Tottenham fans may need a COVID passport to attend the club’s Premier League fixtures, starting with their first game of the season against Manchester City, The Daily Mail have reported.
Premier League stadiums are set to be at full capacity next season for the first time since March 2020 after the UK government announced the next stage in the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
The Mail have now revealed that the government is set to lift all legal restrictions on social distancing as the country moves from Step Three to Step Four of the roadmap out of lockdown and are expected to offer guidance on what it means for sporting events this week.
The report states that the government is expected to ‘encourage’ the use of COVID certification rather than mandate it but that the Premier League is unlikely to ignore any guidance from the health authorities.
As a result, it now looks increasingly likely that a certification scheme will be in place from the first round of fixtures.
It is explained that COVID certification uses the NHS app to confirm whether a person has received two doses of the vaccine, has a negative lateral flow test or has natural immunity to the virus from a previous infection.
Spurs Web Opinion
I believe it is a positive that these safety protocols are followed as the last thing we need is for cases to increase due to sporting events as that could lead to the government going back on their decision to allow fans back in at full capacity.
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