The new rules Leeds United fans must follow at Elland Road as they return for final game against West Brom

Leeds United fans are set to return to Elland Road on May 23 – but the match day experience will naturally be very different.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 11:29 am

Home fans will be able to watch the Whites from the stands for the first time in over a year as Bielsa's men take on West Brom on May 23.

The Whites will play in front of away fans on May 18 as Saints' fans will be allowed in as the Southampton match.

Leeds United players have only played once in front of football fans since March 2020 - when they faced Chelsea in December when London was in Tier 2.

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Leeds United fans at Elland Road pre-Covid.

Whites fans were entered into a ballot for a chance to be one of 10,000 at the West Brom match.

And while fans are naturally excited to return to Elland Road for the first time since March 2020, there will be a host of new rules and guidelines to follow for those attending the fixture.

The club has published a Covid-19 Spectator Code of Conduct which all fans must follow when attending Elland Road.

LUFC posted on their website: "Any breach of this Covid-19 Code of Conduct may result in you being asked to leave the stadium and having your season ticket or membership suspended or withdrawn and/or may result in a significant ban from attending future matches at Elland Road."

Here’s some of the key changes that supporters will need to be aware of:

Symptoms

Anyone who has tested positive for Covid and not completed isolation or who has symptoms should not attend.

Health check

You will be required to complete an online health medical questionnaire approximately 24 hours before the fixture.

Only once the questionnaire is completed will your ticket be activated for the match.

Arriving

You must be the named supporter on your ticket for the Match and be able to confirm this with acceptable photo ID on request.

Photo ID will be required for all spectators aged 14 and over. If you are unable to provide an acceptable photo ID, you will not be permitted entry into the Stadium.

Arrive in good time to go through all the necessary entry procedures, please check the guidelines on the Leeds United website in advance of match day.

Avoid bringing any bags into the stadium, any bag bigger than A4 will not be allowed in. Any bags smaller than A4 must be clear.

Track and trace

The Club is co-operating with the NHS Test & Trace system and will require details of all spectators attending the Match.

You are encouraged to download the NHS Track and Trace App and ‘check -in’ to the Stadium on arrival by scanning the Stadium’s QR code.

Masks

All supporters must wear a face covering at all times when queuing to gain entry and within the stadium grounds. This also includes when seated in the stadium bowl.

The only exception to this is when eating or drinking or if you have an exemption pass.

If you have a medical exemption from wearing a face covering, please email [email protected]

Sanitising and hygiene

Maintain good hand hygiene – use the sanitiser dispensers provided and avoid touching your face, or handles, railings etc, whenever possible.

Small bottles of hand sanitiser will be allowed into the ground.

Observe respiratory etiquette – always cover your mouth if needing to cough or sneeze.

Avoid hugs, high-fives and any close contact with people who are not within your social bubble.

Take care when shouting, singing or celebrating

Leaving Elland Road

Follow the staggered exit procedures. This may mean various seating blocks being asked to remain for a few minutes after the final whistle.

If you are attending with other members of your social bubble, please make sure they have read and understood these guidelines too.

If you need to use a lift at the ground, please be aware the capacity is severely reduced, for an access pass please email [email protected]

If you are being dropped off at the ground please arrange to be picked up in carpark B. The drop off point for hospitality guests is Stadium Way Car park.