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But what happens if you have cold symptoms, are fully vaccinated and have not taken test as not mandatory. I guess the club can’t refuse entry on those grounds can they as only requirement is to be fully vaccinated ? Will be plenty that fall into this category come the winter I imagine.
Just take a test.
It’s not rocket science.
Anyone feeling unwell and not willing to take a test should not be allowed entry,
On stupidity grounds alone.
 

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You can get another pass at any time, each one lasts a month
30 Days, not a month, It updates on a daily basis when you log in, and lasts for 30 days, in other words if you log in today it will show a 30 days expiry date from today, if you log back in tomorrow it will show 30 days from tonorrows date, and so on & so on & so on, simples!!
 

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So is it double vaccinated anf a test or one or the other ???
 

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What happens if you can not attend?, Will you get a credit on your ST account?
Yes, if you test positive or have to Isolate and are unable to transfer your ticket to a friend you will be eligible for a pro rata refund.
 

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Yes, if you test positive or have to Isolate and are unable to transfer your ticket to a friend you will be eligible for a pro rata refund.
And an extra 100 TAPS for being a good boy/girl Maybe?
 

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Yes, if you test positive or have to Isolate and are unable to transfer your ticket to a friend you will be eligible for a pro rata refund.
Another potential issue just crossed my mind from this point.

STs can be passed on to friends and family. I have a wedding on the day of the Liverpool game for example, and my Dad, a member but non ST holder will use my ST.

ST in my name, Covid Pass in his name, this shows how difficult this will be to administer and potentially open to huge abuse.
 

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There is supposed to be a transfer mechanism where your friend will get a pdf in their name.

Alas it isn't working at the moment.
Another potential issue just crossed my mind from this point.

STs can be passed on to friends and family. I have a wedding on the day of the Liverpool game for example, and my Dad, a member but non ST holder will use my ST.

ST in my name, Covid Pass in his name, this shows how difficult this will be to administer and potentially open to huge abuse.
 

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How will an overseas supporter get a ticket?
It may depend on which sea you’re over. I expect the EU pass is accepted (except in Burnley maybe!). Do you have an NHS number? In which case you could download the App and do a LFT within 48h of the game.
 

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It may depend on which sea you’re over. I expect the EU pass is accepted (except in Burnley maybe!). Do you have an NHS number? In which case you could download the App and do a LFT within 48h of the game.
No NHS number, so wonder if club staff will be briefed to accept EU app/overseas certificates?

Can already see the blank look when I shove my bit of paper in Spanish into a steward's hands!
 

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Planning to come back for the Chelsea and Leicester games, I take it they will accept the EU Digital Covid Certificate instead of the NHS one?
I was hoping they would be very specific on this in the guidance, there are a fair number of EU based fans who attend. I read the Southampton FC guidance a few weeks back and they said "equivalent certification for your region" will be accepted.

Would one of the BFC connected types on here be able to ask for us please? I've got an 11 year old who won't be very happy at the Leicester game if his Dad is told at the turnstiles to **** off home.
 

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No NHS number, so wonder if club staff will be briefed to accept EU app/overseas certificates?

Can already see the blank look when I shove my bit of paper in Spanish into a steward's hands!
Imagine the likes of Man Utd must have loads of overseas fans attending, so must be something being put in place. The same will surely apply to nightclubs in Central London and other tourist areas, I appreciate tourism is currently very low, but you just know this won't be short term once introduced.
 

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I was hoping they would be very specific on this in the guidance, there are a fair number of EU based fans who attend. I read the Southampton FC guidance a few weeks back and they said "equivalent certification for your region" will be accepted.

Would one of the BFC connected types on here be able to ask for us please? I've got an 11 year old who won't be very happy at the Leicester game if his Dad is told at the turnstiles to **** off home.
It's spot checks, so just turn around walk 10 yards, turn around and try again.
 
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The proof of a negative test is equally about personal responsibility given they are self-reporting. Makes a bit of a mockery of the system as somebody with COVID-19 symptoms and has tested positive can still report a negative test and go to the game!
Yep and someone double jabbed can still have covid and go to the game 😂
 

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It's spot checks, so just turn around walk 10 yards, turn around and try again.
Spot checks until end of this month and possibly mandatory afterwards is how I read it? 🤷🏻‍♂️
 

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I was hoping they would be very specific on this in the guidance, there are a fair number of EU based fans who attend. I read the Southampton FC guidance a few weeks back and they said "equivalent certification for your region" will be accepted.

Would one of the BFC connected types on here be able to ask for us please? I've got an 11 year old who won't be very happy at the Leicester game if his Dad is told at the turnstiles to **** off home.

Will raise it with the club/Premier League
 

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Yes, but they can't check everyone...
Yeah I follow that point, but some people may get a tad miffed if turned away after spending loads of time and money to get there rather than the local supporter 237 bus fare and 30 mins along the London road.

Clarity will be nice when it comes, I'm sure it will and I understand that the club have a lot of outlier scenarios like this one to eventually cover.
 

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If anything, it should solely be negative result from LFT regardless of jab status.
Which in turn makes sense of the 'and/or' - ish.

