Important information for supporters travelling to Brighton
Ahead of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup third round tie at the Amex Stadium, Swansea City would like to make supporters aware of the following communication from Brighton:
Brighton & Hove Albion request, as a condition of entry, that all supporters are able to show their COVID-19 status if spot-checked on arrival.
We fully appreciate that this will please as many fans, who wish to come to the stadium with the added confidence that this process provides, as it does frustrate others who prefer the minimum number of restrictions to enter the stadium.
However, these measures are designed to help keep fans and staff as safe as possible and stadiums at full capacity.
These spot checks will help to ensure that all supporters and staff can be prepared for any change to mandatory entry requirements should they occur in the comings weeks. It is important to remember that these measures can be requested with as little as seven days’ notice.
All match, season and away ticket holders aged 18 and over will need to be able to produce an NHS COVID pass or an NHS digital pass of a negative lateral flow test alongside photographic ID on request.
You should also continue to ensure that you follow government guidelines and you should not attend if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste).
We would urge everyone to continue to use their common sense to protect themselves and also fellow supporters and our staff from COVID-19.
We recommend you maintain social distancing where you are able to do so and to wear a face mask in confined areas in and around the stadium, not least because the person in front of you, or to your side, may be more vulnerable.
We have had feedback from many fans concerned about travelling to and from the match by public transport, and it is clear that they would feel much more confident if supporters using trains and buses – including the park-and-ride buses – wore masks for their safety while travelling.
How to access the NHS COVID Pass in Wales
You can access the NHS COVID Pass via the NHS website (nhs.uk). This will allow you to produce a COVID pass using a smart phone, a computer or laptop.
To access the service, you’ll need to register for an NHS login. You will need to upload a photo of your ID (passport, full UK driving licence, full European driving licence).
If you live in Wales, you cannot get it via the NHS app as this is only valid in England.
If you do not have photographic ID you will need to request a paper NHS COVID certificate.
Your NHS COVID Pass includes a barcode. The expiry date refers to the barcode and will update automatically. It does not apply to your vaccination status.
If you are registered with a GP in England
If you live in Wales but are registered with a GP in England you may need to access the NHS App system for England.