Following the establishment of the England government’s “Autumn and Winter Plan B”, the Premier League on Wednesday vouched needful for all spectators attending Premier League games.
Since Wednesday, all those aged 18 and over attending Premier League games must fulfil the COVID status self-declaration through their club’s website ahead of match-day.
This effortless online process requires fans to certify they have a valid NHS COVID pass or negative NHS COVID test within the previous 48 hours.
Supporters must be ready to display their NHS COVID pass or proof of a negative NHS COVID test on entrance at the stadium.
Inspections will take place at all Premier League grounds. Fans risk being rejected entry if they are not able to show their NHS COVID Pass or proof of a negative NHS COVID test result from within the previous 48 hours, preferably as close to match-day as possible.
Supporters also must wear a face covering whilst in indoor stadium areas and when travelling to matches on public transport. Despite the fact that it is not mandatory within the stadium bowl, fans are uplifted to wear face coverings in crowded areas and in stands to protect themselves and those around them.
Spectators are also asked to not attend games if they have any COVID-type symptoms or there is a risk of passing on COVID-19.
Richard Masters, Premier League Chief Executive in a statement voiced: “We are doing all we can to keep fans safe and grounds open at full capacity. The safety of everyone remains our priority and since the start of the season we have been working closely with our clubs, Government and local public health authorities to prepare fans and stadium operations for the introduction of COVID certification.”
“It is really important fans take the time to understand what is required of them when attending Premier League stadiums, which is why we are asking fans to declare their COVID status ahead of a match-day. We want everyone to enjoy matches in safe environments and we and our clubs will continue to urge fans to do all they can and follow public health guidance,” he appended.