Castle Park install Sanitisation tunnel to protect against Covid-19.
12th October 2020
Castle Park install sanitisation tunnel to give players extra protection against Covid-19
- The Knights are the first Club in the Greene King IPA Championship to install the new Gateway Personal Protection Tunnel (PPT) in a major step to protect players & staff & visitors.
- All users will be encouraged to walk through the tunnel which sprays them with a sanitising solution, disabling covid-19 and other viruses
In an industry leading move to ensure the safety of players and staff & visitors, DRFC becomes the first club in the Championship to install a sanitisation tunnel at Castle Park.
Players and staff alike will be encouraged to walk through the Gateway PPT when they arrive for training and matches to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The hope is that the sanitisation tunnels will play a major part in getting fans safely back into the stadium to support the Knights in person, when restrictions are eased and in line with Government advice.
The Gateway PPT works by sanitising people who walk through it – a little like an airport scanner – beginning with a thermo imaging camera to take fans’ temperature and then using controlled, odourless, dry-misting of a treated water-based solution to disable bacteria and viruses. The process takes 3-5 seconds and is completely safe to use.
The measure provides an additional line of defence and helps to reduce transmission of Covid-19. It will complement existing safety measures implemented by the club.
Today’s news follows reports that the Secretary of State for Sport, Oliver Dowden, is looking into ways sports stadiums can re-open safely, supported by the creation of a new working group within DCMS, the Sports Technical Innovation Group (STIG).
Christian Pearce, Commercial Director of Gateway PPT said: “The Gateway PPT provides Doncaster Knights’ players, staff members and families with the peace of mind that they are doing everything they can to protect themselves and others against covid-19.
“We are hopeful that in the not so distant future the Gateway PPT will be used by clubs across the league to welcome fans back to watch their favourite team live.”
Knights General Manager, Neil Holmes added: “The safety of our staff, supporters and customers is of utmost importance to us. We have now welcomed our mini/junior and amateur sections back to Castle Park and hope to be able to welcome supporters back to watch the Knights soon.
“The sanitisation gateway highlights our commitment to our stakeholders and is a key part of the extensive safety measures we are taking to safeguard all who visit Castle Park.”