Blues Outline 'Game Plan' For Fans' Goodison Return

Campaign to make sure fans are aware of public health and safety requirements before and on matchdays.

The removal of social distancing regulations means Goodison Park is now fully open to fans for the 2021/22 season.

All Season Ticket Members and match ticket purchasers will be able to attend without social distancing restrictions in place and will be provided with the necessary guidance relating to COVID-19 protocols ahead of matchday to ensure the matchday is as safe as possible for all supporters.


As part of these measures to maximise safety, minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and follow government guidance and Premier League protocols, fans should be prepared to present, if asked when entering the stadium, their COVID-19 vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of the match.

Fans can learn more about how to link their vaccination record to the NHS app here.

Supporters should also bring a face covering to wear when in the stadium, in line with government guidance on gatherings in enclosed places, and should arrive at the stadium in good time.

All payments inside the stadium will be contactless, to speed movement through concourses and minimise contact at all points of sale.

The Fan Zone will not be in use for the opening games of the season.

This is in order for the Club to accommodate additional changing room facilities at the Park End of the stadium for visiting teams as part of Premier League protocols to maintain a bubble for players and staff.

The Sir Philip Carter Park End will only be accessible via Goodison Road - with the Sir Philip Carter Park End stand open for fans from 75 minutes prior to kick-off.

For the 2021/22 season, the Club has introduced digital Season Tickets as an additional option for stadium entry.

As part of the matchday Code of Conduct, supporters should not attend Goodison if they have returned a positive COVID-19 test within 10 days of the fixture, if they have any COVID symptoms – including a high temperature, new continuous cough, or a loss of sense of taste/smell – or if they are required to self-isolate.

To read the full Supporter Code of Conduct, click here.