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Entry Requirements

Admission to the match will be subject to providing evidence of your COVID-19 Status. This can be done by either:

  • A negative NHS Lateral Flow Test result conducted and recorded within 24 hours of arrival (all attendees 11 years old or older); or
  • Proof you have had both vaccinations (first and second dose), with the second dose administered more than 14 days prior to attending the fixture.

Failure to provide either a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test result or proof of both vaccinations will mean entry to the venue is refused.

The NHS COVID Pass is available within the NHS App and is the government’s preferred method for demonstrating your Covid status at ERP events as it is helping them to test their processes for the return of large crowds.

To get information on the NHS COVID Pass and how you can have it ready in time for your visit, please follow the link here.

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Lateral Flow Test

If you are yet to get both vaccinations (first and second dose), you must show a negative Lateral Flow Test on entry.

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Record Your Result

Take your test within 24 hours of attending and record your result online to get confirmation SMS or email.

Lateral Flow Test

Attendees are required to order their own test kits. You can order them via the gov.uk website for free here or pick up your home test kit from your local pharmacy (England only).

Your pack will include seven tests and instructions on how to take the test and record it online.

For instructions on how to take your Lateral Flow Test, click here.

Reporting your LFT results: Once the Rapid LFT has been taken, you MUST report the test result online within 24 hours of completing the test online here.

You can also report your test results by calling NHS Test & Trace (T&T) helpline: 119

Once you have reported your test online you will receive a confirmation SMS or email to show on entry.

Attendees from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will follow the same testing protocol and should be encouraged to take an LFD test via the home channel which can be accessed via the links below.

Demonstrate COVID Status

You can also gain entry by showing proof you have had both vaccinations (first and second dose), with the second dose administered more than 14 days prior to attending the fixture.

You can do this by downloading the NHS App to your smartphone. Please note that this is different from the NHS COVID-19 App which is used for Test and Trace.

The NHS COVID Pass is available within the NHS App and is the UK’s Government’s preferred method for demonstrating your COVID status at Events Research Programme events as it is helping them to test their processes for the return of large crowds.

It will allow you to provide evidence of your status quickly by showing your phone to stewards as you enter the stadium.

The NHS App is available to those registered with a GP in England (aged 16 and over). If you are resident in Scotland or Wales, you can also access your vaccination status. Visitors from Northern Ireland or another country can show a negative Lateral Flow Test to gain entry.

To get information on the NHS COVID Pass and how you can have it ready in time for your visit, please follow the link here.

If you live in Scotland, you can obtain your full vaccination status here.

If you live in Wales, you can obtain your full vaccination status by following the instructions here.

FAQs

Will spectators require any form of testing or COVID verification in order to enter the venue?

As this fixture is part of the government’s Events Research Programme (ERP), admission to the match will be subject to providing evidence of your COVID-19 Status. This can be done by either:

  • A negative NHS Lateral Flow Test result conducted and recorded within 24 hours of arrival (applies to all spectators aged 11 and over) via a text message or email from NHS Test and Trace or via the NHS App; or
  • Proof you have had both vaccinations (first and second dose), with the second dose administered more than 14 days prior to attending the fixture.

The NHS COVID Pass is available within the NHS App and is the government’s preferred method for demonstrating your Covid status at ERP events as it is helping them to test their processes for the return of large crowds.

To get information on the NHS COVID Pass and how you can have it ready in time for your visit, please follow the link here.

If for any reason you can’t show proof via the NHS App, you can show a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test result.

 

How do participants prove they have had a Lateral Flow test?

Once completing a NHS Rapid Lateral Flow Test within 24 hours before the day you are attending, all spectators must log their negative result via the gov.uk website.

You will then receive a text or email from NHS Test & Trace which you will need to present to the stewards at Edgbaston prior to entry.

Will spectators have to pay for NHS Lateral Flow Tests?

No. NHS Lateral Flow Tests are free to order online via the gov.uk website.

Attendees are required to order their own test kits. You can order them via the gov.uk website for free here or pick up your home test kit from your local pharmacy (England only).

Your pack will include seven tests and instructions on how to take the test and record it online.

For instructions on how to take your Lateral Flow Test, click here.

Reporting your LFT results: Once the Rapid LFT has been taken, you MUST report the test result online within 24 hours of completing the test online here.

How do I demonstrate that I have had both vaccinations?

The NHS App will allow individuals to demonstrate their COVID-19 status.

