Covid passports and masks required at sporting events in England after July 19
Posted: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 16:25
Fans face being asked to give up their pre-match routines as sports will be told to insist on Covid passports and masks from Monday.
Under plans being hurriedly put in place, the Government will this week issue guidance to sports ahead of their return to full capacity, after Boris Johnson revealed venues with large crowds would be urged to adopt Covid certification – proof of full vaccination or evidence of a negative test – "as a matter of social responsibility".
The use of Covid passports and masks – an exception could be made for outdoor events – will not be mandatory, but it is unthinkable sports will ignore guidance, given their duty of care to those attending.
Covid certification has already been used at pilot events for the return of crowds to sport, where major changes have had to be put in place to meet the new protocols.
That includes staggered entry times, which could be more difficult to manage at the country's largest venues, particularly at midweek evening games...
From The Telegraph.