Covid-19 put a damper on seeing the games in person last season, but now there is a light at the end of the tunnel. On March 5th, the Boston Bruins announced that they would be opening TD Garden back up to their fans. The first event will be the Bruins vs. the New York Islanders on March 23 at seven pm. Since then, they have released the protocol that fans have to follow to attend the games called “Play It Safe.”
Play It Safe Guidelines And Rules
Stay home if your sick: If you are feeling under the weather, just like anywhere else since the pandemic started, stay home. Plus, if you have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19. Or if you have been told to self-isolate or quarantine by a health care provider or public health official. It also includes if you are waiting for the results of a covid-19 test. The bottom line is, if you feel feverish, have a sore throat, chills, a cough, shortness of breath, congestion, nausea, or vomiting, then STAY HOME and watch the game on tv.
Wear your mask: Mask is required to enter the building like anywhere else, but they have strict guidelines regarding what kind of masks are accepted. Here are the criteria:
Masks must completely and tightly cover the wearer’s nose and mouth. Neck gaiters, bandanas, masks with valves or vents, and any covering with only a single layer of cloth are not permitted. Face shields may not be worn in place of a face mask, though may be worn in addition to a face mask. A two-strike policy will be strictly enforced for all guests who attend events at TD Garden in relation to mask-wearing. Guests failing to adhere to this policy will be subject to disciplinary measures including ejection.https://www.tdgarden.com/PlayItSafe
Play it Safe Promise: Before attending a game, everyone must complete the form called: TD Garden | PLAY IT SAFE PROMISE. The form can be accessed online at https://cloud.tdgarden-email.com/checkin
Mobile Tickets: All tickets will be via mobile and sold in groups of two or four. Seats will be six feet apart from each group. You’ll access your tickets by the TD Garden Hub App and on the Bruins App & Celtics App.
Maintain Physical Distancing: I believe this goes without saying too much because it sadly has become the norm in everyday life, but fun fact, the arena has been divided into two neighborhoods, East and West, to minimize contact and crossover with other guests.
New Entry Gates: Depending on where you are sitting will determine which entrance you will be allowed to use. An email will be sent to you entitled “Know Before You Go” to assist you with your entrance location. Upon arrival, you will have to show your play-it-safe promise form and mobile ticket.
No Bags: Before with an appropriate search, bags were allowed in, but now for everyone’s safety, they are not allowing any bags into the Garden.
New Touch Screen Amenities: Using the TD Garden Hub App will allow you to order your food and drink and then pick it up safely at a designated area. All food will be wrapped with condiments in individual packets.
Physically Distanced Exit: At the end of the event, TD Garden staff and arena digital signage will assist in executing a physically distanced exit strategy, similar to an airline exit strategy spacing between guests.
For more information explaining the rules that TD Garden has in place in more depth, you can go on their website https://www.tdgarden.com/PlayItSafe. Or you can call them at 617-624-1331 or use the hotline, which is only active on game day 90 minutes before the event and then open throughout the event at 857-400-8763, or you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org