The new requirements came into effect from Wednesday 15e December and will be essential in helping to create a safe environment on match days for all fans to enjoy the action on the pitch.
Therefore, since Wolves’ Premier League game against Chelsea on Sunday 19e December, all fans aged 18 and over will need to pre-register their Covid Status HERE before arriving at the stadium.
Please note that supporters who completed the declaration before the Brighton match will not need to fill out the online form again before Sunday.
It is now mandatory and a legal obligation for all adult supporters to declare that they are asymptomatic and have a certification that demonstrates that they are one of the following:
- Fully vaccinated (at least TWO doses of Covid vaccine demonstrated in a Covid pass)
- Able to provide evidence of a negative lateral flow test within 48 hours of the match, either in an NHS Covid pass or by other acceptable methods (detailed below)
- Able to provide valid proof of a medical exemption (see below for more information)
All supporters aged 18 or over must have a valid NHS Covid pass or alternative proof of a negative test result in order to enter the stadium.
In addition to the requirement for supporters to register in advance, fans should also be prepared to show their NHS Covid pass at designated points before entering Molineux. Fans are advised to arrive early to allow these checks to take place before kick-off.
Accepted forms of Covid-19 certification include:
- Covid pass via the NHS app – Download them here
- Covid pass downloaded from the NHS app to an Apple or Google wallet
- A PDF version of the NHS Covid pass or an official letter that can be asked HERE
- A digital Covid certificate from the EU
- An NHS Covid pass confirming a negative side flow test result within 48 hours of the match
- An email or text from the NHS confirming a negative side flow test result within 48 hours of the match
Forms of certification that will NOT be accepted include:
- Vaccination cards
- Physical lateral flow test strips
Supporters are also informed that they are required by law to wear a face covering when inside and in closed and crowded areas of the stadium, unless they have a recognized exemption in accordance with government directives.
Face covers can be removed for eating or drinking, however, fans are strongly advised to wear a face cover when seated in the stadium bowl.
Along with all Premier League clubs, Wolves have already been running Covid-19 certification spot checks for several months to help prepare supporters for future demands, as well as to ensure stadiums can continue to operate at full capacity.
The UK government’s Autumn / Winter B plan has now been introduced, and from the Chelsea game onwards, supporters must now be ‘game ready’ given the new legal requirements to enter stadiums.
Are you “ready for the game”? If you are attending a Premier League match in Molineux, protect yourself and those around you by following the advice:
- All fans should be prepared to show their NHS Covid pass or negative side flow test result
- Complete your Covid self-declaration HERE
- Stay home if you have symptoms of Covid-19
- Wear a face cover indoors, in congested areas, and on public transport
- Practice good public health behaviors – wash your hands, get regular Covid tests and wear a face cover
- Follow the Fan Code of Conduct, which can be read HERE
Random checks will take place at Molineux and there will be a team of Covid Status Point Checkers operating at designated points around the stadium who will be identifiable by a high-visibility purple tabard and supported by stewards.
Fans MUST be prepared to present their valid proof of Covid status to a team member, before entering the stadium and will be refused entry if they cannot show their NHS Covid pass or proof of a test of negative lateral flow in the previous 48 hours, ideally on match day.
Where possible, we advise supporters to save their Covid pass on their device to ensure that they can access it at the stadium without the need for a phone signal.
Supporters MUST NOT attend a game if they show symptoms of Covid-19 or need to self-isolate.
Supporters eligible for a medical exemption must now be registered with the NHS to generate a Covid pass.
Those who have not yet applied for a medical exemption are encouraged to do so as soon as possible as the application process can take several weeks.
To apply, complete the online form on the GOV.UK website HERE, call the NHS Covid Pass service on 119 or ask your GP for a request form.
You will need to give your name, date of birth, NHS number and contact details for your GP.
Fans will be able to confirm that they agree to new measures for each away game as part of the ticket purchase process.
Supporters who have not yet received their first or second Covid-19 vaccine, or who are now due to receive the booster vaccine, can get it at several locations in Wolverhampton, including the new Mander Center vaccination clinic.
The clinic is located in the Upper Mall, across from Rymans, and is open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. No appointment is necessary.
For details on all vaccination sites in the city, visit wolverhampton.gov.uk/localvaccine.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A link to a number of FAQs relating to the new Plan B guidelines and requirements can be found HERE.
Government guidelines | https://www.gov.uk/guidance/carrying-out-mandatory-covid-19-status-checks-at-your-venue-or-event
We would like to thank the supporters for their cooperation during these times, as the club are doing everything possible to ensure that supporters and all who attend high profile fixtures are as safe as possible during the Covid pandemic.
Wolves will continue to work with government, local health authorities and security groups, being responsive to any future changes in national or local guidelines to keep Molineux safe and full for the remainder of the season.
All supporters who need further assistance should send an email to [email protected]