WE CAN confirm that – in line with updated Government requirements – fans over 18 accessing Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium must now display their NHS Covid Pass to gain entry, or provide proof of a negative result from a recent lateral flow test within the previous 48 hours.
International supporters should also note that, in addition, we will accept an EU Digital COVID Certificate or US CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card for entry.
Government legislation was passed recently that means people in England who are attending any event with more than 10,000 people must comply with the above.
Supporters can obtain an NHS Covid Pass digitally through the NHS App, online via NHS.UK, or as a letter sent in the post.
The club will accept any form of proving a negative lateral flow test such as the physical test, photo of a recent test, or a screenshot of the recorded result which has been uploaded to the NHS.
We urge fans to consider the following key points ahead of future matchdays:
- Be prepared – ensure you have your Covid pass or proof of lateral flow test ready to be checked before you get to the turnstiles. It is recommended to take a screenshot of your pass before attending, as obtaining the pass using internet signal can often be problematic at large spectator venues
- Arrive early – entry to the stadium will take longer than normal so ensure you arrive well in advance of kick-off
- Co-operate – the requirement to show your Covid status is a mandatory requirement on venues so please co-operate with our staff who will have to undertake these checks
What is the NHS COVID pass?
The NHS Covid Pass is deemed as one of the following:
- A digital NHS Covid Pass
- A paper NHS Covid Pass
- A negative lateral flow test (LFT) result within the past 48 hours
How can I get a pass?
Digital NHS COVID Pass
Supporters who are fully vaccinated can prepare by signing up for their NHS Covid Pass via a computer, tablet or mobile phone.
To register for the digital pass, you must have photographic ID. If you do not, you must request a paper NHS Covid Pass.
Click HERE to sign up for the digital pass.
The pass is a QR code, which looks like the below:
Supporters who decide to make use of the digital NHS Covid Pass can either:
- Display the pass on a smartphone (internet signal may be required)
- Download the pass to a smartphone
- Download and print a physical copy to be brought to the event
It is recommended that you download a copy to your smartphone to avoid any issues regarding signal at the stadium. Supporters also have the ability to download and print a physical copy of the digital pass.
The digital NHS Covid Pass expires every 30 days and we encourage supporters to renew at the earliest opportunity ahead of further fixtures.
Paper NHS COVID pass
Supporters who are over 18 and fully vaccinated, but do not have the ability to obtain a digital passport through a computer, tablet or smartphone, can request a paper NHS Covid Pass.
Also, supporters who do not have photographic ID must register for the paper NHS Covid Pass.
Please note, supporters should wait five days after their final dose before requesting the paper copy.
This service is available seven days a week, between 7am and 11pm. To request a paper NHS Covid Pass, call 119. GPs cannot provide this service.
Please note this can take up to 10 working days to arrive, therefore supporters who must use this service are recommended to do so as soon as possible.
Recent negative LFT result
Those who are not fully vaccinated and are over the age of 18 must have a recent negative lateral flow test result to attend any event with more than 10,000 people.
We urge supporters who are not fully vaccinated to ensure they have lateral flow tests available to use when required.
The tests must be taken at home, no more than 48 hours prior to attending Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. Within the LFT kit, there are clear instructions on how to take the test and record the results.
It is preferred that fans do not bring their physical test with them, but record the LFT result with the NHS.
This can be done by visiting the website HERE or calling 119 (7am-11pm daily).
When the result has been recorded, you will receive a text message and email from the NHS, which looks similar to the below. This is deemed as a valid NHS COVID pass.
LFT kits are available to order online from the Government website HERE.
They are also available to collect from local libraries and most pharmacies – supporters can check for the nearest collection point HERE.
Thank you for your continued cooperation. The club will await further guidance from both the Government and EFL and will communicate any further updates in due course.
Our latest Covid supporter code of conduct and FAQs can be viewed by accessing the links below.