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Covid passes at football: what do Forest Green fans need to do

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Fans attending Forest Green’s fixtures at the Fully Charged New Lawn will need to show a ‘COVID Pass’ to enter the stadium until further notice, or proof of a negative lateral flow test.

The Government’s Plan B protocols in response to COVID-19 cases, in particular the new Omicron variant, are now in place, starting from the game against Stevenage on New Year’s Day.

This means that anybody over the age of 18 entering the Candriam East Stand for any reason, must provide evidence of two doses of an approved vaccine (14 days clear of the second jab), or proof of a negative PCR or Lateral Flow Test result taken no earlier than 48 hours prior to kick-off.

Rovers are working with the Director of Public Health for Gloucestershire and Safety Advisory Group to ensure all supporters have the safest visit to The Fully Charged New Lawn as possible.

Who does this affect?

Anybody over the age of 18 entering the Candriam East Stand. This includes VIP Dining, the Green Man and general entry through the turnstiles.

This doesn’t apply to:

  • Away fans in the open-air West Terrace
  • Supporters in the North and EESI South Stands unless they enter the Green Man Bar prior to kick off

How do I get my Covid Pass?

Fully vaccinated supporters can demonstrate their vaccine status via the NHS Covid Pass on the NHS App. A “booster” jab is not a requirement for certification. If you are unable to obtain a digital Covid Pass, official paper versions will be accepted.

People using Lateral Flow tests can report their results here, where certification of their negative test will be supplied via text or email. Please note: All Clubs have the authority to refuse entry to the ground if a supporter does not provide the necessary Covid-19 status evidence.

The club also ask that supporters follow Government guidance on:

  • Doing a lateral flow test before attending a “high risk” or “crowded” setting (the more people that do this, the lower the chance of anyone who is asymptomatic but infected being able to pass to others at the game).
  • Wearing masks in crowded places, and indoors in bar/toilets/access/egress areas
  • Not attending if they have signs and symptoms of infection

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