The football club would like to inform supporters that vaccine passports/uploaded negative lateral flow test result will be required for Saturday’s game with Coventry City.
Peterborough United welcome Coventry City to the Weston Homes Stadium in Sky Bet Championship action on Saturday afternoon (3pm) and we would like to inform supporters that vaccine passports (or a negative lateral flow test) will be required to gain entry to the stadium, as per the Government’s Plan B approach.
At previous games, the club have effectively capped the attendance so that this approach would not be required, however, with a large travelling support (over 2,000 already sold) and over 4,500 season tickets, the club have made the decision to not restrict the opportunity for supporters to attend the game.
Fans aged 18 or over must show a ‘COVID Pass’ or alternatively proof of a negative lateral flow test to enter the Stadium. Under 18s do not need to provide evidence for entry, with this also applying to those exempt on the basis of a medical exemption or clinical trial participation.
Supporters will also be required to wear face masks in all indoor areas of the stadium, including the concourses and the Club Shop. Fans are encouraged to arrive at least 45 minutes before kick-off to help with this and ensure they are in the stadium before kick-off. The EFL have advised that kick-offs will not be delayed.
- Proof of COVID vaccination status may be presented to stadium support staff in the following ways:
- A digital solution such as the NHS COVID pass or an EU equivalent. Please note that this will need to be updated every 30 days.
- A paper certificate of double vaccination (your vaccination card is not accepted).
For more information on how to obtain your COVID pass, including paper certificate if required, please visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/
For details on how to download a digital COVID pass, please visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/get-digital-covid-pass/
We recommend that this is downloaded or added to your mobile phone wallet prior to arriving at the Weston Homes Stadium, so that checking of passes and entry is as quick as possible.
Fans who are not yet double vaccinated must show proof of a negative lateral flow test result by uploading the results to the NHS website. Proof by way of NHS Text/Email confirmation only. This includes supporters who are not able to be vaccinated for medical reasons. This can be by text or email, with the test having been done within 48 hours of kick-off – ideally within 12 hours. Do not bring the physical test unit with you, just the text/e-mail.
Vaccination cards are no longer an acceptable form of proof. The lateral flow test itself is also not acceptable.
The football club wishes to state that compliance for Vaccine Passports or a Negative Lateral Flow test is a Government mandate at this moment in time and as a club we must follow that mandate. Please be respectful to stewards and staff that request for the passport/lateral flow test result.
Tickets for Saturday’s game can be purchased at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office, which is open from 9am until 5pm. Coventry City fans will occupy the DESKGO Stand and the A/B Blocks in the Main Stand for this fixture.
How do I get a COVID Pass?
You can download your COVID Pass via the NHS app. Click here for guidance: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/
If you are going to show your COVID Pass via a smartphone, please save it 'offline' by downloading it to your Apply Pay or Google Wallet. This will avoid any connectivity problems at the ground. Or, simply take a screen shot and have that available instead. Be warned, the NHS passport does expire so make reasonable steps to keep it up to date by refreshing it via the NHS App.
If you do not have a smartphone, you can call 119 and request a hard copy of your vaccination status which will get posted to you. Supporters may benefit from laminating it we go into the winter months to keep it dry.
I have not been vaccinated, can I still attend?
Yes, but you will be required to have a negative lateral flow test (administered within 48 hours of kick-off) and obtain proof of a negative result, which can be completed here: www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result
The Government advice is that LFT's should be completed approx. 12hrs prior to attending given the support the most accurate result.
What is an acceptable COVID Pass?
Acceptable documentations are as follows:
- COVID Pass via the NHS app
- COVID Pass saved to the Apple/Google wallet
- COVID Pass letter for people that are double vaccinated
- A PDF of the COVID Pass
- An NHS negative test result via text or email (dated within 48 hours of the fixture)
- International COVID Pass
Can I bring my vaccination card?
The Government guidance does not authorise the use of vaccination cards as proof of full vaccination. Therefore, please obtain a digital COVID Pass or NHS COVID Pass letter.
I have had my first jab, does that count?
No, to be considered fully vaccinated you must have had at least both doses. If you have only had your first one, then you must obtain a negative lateral flow test.
I had my second vaccination recently, is that acceptable?
If you had your second jab less that 14 days ago you will still require a negative lateral flow test.
Do I need to be triple jabbed?
You do not need to be triple jabbed to gain entry, however it is recommended by the Government that all adults book their booster jab.
Can I bring the actual lateral flow test with me as proof?
No, Peterborough United cannot accept the actual tests and we strongly encourage that they are left at home. You will need to upload the result HERE and show proof via email or text.
What happens if I do not bring a valid COVID Pass with me?
Unfortunately, without a valid COVID Pass you will not be permitted to enter the stadium. We would ask that the staff presenting these updates are not challenged. Peterborough United is simply following the latest Government guidance.
What about under 18s?
Under 18s are not required to hold a COVID Pass. However, if under 18s are displaying symptoms, we recommend they do not attend the match. The Club also recommends that U18s take a lateral flow test. You may be asked to present identification where an age is in question. Simply provided a U18's Season Ticket may not be accepted.
How do I report a lateral flow test?
Follow the link here to report your lateral flow test. www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result
How soon before a match can I take a lateral flow?
Your lateral flow test needs to be administered no earlier than 48 hours before kick-off. There will be no testing centres nearby. Peterborough United will not be in a position to provide a test centre, nor will the club be in a position to provide NHS Lateral Flow Tests due to the national shortages.
The requirement is upon the supporter to provide as per the latest Government Guidance to entry a stadium. Lateral Flow Tests can be order from the following link: www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
Do I need to wear a face covering?
Unless medically exempt, face coverings are required in all indoor areas and concourses except when eating or drinking. We recommend the wearing of them when in the stadium viewing areas, but it is not a legal requirement. Peterborough United strongly encourages supporters to wear a mask at all times when moving around the site. This will include all internal hospitality areas within the Main and Family Stands. When moving around the site internally, face coverings must be worn by law.