PICKERING Town and Selby Town will welcome supporters back into their grounds for the first time since March tomorrow.

Both clubs are hosting pre-season friendlies this afternoon, with Pickering facing Nostell Miners Welfare (2pm) and Selby facing Thorpe United (3pm) as they prepare for the new term.

It follows the announcement by the Football Association that clubs in Step Three and below can fill their grounds to a 15 per cent capacity amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

At Pickering’s Mill Lane, a maximum of 200 fans will be allowed in, with strict Covid-19 guidelines in place.

Supporters who are feeling unwell or have any Covid-19 symptoms are asked not to attend.

There is no entry to the ground before 1.15pm and the gates will close at 2pm or if the capacity is reached before then.

Fans will also be asked to register contact details to conduct track and trace, sanitise their hands before and after entry to the ground and to avoid touching points of contact, such as barrier railings.

The guidelines also state that, during the course of the game, supporters are asked to maintain social distancing and to stand in groups of no more than six.

Meanwhile, at Selby’s Plant Hire Fairfax Stadium, the cap on the number allowed to attend is 150, with gates opening at 1pm.

Like Pickering, attendance will be ensured on a first-come-first-served basis and all supporters will be asked to provide their contact number for track and trace.

The club are also asking for social distancing among supporters to be observed.

Elsewhere, Tadcaster Albion have also confirmed their first match to allow fans in, when they host Selby on Wednesday evening (7.30pm) at Ings Lane.

Attendance for the pre-season friendly is limited at 200 and the priority for entry being given to season ticket holders, the club have said.