Masks all around the grounds will become a necessary fashion accessory when Roland Garros kicks off qualifying rounds on September 21 in the stylish west side of Paris.
The clay-court spectacular which switched its date last March to the autumn from spring in a rush to beat the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, on Thursday laid down the law to potential spectators.
While player entourage stipulations and health regulations will be detailed later, the way is clear for fans who want to enter the tree-lined 12-hectare grounds of the tennis complex.
“Any spectators moving around the 12-hectare site of Roland-Garros stadium will be obliged to wear a mask,” officials said in a release.
“The FFT will adapt the way spectators move around inside the stadium in order to ensure that the barrier measures and social distancing are respected.
“The layout of the various spaces will be adapted to ensure social distancing is respected.”
Organisers are promising hand sanitiser stations and other health measures as decreed by the government, Fans will be spaced with at least one seat between each spectators, including on outside courts.
Ticket sales for the three showcourts will be limited to a daily basis, with a provision left open for clamping down on the numbers should the local virus situation require it.
Online ticket sales will begin on July 9 for federation clubs and members, with the public getting a go on July 16.
Should things improve, more main court tickets could go on short term offer, the federation added.