Protocols in place to keep supporters safe

Protocols in place to keep supporters safe

Premier League confirm new COVID-19 measures for matchdays.

The safety of everyone remains the priority and the Premier League and all clubs are taking the necessary steps to create a safe matchday environment for all supporters.

Following the introduction of the Government’s ‘Autumn and Winter Plan B’, the Premier League has confirmed the requirements for all fans attending Premier League matches, from today.

For all those aged 18 and over attending Premier League matches, you must complete a COVID status self-declaration online form – this will be emailed to you by the club ahead of each game. This simple registration/online process will require fans to confirm they have a valid NHS COVID pass or a negative NHS COVID test within the previous 48 hours to the fixture. 

All supporters must be prepared to show their NHS COVID pass or proof of a negative NHS COVID test on arrival at the stadium and checks will take place at all Premier League grounds. The test can be a lateral flow of PCR test and this evidence must be the email or text message received from the NHS confirming your negative result. The NHS COVID pass must be through the NHS app, or if you do not have access to a smart phone you can receive a paper copy of your COVID-19 status, more details can be found here.

Please note that all supporters attending matches risk being denied entry if they are unable to show their NHS COVID Pass or proof of a negative NHS COVID test, and ideally this result is as close to a matchday as possible. This will be the case for all home and away fixtures.

Fans must now wear a face covering while in indoor stadium areas and when travelling to matches on public transport. Although it is not mandatory within the stadium bowl, supporters are encouraged to wear face coverings in congested areas and in stands to protect themselves and those around them.

Supporters must not attend matches if they have any COVID-type symptoms or if there is any risk of passing on COVID-19. 

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “We are doing all we can to keep fans safe and grounds open at full capacity. The safety of everyone remains our priority and since the start of the season we have been working closely with our clubs, Government and local public health authorities to prepare fans and stadium operations for the introduction of COVID certification.

“It is really important fans take the time to understand what is required of them when attending Premier League stadiums, which is why we are asking fans to declare their COVID status ahead of a matchday. We want everyone to enjoy matches in safe environments and we and our clubs will continue to urge fans to do all they can and follow public health guidance.”

Since the start of the season, all Premier League clubs have been asking supporters to provide proof of COVID status. Leeds United will continue to work with the Premier League and all other clubs to update safety measures in line with the latest guidance from the Government and local public health authorities. 

In line with the recent changes, the club has also updated the Supporter Code of Conduct, this can be found here.

The Premier League have completed a list of FAQs around the current COVID protocols, please click here for more information.