Premier League fans 'WILL need Covid vaccination passport to attend matches with capacity over 16k if infections rise'

Premier League fans 'WILL need Covid vaccination passport to attend matches with capacity over 16k if infections rise'

FOOTBALL fans may have to show proof they have had two doses of Covid jabs to attend games from September.

Despite the Euro 2020 final and semi-finals attended by 60,000 supporters at Wembley, stadiums could be limited to a capacity of 16,000.

That is if transmission rates remain dangerously high with around one in six areas in England reporting record levels of coronavirus infections.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday that only those that have been fully vaccinated at events where 'large crowds gather' will be able to attend.

He remarked: "As we said last week, we do reserve the right to mandate certification at any point if it is necessary to reduce transmission.

"And I should serve notice now that by the end of September – when all over-18s will have had the chance to be double jabbed – we are planning to make full vaccination the condition of entry to nightclubs and other venues where large crowds gather.

"Proof of a negative test will no longer be enough."

According to the Daily Mail, if infection rates continue to be high, this would also impact football fans.

Supporters would have to show Covid passports to prove they are fully vaccinated, with a negative test result to not be enough to gain entry.

They state that both the Premier League and EFL are seeking clarification on Johnson's comments and what this means for football.

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As reported by iNews, the Premier League are in the early stages of working with the Government on a Covid certificate system.

The document would be connected to the NHS app already downloaded by millions for track and trace and to lodge test results.

The Government is said to prefer keeping passports inside the NHS framework with the Prem also considering its own certification app.

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