It’s a Ghost Town here at Reading’s deserted Madejski Stadium where Stoke City do battle a little later.
A small smattering of stewards in face masks are stopping cars and pedestrians alike – not that there’s many of either – at every turn around the stadium.
They are particularly concerned about supporters trying to sneak in, or at least close to the ground, but no signs as yet.
It just doesn’t look, sound or feel like a matchday.
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There just isn’t that usual buzz, it’s like you’ve turned up a day early.
Even the parked cars seem to be social distancing.
The media are in the very fortunate position of being allowed into the confines and then into the stadium a little later.
Numbers are heavily restricted, however, with only 10 written journalists from 10 different outlets being allowed entry.
We have to fill a medical questionnaire first and then have our temperature checked when the doors open a little later at the media entrance.
Face masks are encouraged, but not mandatory here at Reading, unlike other stadiums.
But social distancing is a must at all times, with seats in the stand being used in front of the press box to accommodate even the restricted numbers allowed in today.
No food, but a complimentary bottle of water apparently, and there are three designated toilets.
But unless you want a pee, you’re expected to stay put in your seat.
It’s not going to be much fun, by the sound of it, but we are very fortunate and privileged to be allowed in while so many supporters are missing their first Stoke game in years.