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Fans will be requesting Covid cards for events with more than 10,000 people in the UK

Proof of coronavirus vaccination or a negative lateral flow test will be required for spectators attending sporting events during England with a crowd of over 10,000 later Government announced that it would implement ‘Plan B’.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a press conference in Downing Street on Wednesday night to introduce new measures in response to the increased cases and the spread of coronavirus. Omicron different.

He confirmed that under the new regulations – which will come into effect in a week’s time – to enter any site with more than 10,000 people, a double vaccination or a negative side-flow test will be required. Four Premier League Matches are scheduled for next Wednesday.

The Prime Minister said: “We will be required to go through NHS Covid to enter nightclubs and places of large gatherings, including uncovered indoor venues with more than 500 people, venues open air with more than 4,000 people and any location with more than 10,000 people. Everyone.

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“The NHS Covid card can still be obtained in two doses but we will keep this under review when the booster launches.

“And after clinical consultation since the appearance of Omicron, a negative lateral flow test would also suffice.

“As we’ve outlined in Plan B, we’re giving businesses a week’s notice, so this will be in effect for a week’s time, helping to keep these events and venues open. open at full capacity while giving attendees confidence that those around them. did responsible things to reduce the risk to others”.

The PA news agency has contacted the Premier League and the Football Association for comment.

A statement on Brentford’s official website said: “We note that the Prime Minister has today announced that the Government’s winter contingency strategy, Plan B, will be in place in seven days. next.

“Clearly there will be implications for the supporters who attend our matches. We will be in discussions with the Premier League and local authorities in the coming days and will make further announcements in due course.

In the meantime, we urge all supporters to follow public health guidance and wear face coverings on public transport and in crowded areas to reduce the spread of the virus. spread of the virus.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/boris-johnson-government-england-premier-league-omicron-b1972416.html Fans will be requesting Covid cards for events with more than 10,000 people in the UK

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