The Premier League is considering making the Covid-19 certification compulsory to enter the stadium despite the fact the government has not made it mandatory. Providing a certificate as well as a negative test on the NHS app has been trialed at Euro 2020 and Wimbledon. This has been conducted as part of the Events Research Program. Prime minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday that certification will not be made mandatory for sporting venues in England.
Premier League clubs are looking at the possibility of running at full capacity next season. These plans have not been set in stone with the safety of the fans bring the main priority.
“Fans have been hugely missed so we welcome today’s announcement by the Government, and are looking forward to full stadiums in the 2021/22 season.” the premier league said in a statement after the announcement of no requirement for a covid-19 certification. “As we move towards a Government decision on Step 4 of the roadmap and beyond, we will continue to work with football stakeholders and relevant public authorities to ensure that the return to full capacity is done in a way that keeps everyone safe.”
“Discussions remain ongoing in respect of a variety of different matters in preparation for the new season following the Government’s announcement that restrictions on capacity are expected to be lifted later this month.” the statement added. “While a number of matters including general preparations, protocols in place across the league, and the streaming of matches require further discussion, we know that all EFL clubs are ready to reopen their doors and welcome back their supporters.”