You can do this by downloading the NHS App to your smartphone. Please note that this is different from the NHS COVID-19 App which is used for Test and Trace.

The NHS COVID Pass is available within the NHS App and is the UK’s Government’s preferred method for demonstrating your COVID status at Events Research Programme events as it is helping them to test their processes for the return of large crowds.

It will allow you to provide evidence of your status quickly by showing your phone to stewards as you enter the stadium.

The NHS App is available to those registered with a GP in England (aged 16 and over). If you are resident in Scotland or Wales, you can also access your vaccination status. Visitors from Northern Ireland or another country can show a negative Lateral Flow Test to gain entry.

To get information on the NHS COVID Pass and how you can have it ready in time for your visit, please follow the link here.

How do I download the NHS App?

You can do this by downloading the NHS App to your smartphone. Please note that this is different from the NHS COVID-19 App which is used for Test and Trace.

The NHS COVID Pass is available within the NHS App and is the UK’s Government’s preferred method for demonstrating your COVID status at Events Research Programme events as it is helping them to test their processes for the return of large crowds.

It will allow you to provide evidence of your status quickly by showing your phone to stewards as you enter the stadium.

The NHS App is available to those registered with a GP in England (aged 16 and over). If you are resident in Scotland or Wales, you can also access your vaccination status. Visitors from Northern Ireland or another country can show a negative Lateral Flow Test to gain entry.

To get information on the NHS COVID Pass and how you can have it ready in time for your visit, please follow the link here.

Can I use my vaccine card to prove my COVID Status?

No. We are not able to accept vaccine cards as proof of vaccination.

The NHS App will allow individuals to demonstrate their COVID-19 status.

You can do this by downloading the NHS App to your smartphone. Please note that this is different from the NHS COVID-19 App which is used for Test and Trace.

The NHS App is available to those registered with a GP in England (aged 16 and over). If you are resident in Scotland or Wales, you can also access your vaccination status. Visitors from Northern Ireland or another country can show a negative Lateral Flow Test to gain entry.

To get information on the NHS COVID Pass and how you can have it ready in time for your visit, please follow the link here.

What happens if I am travelling from abroad?

International ticket holders are advised to follow existing international travel guidance here, and must abide by any quarantine requirements. 

International ticket holders must complete their Passenger Locator Form before travelling to the UK, this will help ensure queues are kept to a minimum.

International ticket holders will be required to produce a negative Lateral Flow Test in order to gain entry.

International ticket holders have the option to attend an ATS in order to take an LFT. In some areas there is limited availability of ATS and therefore this may not always be possible. The locations of ATS that offer on-site testing can be found using the NHS site finder tool.

International ticket holders can find a test site by clicking here and applying filters under the heading “test site for people without symptoms”. A range of test sites are available across Greater London offering bookable and walk in services.

International ticket holders may also choose to order their LFT test kits so that they can be used during the specific testing window. Tests will be self-administered and the results of the Lateral Flow Test are to be uploaded using the NHS self-report tool online here.

What happens if I am travelling from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland?

UK resident ticket holders (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) may choose to order Lateral Flow Tests for home delivery online here. Tests will be self-administered and the results of the Lateral Flow Tests are to be uploaded using the NHS self-report tool online here.

UK resident ticket holders are also advised to follow existing domestic travel guidance here. They should plan ahead, check before they travel and follow the guidance to travel safely.

UK residents  will require a negative LFT result, or proof of full vaccination, as a condition of entry to Wembley. You can order via LFT home test pre-event, conduct a home test and register/record their result to obtain a text/email notification.

Residents of Scotland and Wales can obtain evidence of their full vaccination status by following the link here.

Residents of Wales can obtain evidence of their full vaccination status by following the instructions here.

If I have proof of natural immunity to COVID, can I attend?

Attendees who have proof of natural immunity will be able to attend this fixture. To demonstrate natural immunity, attendees will need to show proof of a positive PCR test within the last 180 days of the event (and not in the last 10 days) on entry.

The NHS App will allow individuals to demonstrate their COVID-19 status.

You can do this by downloading the NHS App to your smartphone. Please note that this is different from the NHS COVID-19 App which is used for Test and Trace.

The NHS App is available to those registered with a GP in England (aged 16 and over). If you are resident in Scotland or Wales, you can also access your vaccination status. Visitors from Northern Ireland or another country can show a negative Lateral Flow Test to gain entry.