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Vodafone Summer Series – Match Attendance Protocols

The IRFU is delighted to play its part in the government’s outdoor pilot sport event programme by staging two international fixtures at the Aviva Stadium; v Japan (Saturday, July 3rd) and USA (Saturday, July 10th).

Capacity at the Aviva will be reduced to 3,000 (5.8% capacity) supporters for the game against Japan on the 3rd July and 5,418 (10% capacity) supporters for the USA fixture on the 10th July.

In line with government and HSE guidelines supporter safety is a key focus of the reopening of the Aviva Stadium. All attendees will be requested to adhere to COVID safety protocols in order to ensure the success of these pilot events. More information on spectator safety COVID protocols is available in the video and below.

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Spectator Safety COVID Protocols

To help protect you and your fellow supporters, we ask that you comply with the following protocols in relation to COVID spectator safety while attending matches at the Aviva Stadium.

The following COVID protocols are in addition to the usual stadium regulations that operate for all major sporting events at the Aviva Stadium. (see below).

Entry to the stadium constitutes your acceptance of the Spectator Safety COVID Protocols and any breach, in line with Stadium Regulations, may result in ejection from the stadium.

Key Points

o Download your e-ticket to your phone for contactless entry to stadium.
o It is recommended that you download and install the HSE COVID-19 Contact Tracing App.
o Make note of your Stadium entry point in advance.
o Supporters must remain in their assigned seats apart from when using amenities.
o Masks must be worn at all times, except when eating or drinking, unless you are under 13.
o Maintain good hand hygiene by availing of hand sanitiser dispensers provided.
o Due to additional measures in place please observe queuing system for concession, toilets, and turnstiles. Please observe stewards’ directions.

In Advance of the Game

o Do not attend if you are experiencing COVID symptoms or are a close contact of a suspected case.
o It is your responsibility to personally assess your ability to attend if considered a vulnerable person.
o Ensure those attending the match with you have read and understood these guidelines.

Travelling to and from the Game

o Travel alone or within household/bubble.
o Travel from home directly to the ground.
o Use public transport as per Government guidelines.
o Please do not congregate, maintain social distancing and wear a mask in crowded places.
o Paid Parking is available at the RDS

At the Game

o Please follow the directions of the stewards and any signage provided.
o Masks must be worn at all times.
o Please observe physical distancing at all times and in all parts of the grounds.
o Please proceed to your allocated seating and remain there until exiting unless using amenities.
o Avoid contact with others who are not in your social bubble.
o When moving past others in a seated area, please avoid face to face contact with other spectators.
o If you feel ill please contact your closest steward for assistance.

Other Points to Note

o Contact information provided at ticket purchase and seat allocation will be kept for up to 28 days to facilitate contact tracing.
o A free digital programme will be available to download for each game from www.irishrugby.ie
o Refreshment concessions will be in operation for these games. Cashless payments only. There will be no alcohol on sale.
o Please be mindful of others when queuing for food.

Useful Links

o IRFU Mobile Ticketing Guide – Click here
– how to view e-ticket on a phone
– transfer an e-ticket to a friend
– add your e-ticket to Apple Wallet
– add your e-ticket to Google Pay

o Aviva Stadium regulations: www.avivastadium.ie/faqs-ground-rules
o Irish Government COVID Tracker app: https://covidtracker.ie

Please follow all HSE COVID-19 health guidelines

Ireland Vodafone Summer Series 2021 Fixtures

Ireland v Japan
Saturday 3rd July, 2021
Aviva Stadium
KO: 13.00

Ireland v USA
Saturday 10th July, 2021
Aviva Stadium
KO: 19.15