Message from Gordon Hollins
A very happy match day to one and all!
I am disappointed not to be attending what is a really important match this evening. Unfortunately, I am self-isolating at home in Taunton having tested positive for coronavirus just under two weeks ago and experiencing some nasty symptoms since.
I am ‘double vaccinated’, but my experience is a timely reminder that being vaccinated does not make us superhuman. As we look forward to the full reopening of sport and society, it has never been more important for us all to continue being vigilant and play our part in fighting this virus.
Fortunately, and due to the COVID-19 Mitigation Protocols in place at the Cooper Associates County Ground, I am an isolated case within the Club. All staff have been taking daily lateral flow tests over the last couple of weeks or so and happily, nobody else has tested positive. The Cooper Associates County Ground remains covid-secure, and the team are ready to welcome you back to your second home this evening.
For the foreseeable future, we will continue to have robust protocols in place within the ground to protect our Members, spectators and staff. These will include continuing to collect track and trace information, the recommendation that face masks be worn when moving around the Ground and particularly when indoors or in enclosed spaces, monitoring ingress and egress through specific gates and hand sanitiser points remaining in situ throughout the ground. Our COVID-19 Spectator Code of Conduct will also remain in force. I fully appreciate some may be keen to see all restrictions lift from Monday but likewise, some will be understandably nervous and hesitant to return to “normal”. Please continue to be kind and respectful to one another and individual decisions we all will make during this next period.
Like many of you, I’ll be watching the match on Sky this evening and I wish the lads the very best of luck in their quest to secure a ‘home’ quarter-final.
Thanks as ever for your support. Enjoy the match!
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