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Fakenham Town asks for tier three fans not to travel as Covid-19 cases rise

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A Norfolk football team has issued a plea for supporters not to travel from tier three for tomorrow's eagerly anticipated fixture.

Fakenham Town FC has asked for fans of tomorrow's FA Vase opponents, Milton Keynes Irish FC, not to make the journey to tier two Norfolk.

With their team based in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, the majority of Milton Keynes Irish supporters will be living in an area with the highest level of coronavirus restrictions from tomorrow.

Fakenham Town Football Club
Fakenham Town Football Club

A social media post by Fakenham Town FC said: "With the recent government announcement, we please ask that any MK Irish FC fans don’t travel to the game tomorrow if they are based in tier three."

The club also emphasised Milton Keynes Irish fans will be able to follow the game through social media platforms instead. The Lynn News will also be at the ground tomorrow, reporting on the FA Vase third round clash at the Daly Group Stadium.

It comes as health officials have warned about rising coronavirus cases in West Norfolk.

The number of latest coronavirus cases in West Norfolk is 148.6 per 100,000 compared with 107 in the previous seven days.

Those living in tier two can continue to attend sporting fixtures, meaning limited punters will be able to return to Fakenham Racecourse for the first time this season on Sunday.

But tier three restrictions mean fans are not allowed in sport stadiums in those area. Under tier three, households must not mix indoors or outdoors in hospitality venues or private gardens, and the rule of six applies in outdoor public spaces.

Buckinghamshire moves into tier three from 12.01am on Saturday after the government announcement yesterday.

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