Jab to help protect yourself if needed, LFT to protect those around you.
It could all be so simple..
Out of interest (I have online proof of my double jabbing), what can be produced as proof of a negative LFT test? These are do-it-yourself at home tests, with a small device which confirms if you’re positive or negative, but there’s no print-out or other evidence capable of being produced to a third party? Am I missing something?
 

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Out of interest (I have online proof of my double jabbing), what can be produced as proof of a negative LFT test? These are do-it-yourself at home tests, with a small device which confirms if you’re positive or negative, but there’s no print-out or other evidence capable of being produced to a third party? Am I missing something?
Is this the kit with the small plastic rectangle that you drip you fluid into (excuse the wording), these all have a QR code and a unique number so you report the result - google Report a COVID test, fill out name, phone number etc and it sends you an email and test confirming you have reported a test as negative. Forgive me if this is the wrong test!
 

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Out of interest (I have online proof of my double jabbing), what can be produced as proof of a negative LFT test? These are do-it-yourself at home tests, with a small device which confirms if you’re positive or negative, but there’s no print-out or other evidence capable of being produced to a third party? Am I missing something?
You report the test result to the NHS and it then shows in the NHS app
 

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Interesting the players can get in the stadium without being jabbed but fans can’t.

I’m not really comfortable with this measure given we have probably reached a form of herd immunity.

And I type that as someone that is pro vaccines and has to adhere to covid protocols at work and at weekends as a photographer.
 

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Interesting the players can get in the stadium without being jabbed but fans can’t.

I’m not really comfortable with this measure given we have probably reached a form of herd immunity.

And I type that as someone that is pro vaccines and has to adhere to covid protocols at work and at weekends as a photographer.
My stance completely. Double jabbed but can't see the health benefit of entry certification, see it being problematic to enforce for lowly paid individuals such as stewards, huge cost to tax payer, businesses etc, and will ultimately lead to other parts of life.
 

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I’d like to assume that the little card issued on 1st jab and updated on 2nd jab, giving the vaccine batch numbers, is belt and braces proof that you’ve been fully vaccinated. However, this is BFC and football and government stuff, a combination that spells out f***ING DISASTER! In very large letters. Or am I just overthinking this?
 

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Interesting the players can get in the stadium without being jabbed but fans can’t.
Anyone can get in without being jabbed. They just need to take a LFT test. Players are tested every week. So no problems on that front.
 

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I’d like to assume that the little card issued on 1st jab and updated on 2nd jab, giving the vaccine batch numbers, is belt and braces proof that you’ve been fully vaccinated. However, this is BFC and football and government stuff, a combination that spells out f***ING DISASTER! In very large letters. Or am I just overthinking this?
A card that can be copied is not "belt and braces proof". However I understand that it will be taken as "proof" for the survey that is being performed at the next couple of games.
 
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Interesting the players can get in the stadium without being jabbed but fans can’t.

I’m not really comfortable with this measure given we have probably reached a form of herd immunity.

And I type that as someone that is pro vaccines and has to adhere to covid protocols at work and at weekends as a photographer.
Just playing devils advocate, aren’t the players being tested before games still though?

Supporters can attend if they are not jabbed so long as they test negative, same as the players.
 

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Why do you need to give your phone to anyone, just scan it yourself
I don't, Valencia game the bloke insisted he took the phone and scanned for me though.
Would assume they need to actually look at NHS app too if they are checking
 

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Do not "engage in conduct that can transmit Covid-19" is interesting... there's a lot of very normal things that that could cover. Hopefully the stewarding is sensible....
ie breathing..
 

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Yeah I follow that point, but some people may get a tad miffed if turned away after spending loads of time and money to get there rather than the local supporter 237 bus fare and 30 mins along the London road.

Clarity will be nice when it comes, I'm sure it will and I understand that the club have a lot of outlier scenarios like this one to eventually cover.
Exactly, big investment in terms of time, money and hassle to fly into the UK only to get hi-vized at journey's end.
 

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May I strongly encourage GPGers to manage some self-restraint and comment only on the subject title?

Thanks.
 
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Just playing devils advocate, aren’t the players being tested before games still though?

Supporters can attend if they are not jabbed so long as they test negative, same as the players.
Let’s see what happens after the ‘trial’ period
 

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Can ST holders and possibly not have their vaccination status submitted to the club and attached to their card or ticket to cut down checks by 95%?
Given the ticket software we have, do you really trust them with any of your personal data?
 

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Just playing devils advocate, aren’t the players being tested before games still though?

Supporters can attend if they are not jabbed so long as they test negative, same as the players.
Fair enough re: players but I feel this an unnecessary layer of paperwork just to attend a football match. I don’t do this at Westfield with 20,000 inside it so it shouldn’t apply at football grounds.
 

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Fair enough re: players but I feel this an unnecessary layer of paperwork just to attend a football match. I don’t do this at Westfield with 20,000 inside it so it shouldn’t apply at football grounds.
You will need to do it for attending a nightclub however. Spot the difference.
 

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Fair enough re: players but I feel this an unnecessary layer of paperwork just to attend a football match. I don’t do this at Westfield with 20,000 inside it so it shouldn’t apply at football grounds.
I agree with your point; but the argument would be that Westfield isn't anywhere near as packed together, for nowhere near as long, and doesn't (usually!) involve as much shouting and lung action
 
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