Following Thursday’s UK Government advisory regarding which areas of the country will be subject to what levels of the COVID-19 tier system following the conclusion of the current national lockdown, Derby will remain in Tier 3 until at least 16th December when the situation is reviewed again.

Consequently, under the current restrictions, Rams supporters will still be unable to return to Pride Park Stadium and matches will continue to be hosted behind-closed-doors.

This news is understandably frustrating for both the club and supporters, with the last fixture played before a crowd at Pride Park being in early March of this year.

The health, safety and wellbeing of supporters and staff is of the highest importance, and the club will continue to liaise closely with the appropriate authorities to ensure a robust plan is in place for when Derby is moved into either Tier 2 (up to 2,000 spectators allowed into stadiums) or Tier 1 (up to 4,000 spectators allowed into stadiums).

The tier system is to be reviewed by the UK Government every two weeks, and the club will provide a further update following the next review, but in the interim it again expresses its sincere thanks to supporters for their patience, understanding and cooperation during these difficult circumstances.

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