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Do I need COVID-19 certification to attend a match?

Following the removal of ‘Plan B’ measures by the Government, Covid-19 Certification is no longer mandatory for entry into settings where large crowds gather.

Do I need to take a PCR test?

No, a PCR test is not necessary to attend matches, but fans are urged not to attend if they are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms.  

Where do I get a lateral flow test from? 

Lateral flow tests are available for free from your local test centre or pharmacy. You can also order tests here.  

I am concerned about attending matches. Is it safe?

All EFL clubs have worked tirelessly to ensure they are ‘fan-ready’ so that supporters have been able to return as safely as possible.

Football is one of the most regulated industries in crowd management and our clubs have huge experience of the operational delivery of football matches.

EFL clubs are following training ground and matchday protocols that have been designed to reflect the current situation - they are flexible enough to ensure we can take the most appropriate measures if required and most importantly keep everyone as safe as possible.

Fans should not attend EFL matches if they are unwell or if there is any risk they can pass on COVID-19.

The EFL and its clubs will continue to follow the latest Government guidance regarding COVID-19 safety protocols.

What are the entrance requirements? 

Ticket holders must agree to follow the conditions set by: 

  • Ticketing terms and conditions 
  • Supporter Code of Conduct 
  • Ground Regulations   

You will be asked to read and accept the conditions at the point of purchase. If you are booking on behalf of others, you must also ensure they are aware of the regulations and are able to comply with the terms.    


Arrival at the stadium


What time should I arrive at the stadium? 

A suggested arrival time may be printed on your ticket or contained in your booking confirmation; however fans should always arrive at least 30 minutes prior to kick-off to ensure entry into the stadium in time.

Can I bring a bag to the stadium? 

Usual bag conditions with the club will apply though where possible, please try to avoid bringing bags or other items which may add to the time taken to check your items before you can pass safely into the stadium.       


Inside the stadium


Do I need to wear a face covering? 

Following the removal of ‘Plan B’ measures by the Government, face coverings are not required when located in indoor areas.

What other rules or guidance are supporters expected to follow? 

Supporters are asked to: 

  • Follow the Supporter Code of Conduct 
  • Wash your hands or use sanitiser regularly 
  • Be considerate of others and help to keep everyone safe 
  • Only occupy your designated seat 
  • Follow one-way systems throughout the stadium and adhere to any other signage 
  • Follow any instructions issued to you by stewards or other stadium staff 

Are catering services available inside stadiums?  

Yes, catering services are available, although supporters may notice some changes to the location or queuing and service systems used at these outlets.  

Please be considerate to others, including staff members, and follow any instructions.  

In line with existing Government legislation, alcoholic beverages must not be taken into the seating bowl and may not be consumed within sight of the pitch.