Spurs: we might need a COVID passport if we want to go to games.

Spurs: we might need a COVID passport if we want to go to games.

Yes, we may need a COVID passport to go to Premier League games next season, starting with our first game of the season against City, that is according to the Daily Mail.

Daniel Levy hopes that we will fill out the new stadium and claw some of that money back we’ve lost over the past year once the season starts. Going back to the stadium will be our first time since March 2020 after the UK government announced the next stage in easing COVID-19 restrictions. Of course, there were one or two limited games where fans could get into the stadium, but that ended up costing the club more than it made.

The Mail have now discovered that the government is set to lift all legal restrictions on social distancing; we move from Step Three to Step Four of the roadmap out of lockdown. The Mail’s report states that the government is expected to ‘encourage’ the use of COVID certification rather than mandate it. However, the Premier League is unlikely to ignore any guidance from the health authorities in case they push back with forced restrictions.

Thoughts

I am not surprised by what the Mail says, as there have been many rumours lately on passport certificates being used so that large crowds can use the stadiums.

A COVID certification uses the NHS app (I’ve already got an app) to confirm whether a person has received two doses of the vaccine and has had a negative lateral flow test or has natural immunity to the virus from a previous infection.

I also believe that a lot of elderly fans and those that are vulnerable will take comfort to any special checks, as the last thing we need is for cases to increase because sporting events allowed us into their stadiums, as that could lead to the government going back on its decision to allow fans into full capacity stadiums.

According to past pandemics, this COVID Virus could last for ten years or more. The Covid injections don’t always give you 100% immunity. Some people have already died, even though they have had two jabs, so even with the easing of restrictions, we should always stake care to protect ourselves and others.

Be safe and take care, Glenn

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