Aberdeen have given the small number of Dons supporters returning to Pittodrie this weekend ground rules to follow inside the stadium.

It was announced recently that Derek McInnes’ side and Stuart Kettlewell’s Ross County would be allowed 300 fans inside their stadiums this weekend for respective matches against Kilmarnock and Celtic.

This comes after the opening six games of the Premiership season and Scotland’s first match at Hampden for almost 10 months was forced behind closed doors as clubs fall in line with COVID-19 regulations.

The Scottish government have given the SPFL permission to trial the return of fans this weekend in Aberdeen and Dingwall. 300 Dons supporters are to be picked from a ballot of season ticket holders to determine who gets in.

With these trials come rules and Aberdeen have outlined what supporters will be expected to do this weekend. With a very different experience for fans this Saturday to come, here are the rules Aberdeen supporters will be expected to follow during the 90 minutes of action.

  1. Remain in your allocated seat (standing is strictly prohibited
  2. Always wear your face covering properly covering both your nose and mouth.
  3. Leaving your seat – If you must leave your seat continue to wear your face covering, wait for the gangway to clear, remember the 2 metre social distancing rule, sanitise hands and follow the signage and Stewards instructions.
  4. When in your seated area, when moving past other spectators, to and from your seat, please avoid face to face contact with other spectator.
  5. Match Ball – should the match ball enter the stand, please pass this down to the ball boy to be sanitised, under no circumstances should you throw the ball onto the pitch. Please ensure that you sanitise your own hands once the ball has been passed back.
  6. Coughing and Sneezing – please catch in a tissue or in the crease of your elbow, sanitising hands afterwards and disposing of any contaminated tissues in a bin.
  7. Chanting/Shouting/Singing – are to be avoided to help reduce the risk of infection.
  8. Priority will be given on stairwells to people ascending the stairs. To avoid contact, people descending are required to step into a row until the stairwell is clear for them to continue their journey.
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