Cambridge United has accepted a recommendation from Public Health Cambridge and its Safety Advisory Group to make random COVID passport checks this season, starting at this Saturday’s Sky Bet League One match against Rotherham United...
Although COVID certification is not currently a legal requirement due to the capacity of the Abbey Stadium, high infection rates in the local area have led the Club to make this decision on a voluntary basis.
The health and safety of our supporters is of paramount importance and therefore all fans (18+) attending on Saturday should be ready to show proof of either of the following:
- Double vaccination
- A negative LFT or PCR test within the 72 hours prior to kick-off
- A medical exemption
The preferred proof of double vaccination is an NHS COVID Pass via the NHS app, although other forms of proof, such as physical documentation from the NHS, will also be accepted.
Supporters are asked to download the NHS app and have their COVID Pass downloaded in their mobile wallet in-advance of the fixture, to avoid delays on the day of the game.
For supporters who don’t have a smartphone, a certificate can be obtained by ringing 119. Any supporter who fails to provide proof of certification when asked to do so will be refused entry to the ground.
Face Coverings are a legal requirement for supporters aged 11 and over in all indoor areas. This includes Toilets, Club Shop, Dion Dublin Bar, the Abbey Arms, Signature Suite and Executive Lounge. Supporters are permitted to remove their face coverings whilst eating and/or drinking. Face Coverings are not required to be worn when outside in stands.
Further information on future home games and away fixtures with regards to COVID certification will be communicated in due course.
The Club understands that implementing such changes so close to a fixture is far from ideal.
However, following Wednesday’s meeting with Public Health Cambridge and the Safety Advisory Group, it quickly became clear that these measures are necessary to protect our supporters and to avoid more stringent restrictions in the near future.
Take a read of our FAQ's on COVID certification by clicking here.