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FA and EFL to manage validation of testing for Covid-19

FA and EFL to manage validation of Covid-19 testing to allow supporters to attend FA cup semi-final and Carabao Cup final at Wembley in April… with all ticket holders requiring a NEGATIVE test to gain entry

  • Fans must submit negative tests for two domestic cup matches held at Wembley 
  • The Leicester versus Southampton FA Cup semi-final will be played on April 18 
  • Manchester City v Tottenham Carabao Cup final will happen the following week
  • To attend both matches, ticket holders must submit a negative test before entry 

The FA and EFL will take charge of validating the Covid testing that will enable small numbers of fans to attend matches at Wembley this month.

All ticket holders for the Leicester vs Southampton FA Cup semi-final on April 18 and the Manchester City vs Tottenham Carabao Cup final the following week must submit a negative test, with results validated by the FA and EFL, to gain entry.

The Covid tests will be delivered through the existing community network, with ticket holders to be sent testing kits through the post, as is currently the case for secondary school children.

The FA and EFL are to manage validation of Covid-19 tests for matches at Wembley this month

All ticket holders must submit a negative test, with results validated by the FA and EFL

Those attending will also be required to take a second test after the event as part of the Government’s ‘Covid status certification’ scheme, which it is hoped will enable the safe return of mass gatherings and indoor events as lockdown restrictions ease.

There will be 4,000 in attendance for the first football match in England with any crowd since December when Leicester meet Southampton, with 8,000 fans permitted at the Carabao Cup final seven days later.

The month-long scheme will conclude with the FA Cup final on May 15, when 21,000 supporters will be present.

The World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield — running from April 17 to May 3 — is the first sporting event to be included in the trial and will have 1,000 spectators per day. 




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