As we get ready for this Sunday’s Round 5 game, I again want to take the opportunity to say thank you for your support – our win on the Queen’s Birthday was a well-deserved celebration for all our players, staff, Members and corporate partners.
With COVID-19 restrictions gradually easing, we are now anticipating the return of Members to our home games. This week, we’ve been given permission for a very small part of our family to cheer us on against the Roosters and we’re excited to invite some of our longest serving members to Bankwest Stadium.
In addition, the public health guidelines only allow access for the western side of the stadium and specifically in the dedicated corporate spaces.
Due to the short notice, the Club has decided to use this capacity for a cross section of Major Corporate Partners, long term Suite Holders and selected long-tenured Members. Our Membership staff will be contacting those selected Members today to advise of the tickets and related protocols.
Whilst we are excited to take this first step in a return of crowds to the game, there will be some clear protocols that will need to be followed to adhere to NSW Government Guidelines. This will include:
- Confirm to staff whether they have any COVID-19 symptoms;
- Confirm to staff whether they have been exposed to anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19;
- Confirm to staff whether they have been in quarantine in the past 14 days;
- Submit to and pass an individual temperature check which records a temperature of 37.2c or less.
For the remaining 7 home games of the 2020 season, we anticipate the number of fans allowed at each game to increase and we will expand Member attendance according to the approved capacity each week.
Priority for Member attendance at these games will be allocated in line with our 3 guiding principles - loyalty, fairness and sustainability. Membership Category, Tenure and Pledge status will all be determining factors in how we allocate ticketing for our remaining home games.
It is our absolute intention to get as many of our Members to each game as possible, but please understand that until restrictions are fully lifted there are going to be some of you who want to attend and are unable to do so. We will be as fair and as transparent as possible throughout this process and ensure that we are in line with our outlined principles.
Finally, a reminder that next Thursday we will release our 2020 Membership plan. This will communicate how we will be addressing those Members who have had their 2020 Memberships affected by COVID-19 and outline what our plan is to improve the Membership experience in 2021.
We’ll be with you again this Sunday cheering on the boys in blue and white.