Everton and Liverpool games will be impacted by Boris Johnson’s plan B announcement
Everton and Liverpool fans will be affected by the government’s latest plans to tackle the coronavirus.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson implemented ‘plan B’ on Wednesday evening in response to growing concerns over the Omicron variant of covid-19.
This means people are encouraged to work from home again from Monday, face masks are made mandatory in cinemas and theaters from Friday, and vaccine passports must be introduced for nightclubs and adults. sporting events where more than 10,000 people will be present.
This means that fans wishing to attend the Everton and Liverpool games will need to have the NHS Covid pass, which requires two vaccinations.
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Mr Johnson confirmed that a negative lateral flow test would also be accepted in place of two vaccinations, while urging people who have not been vaccinated to do so and for those who have been vaccinated to receive their injections of callback when available.
It is not clear at this stage whether this will be applied unilaterally or whether there will be spot checks in place or whether a certain proportion of participants will be checked.
Premier League clubs have been bracing for the possibility of this happening all season long, with many already asking for proof of vaccination or a negative test, as well as the switch to electronic tickets.
Liverpool ticketing vice-chairman Phil Dutton said earlier this year the club would be in a good position to administer vaccine passports if they were brought in.
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“We no longer want to have to operate at reduced capacity,” he said.
âWe don’t want 10,000 supporters inside the stadium. We want 54,000 every week.
âWe don’t want our away game allocation capped at 500 or 1,000 or whatever.
“We want to make sure we get the full allowance wherever we go and the best way to do that is to turn around and say there’s no hoop that we haven’t gone through. to get here.
âSo if COVID passports are coming, then we will be in a strong position to administer this.
“We are in the strongest possible position to make sure that our allocations, our capabilities are not affected.”
Everton have not spoken publicly about vaccine passports but have brought digital subscriptions to some supporters this season.
Blues fans have had the option of keeping a traditional season pass with just under a third of the Blues’ 31,000 season pass holders going digital.