CAFE has launched a questionnaire to gain an understanding of the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic and the suspension of live football has had on disabled fans across Europe.

The questionnaire forms part of a wider research project, which aims to identify any concerns disabled fans may have about returning to stadiums. The project will also explore safety measures that can be implemented to help ensure disabled spectators can return to live matches in an accessible, inclusive and welcoming environment.

The findings of the questionnaire will help CAFE to work with stakeholders including UEFA, national associations and clubs to consider disabled supporters’ access requirements, and the availability of accessible facilities, services and amenities when planning for the return of fans to stadiums.

CAFE's Fan Liaison and Access Officer, Amy Wilson, said, "The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on everybody, but has had a disproportionate effect on disabled people and their everyday lives. CAFE is keen to hear how disabled fans feel about returning to live football, and we want to support clubs and governing bodies in planning for the return of fans to their stadiums".

The CAFE Covid-19 impact questionnaire is available online in English, French, German, Polish, Russian and Spanish.

If the questionnaire is not available in your chosen language, some internet browsers may be able to translate the questions automatically. You could also use programs such as Google Translate to translate into your language. Please feel free to submit your responses in your preferred language.

You can also download the questionnaire as a Word document in English, French, German, Polish, Russian and Spanish. Please return completed Word document responses by email to [email protected].

Alternative formats are available on request, and if you require support in completing the questionnaire please email [email protected] or call +44(0)7960 579 305.

For further information about CAFE and our works, please email [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)208 065 5108.

Published 17/6/2020