April 8, 2021
(Reuters) – The British sports governing body has endorsed the government’s COVID certification program since June 21st, which allows fans to fully return to the stadium without the need for social distance.
The certificate indicates whether the person was vaccinated, recently tested negative, or had innate immunity from positive tests performed in the last 6 months.
Open letters from sports organizations such as The Football Association, Premier League and Rugby Football Union say: ..
“We know that our stadium can only be fully met with a warranty process.
“This process requires that everyone have access to the stadium, and that the vaccination certification should include an arrangement to ensure that the COVID or antibody test is negative.”
The letter was also co-signed by the English Football League, All England Lawn Tennis Club, Lawn Tennis Association, Rugby Football League, England and Wales Cricket Board, Scottish Pro Football League and Silverstone Circuit.
The government announced on Sunday that it will try the certification system in the coming weeks at comedy clubs, night clubs and FA Cup games at Wembley.
Pilots, who are part of the event research program, will announce the government’s decision on Stage 4 of the relaxation of blockade restrictions, which will begin by June 21, when large-scale events may be fully resumed.
A government spokesperson responded to the letter by saying:
“We want to ensure that as many fans as possible can safely enjoy Britain’s wonderful summer sports.”
Sports organizations added that the certification process should not be discriminatory, protect privacy and have clear termination criteria.
(Report by Hardik Vyas in Bangalore, edited by Toby Davis)
British sports organizations fix hope on COVID certificate for full return of fans
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