The Philadelphia Eagles will reverse course and ban fans from attending home games at Lincoln Financial Field in the future.
The changes were implemented due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the Philadelphia area. The Eagles have three regular season games remaining on their home schedule, starting with Monday night’s game on November 30 against the Seattle Seahawks.
The Eagles won’t let fans into their first two games: September 20 against the Los Angeles Rams (37-19 defeat) and September 27 against the Cincinnati Bengals (draw 23-23).
The team then has a maximum capacity of 7,500 for home games against the Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. A total of 7,500 including players, coaches, staff and media.
Isolated people enter public spaces at Queens Wharf for fresh air and exercise. Photo / Michael Craig
Returnees staying at four isolation-run hotels in Auckland will no longer enjoy waterfront excursions at Queens Wharf, as the area is no longer available.
Until this week, a special area had been set aside on the city’s waterfront for isolated people housed in hotels with no room to exercise.
A Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) spokesperson told the Herald on Sunday that from Thursday October 29, the site was no longer available.
As New Zealand is now level 1, and with longer days and summer around the corner, public events are scheduled at the docks, the spokesman said.
They said various alternatives had been explored over the past few weeks and last night said they had signed contracts in new areas.
“We know how important daily exercise and fresh air are to all of us.”
Some of the returnees were able to use the training area yesterday, and the ministry said it would announce today where it will be.
How do special areas operate?
People from the hotel are taken to and from the pier by bus and are always accompanied by security staff. They wear PPE and can exercise up to an hour a day.
There are four separate sections of the practice area on the wharf, separated by double fences from the common area of Queens Wharf and from each other.
“This ensures that returnees do not mingle with community members or with returnees from other managed isolation facilities. Physical distancing is maintained in each area at all times,” an MIQ spokesman said in August.
The area has been in effect since March for returning refugees staying at the Sheraton Four Points, Rydges Hotel Auckland, SO Hotel and the Grand Mercure.
Managed isolation rules
Under Government regulations, people returning to New Zealand must complete 14 days in a managed isolation facility before they can interact with the public.
During their stay, they are expected to be tested for Covid-19 on days 3 and 12, and must test negative before they can leave.
Since August, returnees have had to pay $ 3100 for a room in a managed isolation facility. If other adults wish to stay in the same room, they are charged $ 950 and $ 475 for additional children (3-17 years). There is no charge for children under 3 years of age.
People who have been granted exemptions, for example to obtain medical care in New Zealand or who are refugees, will not be charged.