Club statement on COVID-19 certification checks
Manchester United has acknowledged the Premier League's statement regarding COVID-19 status certification.
Collette Roche, Chief Operating Officer, said: “The Government has indicated that a COVID certification check, showing either a negative test or proof of double-vaccination through the use of the NHS COVID Pass, is likely to be mandatory for those attending large events from 1 October 2021. In line with Premier League guidance, this will apply for Manchester United matches at Old Trafford.
“We expect that fans will therefore need to demonstrate that they have either been fully vaccinated or can show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of attending a match.
“We support the Premier League’s position on this which will help to keep fans and staff safe and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
“The club is in the process of reviewing its operational procedures and policies to accommodate the proposed checks, along with any implications for fans and staff. Following this and after consultation with our fan groups, we will confirm details of how the measures will work and at which future home game they will begin. Checks will not take place at our home game against Leeds United this Saturday 14 August.
“In the meantime, we would urge all fans to prepare for the expected mandatory implementation of COVID certification by familiarising themselves with the NHS App and the use of the NHS COVID Pass on their smartphones.”