Information replicated for Aston Villa and all of us.
And my two pennies worth is – if you have a problem with any of this, take it up with your local MP and NOT the staff at AVFC who are just trying to do a difficult job, as well as they can. We are all fed up of this stuff, no doubt at all, but be patient and courteous with our fellow Villa folks. No point going, if you aren’t willing to follow the below, it just is what it is. As said, if you have a problem, then it is your MP you need to contact.
Here endeth my sermon!
Supporters are advised to be prepared to show NHS COVID-19 status certification in order to attend matchdays at Villa Park – starting from Saturday’s Premier League fixture against Burnley.
Following the government’s announcement to introduce Plan B of its COVID response autumn-winter measures, new protocols are now in place for all match-attending fans.
All supporters aged 18 or over, including those in hospitality, will be required to:
- Pre-register your COVID status online in advance of arriving at the stadium – this is to declare you are symptom-free, hold a valid NHS COVID Pass or negative NHS COVID test result and understand you risk being refused entry if you cannot provide proof. Supporters will simply be asked to complete a pre-registration form which will be emailed to fans (lead bookers for group tickets) within 72 hours of matchday. This must be submitted prior to three hours before kick-off. Please ensure your email address and preferences are up-to-date.
- Show your NHS COVID Pass or negative NHS COVID test result (within the previous 24 hours) at stadium checks.
- Do not travel if you feel unwell and/or are displaying COVID symptoms
Spot checks will take place across all areas of the stadium, including hospitality, and supporters risk being denied entry if you are unable to show your NHS COVID Pass or proof of a negative NHS COVID test within the previous 24 hours, ideally on matchday.
If applicable, evidence of a negative lateral flow test result needs to be registered within the NHS COVID Pass. Do not bring your lateral flow test kit to the stadium.
Medical exemptions should now be registered with the NHS to generate an NHS COVID Pass, using 119 or the NHS website, or through your GP. This can take a little time, so if you are medically exempt, please alert the nearest steward on arrival.
Fans are also reminded to display good public health behaviour – stay at home if you have COVID-19 symptoms, wash hands regularly, social distance wherever possible and wear a face covering when indoors, in congested areas and on public transport.
Aston Villa, the Premier League and its clubs have a shared goal and ongoing commitment to keep supporters and all those in attendance at fixtures as safe as possible during the COVID pandemic.
On the back of previous 2021/22 COVID matchday regulations, these new requirements are vital to help create a safe matchday environment for all fans to enjoy.
Please note, this applies to all Premier League stadia and is a legal requirement/condition of entry.
Thank you in advance for your help, support and patience during this time.
See below for our full list of FAQs
Covid in football forum thread: https://forums.vitalfootball.co.uk/threads/football-during-coronavirus-crisis.103482/page-233
How to get proof of vaccinations:
You will need your NHS number https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/
Covid pass site: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/
Digital version for the phone: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/get-digital-covid-pass/
How to get a digital NHS COVID Pass
There are 2 ways you can get a digital NHS COVID Pass.
OR to get a letter: