We note Thursday’s announcement placing the city of Plymouth in tier two in the national COVID tiering system.

The club is delighted with the prospect of 2,000 members of the Green Army returning to Home Park from Saturday, 5 December, for the visit of Ipswich Town in Sky Bet League One – although we are, of course, disappointed that we cannot welcome more of our loyal supporters back into the stands.

Club staff have been working tirelessly to ensure that we are ready to welcome fans back to Home Park at the earliest opportunity, and we are confident that we have implemented the best possible measures for the Green Army’s return to watch Ryan Lowe’s Pilgrims in action.

We understand that supporters will be keen to receive more information on their prospective return to Home Park, and how we will assign tickets.

The club awaits further formal guidance from the EFL, as well as other crucial stakeholders, and will provide further information in due course. As outlined when season-tickets were placed on sale in the summer, priority seating will be allocated to our Club Argyle members, followed by season-ticket holders, in order of purchase date and time.

As we understand it, supporters whose registered ticketing address is in a ‘tier three’ area, will not be eligible to attend Home Park under the current rules, but those who are in tiers one and two will be able to do so.

During the initial period, not all of our loyal season-ticket holders will be able to attend. The club will continue to push for the limitations to be reviewed, and the capacity ceiling to be lifted as soon as possible.

Of course, we also understand that some season-ticket holders will be shielding, or feel that they are not comfortable returning to Home Park until later down the line. This is understandable, and we encourage those season-ticket holders to make contact with the Home Park Ticket Office to ensure that their place in the queue is allocated to someone else.

The club will make contact with season-ticket holders early next week to outline which supporters are eligible for the fixture, and the process of attending.

Thank you for your support.