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Matchday Safety Message | Arrive early and leave bulky bags behind

Please take a moment to read the following ahead of matchdays...

16 September 2017

Three points isn't the only priority on matchday. Making sure everyone goes home safe is the most important result.

Cardiff City FC has been working closely with the police and the EFL to review security at Cardiff City Stadium. Now we are asking you to do your bit.

Following Friday's incident in London and the dreadful Manchester Arena bombing in May, stadium managers from clubs have been briefed by counter terrorism police. It is vital that everyone - players, staff and supporters - remain vigilant and report any concerns to stewards or police.

Visible Police presence within the Stadium will continue to be reduced as far as the match risk assessment allows. However, please note that a robust policing operation is always prevalent on the footprint and this includes the presence of Armed Police Officers who are deployed to ensure public safety and offer reassurance to those attending our events.

Attacks might be rare, and the chance of you being caught up in one unlikely, but the message is #ActionCountersTerrorism.

Here's a quick reminder of what you can do to help keep yourself and others safe:  

  • Arrive early, allowing more time for security checks
  • Minimise what you carry, fewer bag searches will speed up entry to the ground. Large and bulky baggage should be avoided and in the current climate, the left luggage facility at CCS has been withdrawn
  • Be vigilant at all times and if you see anything suspicious, tell a steward right away
  • If you see anything that could pose an immediate threat to safety, call 999
  • In an emergency, listen to the Public Address instructions and follow them
  • If told to evacuate, do so immediately, do not wait around to film events on your mobile
  • Move right away from the stadium as quickly as possible for your safety and to allow clear access for any emergency vehicles
  • Once you are safe, follow the local police force on Twitter for updates

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