Liverpool announce using COVID-19 spot-checks ahead of Man City clash

Tue 28 September 2021 | 9:05

The Reds have not carried out spot-checks at matches so far this season.

Before the start of the new season, the English FA announced fans will be subject to random spot-checks and must be prepared to show they have been fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

Liverpool have not carried out spot-checks in their stadium this season. The Merseyside club announced on Tuesday that they will introduce the system as part of their commitment to the health of staff and fans.

"Liverpool FC is introducing COVID-19 spot-checks for fans and matchday staff attending the Manchester City game at Anfield on Sunday, October 3, as part of its commitment to the health and safety of staff, the community and fans attending each match.”

a statement on Liverpool’s official



"This is in line with the latest Premier League matchday protocols and with all other clubs across the league. This is also supported by its city partners, Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Police and Spirit of Shankly.

"The spot-checks will involve the club's stewarding team selecting a small percentage of fans and working staff at random to show their COVID-19 status and certifications. All home and away supporters attending the game should be prepared to present either proof of being double vaccinated with the NHS COVID Pass or a negative lateral flow test taken within 48 hours before kick-off. Children under the age of 18 are exempt from checks and will not be asked to participate.

"The spot-checks are not a condition of entry, but the club would like to prepare fans in case of a policy change to large-scale events and COVID-19 certification, and to keep supporters safe while attending matches. Any fan who wishes to voluntarily show their vaccination or proof of negative lateral flow test can do so by approaching any of the COVID-19 spot check stewards who will be visible around the stadium.

"The club is highly recommending that fans wear face coverings while in the stadium and regularly wash their hands and use the additional sanitisation stations available at Anfield.

"For any fans exempt, please make the stewarding team aware if asked to take part in the spot check.

"Mobile lateral flow tests will be available to take on the day. They will be located near the LFC Superstore and open from 9 am until kick-off.

"The club would like to thank fans in advance for their co-operation with matchday operations."

Under plans being discussed by the British government, Showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination might be necessary for fans attending sporting events with attendances of 20,000 or more from this month.

Liverpool will face Porto on Tuesday, five days before their Premier League battle against Man City.

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