This message was just sent out to Trust members.

"The Trust attended a meeting of the Supporters Liaison Group on Thursday evening 15 July. The main topic of the meeting was the return of fans to the stadium. At the moment two pre season friendlies were planned at CCS. No away fans are to be allowed at these games and sales of tickets to home fans would be online only to supporters on the club database on a first come first served basis up to a maximum of 8,000. These games are to be compliant with current social distancing rules. However, the aspiration is that, in time for the first home league of the season on 7 August against Barnsley, the rules will have changed sufficiently for normal attendance at home games to take place thus obviating the need for the ballots that the club were proposing.

The club circulated a draft of a Supporters Code of Conduct that fans would need to comply with. The document concentrated on behaviours expected of fans in the context of Covid. We will circulate a copy of the document when it has been finalised.

The problems surrounding the sale of season tickets were discussed. The club stated that they had a backlog of approximately 500 emails which they were getting through with a reduced number of staff. They regretted the fact that the phone lines were not open but stated that not having to take phone calls meant that they could deal with the email backlog more effectively and expected to deal with all the issues before the expiry of any deadlines.

The club also stated that, in future, the smoking of e cigarettes and vaping would be banned in the confines of the stadium bringing them in line with clubs elsewhere.

These are the main headlines of the meeting and the club will produce formal minutes of the meeting which we will circulate when available.

Keith Morgan