Fans at England's Euro 2020 matches can use vaccine passports
REVEALED: The 22,500 supporters at England’s Euro 2020 matches can use vaccine passports for the first time to gain entry to Wembley
- Fans can gain entry to Wembley if they prove they have had both vaccinations
- Supporters will be able to use the NHS app as a Covid passport for the first time
- A negative lateral flow test will also allow spectators to watch Euro 2020 games
- The scheme will first be used on Sunday when England face Croatia at Wembley
- Rules apply to all fans aged 11 and over, and will be in place on June 13, 18 and 22
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.
Fans attending England’s Euro 2020 group matches against Croatia, Scotland and the Czech Republic will have to use covid vaccine passports.
It will be the first time that a sporting event in the UK has required covid certification.
Fans will have to use the NHS app to demonstrate they have received two doses of the covid vaccine at least 14 days before, or they can show a negative lateral flow test taken within the previous 48 hours through a confirmation text, email or print out.
Wembley will stage trials of covid passports at England’s three Euro 2020 group matches
England beat Scotland at Wembley 2-0 when the two sides met in Group A at Euro 96
There will be 22,500 fans for England’s group matches against Croatia, Scotland and the Czech Republic — 25 per cent of Wembley’s capacity — and if the vaccine passport system runs smoothly then it could open the way for larger crowds at the Euro 2020 semi-finals and final which are also being held at the stadium.
For the eagerly-awaited fixture between England and Scotland on Friday June 18, 2,600 members of the Tartan Army have secured tickets and they will also have to show they are covid-safe.
On its website, UEFA said: ‘All ticket holders aged 11 and older must present evidence that they are at a low-risk of transmitting COVID-19 to enter Wembley Stadium. Failure to do so will mean you’re unable to attend the match. Please see below for more info.’.
2,600 members of the Tartan Army have secured tickets for England-Scotland at Wembley
However, there are different arrangements depending on whether fans are based in the UK or abroad.
UEFA said for ticket holders based in the UK, fams must have proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test (LFT), ‘reported and demonstrated via a text message or email from NHS Test and Trace’.
UEFA added: ‘This can be on your device (including a screenshot) or a printout. The test needs to be taken within 48 hours of the time stadium gates open (meaning three hours before match kick-off).
‘Or proof of full vaccination – both doses received at least 14 days prior to the match (demonstrated via the NHS App or via the Scottish or Welsh vaccination record services).’
England fans will have a numercial advantage when Scotalnd visit Wembley in Euro 2020
For ticket holders based elsewhere, UEFA added: ‘Proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test (LFT), reported and demonstrated via a text message or email. The test needs to be taken within 48 hours of the time stadium gates open (meaning three hours before match kick-off).
‘Any other test results, e.g. a PCR test result from a private company, will not be accepted and entry will be denied.’
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