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Masks at Home Park

Kevin Gollop

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It's very disappointing to see that the majority of fans at both friendlies at Home Park have ignored the Club's request that masks are worn when walking beneath the stands.
I thought the same on Tuesday. I didn't particular appreciate being searched by a maskless steward about a foot away from me either in entry. Seemed a completely unnecessary risk for a friendly game
 
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It's very disappointing to see that the majority of fans at both friendlies at Home Park have ignored the Club's request that masks are worn when walking beneath the stands.

What Will happen is come October / November we will have high cases of Covid-19 and flu. Nobody will know what they have. So people will be putting pressure back on the NHS.

Due to people just thinking Covid-19 is over the attitude is let’s not worry about being in enclosed areas with people. Yet they will be the first to moan when we get locked out of HP due to soaring infection rates.

The lack of understanding and just empathy about how they could help others is beyond me.
 
Nov 29, 2011
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If you’re that bothered/worried about what other fans choose to do, should you really be attending?

In a few weeks time Home Park is going to be packed. Masks or not it’s the chances of picking covid up are going to be significantly higher than the last 18 months.

No doubt I’m going to be accused of being selfish or whatever but you can’t choose to put yourself in an area of greater risk and then moan about other fans that are choosing to do something different you. If I was that worried I wouldn’t want to risk it?

For what it’s worth, mask wearing has never bothered me. I’m not for or against it.
 
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If you’re that bothered/worried about what other fans choose to do, should you really be attending?

In a few weeks time Home Park is going to be packed. Masks or not it’s the chances of picking covid up are going to be significantly higher than the last 18 months.

No doubt I’m going to be accused of being selfish or whatever but you can’t choose to put yourself in an area of greater risk and then moan about other fans that are choosing to do something different you. If I was that worried I wouldn’t want to risk it?

For what it’s worth, mask wearing has never bothered me. I’m not for or against it.
You really, really miss the point.

If HP is going to packed in a few weeks, then you really want to mask up now, or YOU will probably miss out. Because masks really do prevent the spread, plus of course vaccines.

So yes you are selfish, if you don’t wear on, and basically totally naive.

Mask wearing SHOULD bother you, as it is a protection. Have you noticed that recently, the people getting Covid now, are mostly unvaccinated, and ending up in hospital.

You should be encouraging people to mask up in crowded areas.
 
Nov 29, 2011
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I wore a mask through the turnstiles last night and on Tuesday. They obviously help stop the spread but my point is this is people’s choice now. If you’re that worried to moan about what other people are doing then a football stadium isn’t the place for you regardless of mask wearing. You can’t have your cake and eat it in the current situation.

I should have worded my post better when I said I wasn’t bothered because I knew I was going to come across as anti mask. I’m not. I’ve still been wearing one in shops etc.
 
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I wore a mask through the turnstiles last night and on Tuesday. They obviously help stop the spread but my point is this is people’s choice now. If you’re that worried to moan about what other people are doing then a football stadium isn’t the place for you regardless of mask wearing. You can’t have your cake and eat it in the current situation.

I should have worded my post better when I said I wasn’t bothered because I knew I was going to come across as anti mask. I’m not. I’ve still been wearing one in shops etc.
Look, the point is, everybody wants full stadia, then wearing one in crowded areas, is essential.

Removed by Site Admin (pack it up), has made ‘another’ , error by not making it compulsory for wearing masks in crowded areas. Because the rates will increase, then we will be back to say, capacity of 25%, 30%, etc.

People can’t have there cake and it eat, (your phrase), by NOT wearing a mask, and full stadia. Little mask wearing will result in smaller crowds.
 
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Look, the point is, everybody wants full stadia, then wearing one in crowded areas, is essential.

************ has made ‘another’ , error by not making it compulsory for wearing masks in crowded areas. Because the rates will increase, then we will be back to say, capacity of 25%, 30%, etc.

People can’t have there cake and it eat, (your phrase), by NOT wearing a mask, and full stadia. Little mask wearing will result in smaller crowds.
Even though I’m continuing to wear a mask, and will do so in the concourse at HP, I think you are seriously overplaying the value of cloth face coverings in preventing infections. That said, people should wear them in crowded indoor places like concourses as a marginal benefit is better than none.
 
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I won’t be wearing one but will give those that do space. Just out of interest, how many people are wearing masks with membrane in? Because if you’re not and you’re worried about it I’d recommend investing in one.
 
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If you’re that bothered/worried about what other fans choose to do, should you really be attending?

In a few weeks time Home Park is going to be packed. Masks or not it’s the chances of picking covid up are going to be significantly higher than the last 18 months.

No doubt I’m going to be accused of being selfish or whatever but you can’t choose to put yourself in an area of greater risk and then moan about other fans that are choosing to do something different you. If I was that worried I wouldn’t want to risk it?

For what it’s worth, mask wearing has never bothered me. I’m not for or against it.




I have the same view about apathy.:unsure:
 
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If you’re that bothered/worried about what other fans choose to do, should you really be attending?

In a few weeks time Home Park is going to be packed. Masks or not it’s the chances of picking covid up are going to be significantly higher than the last 18 months.

No doubt I’m going to be accused of being selfish or whatever but you can’t choose to put yourself in an area of greater risk and then moan about other fans that are choosing to do something different you. If I was that worried I wouldn’t want to risk it?

For what it’s worth, mask wearing has never bothered me. I’m not for or against it.
Agree Sam. It was joyous to be back yesterday - balmy evening , no pressure football , opposition fans…and no masks to be seen. IF you are really worried about this, then the most rational thing is to not attend football matches, the beach, festivals, etc etc ... a version of COVID will always be around, there will be no post eradication period so this is the new normal. As with other things in life, evaluate the risk, and make your own decision but don’t throw insults at people who have a different view on risk to you.
 

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Even though I’m continuing to wear a mask, and will do so in the concourse at HP, I think you are seriously overplaying the value of cloth face coverings in preventing infections. That said, people should wear them in crowded indoor places like concourses as a marginal benefit is better than none.
 

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