FA and EFL to manage validation of tests for Covid-19 so supporters can attend Wembley

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FA and EFL manage the validation of Covid-19 tests to allow supporters to attend the FA Cup semi-final and Carabao Cup final in Wembley in April … with all ticket holders requiring a NEGATIVE test to access

  • Fans must submit negative tests for two domestic cup games to be held at Wembley
  • The Leicester semi-final against Southampton FA Cup will be played on April 18
  • Manchester City’s final against the Tottenham Carabao Cup takes place the following week
  • To attend both competitions, cardholders must submit a negative test before entering

The FA and EFL will take charge of validating the Covid tests that will allow a small number of fans to attend games 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 cardholders receiving test kits through the mail, as is currently the case for high school students.

The FA and EFL will manage the validation of Covid-19 tests for competitions at Wembley this month

The FA and EFL will manage the validation of Covid-19 tests for competitions at Wembley this month

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

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

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

Attendees 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 are simplified.

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

The month-long schedule will conclude with the FA Cup Final on May 15, which will be attended by 21,000 supporters.

The World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield – which will run from April 17 to May 3 – is the first sporting event to be included in the trial and will attract 1,000 spectators per day.

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