NHS Covid passes required for supporters attending Swansea.com Stadium
Swansea City can confirm that NHS COVID passes will be a legal requirement for supporters wishing to attend fixtures at the Swansea.com Stadium, starting with the Championship game against Cardiff City on Sunday, October 17.
Following a Welsh Government vote yesterday (October 5), legislation was passed that means people in Wales aged 18 or over who are attending any event with more than 10,000 people must present an NHS COVID pass.
The NHS COVID pass is Welsh legislation and therefore we are legally bound to comply. This will encompass all supporters, regardless of their vaccination status and will be enforced by the club.
The first fixture under the new legislation will be the visit of Cardiff on October 17, with ticket details for that fixture due to be announced at 5pm today.
The club will be opening turnstiles 30 minutes earlier than usual – so TWO HOURS before kick-off. Therefore, supporters can enter the Swansea.com Stadium from 10am for the Cardiff fixture.
Supporters are encouraged to visit www.swanseacity.com/covid-pass to keep up to date with the requirements to attend the Swansea.com Stadium. This page will be updated with all of the latest information as and when things are confirmed.
What is the NHS COVID pass?
The NHS COVID pass is deemed as one of the following:
- A digital NHS COVID pass
- A paper NHS COVID pass
- A negative Lateral Flow Test (LFT) result within the past 48 hours
How can I get a pass?
Digital NHS COVID pass
Supporters who are fully vaccinated can prepare by signing up for their NHS COVID pass via a computer, tablet or mobile phone.
To register for the digital pass, you must have photographic ID. If you do not, you must request a paper NHS COVID pass.
Click HERE to sign up for the digital pass.
For a definitive guide on how to obtain the digital COVID pass, click HERE.
The pass is a QR code, which looks like the below:
Supporters who decide to make use of the digital NHS COVID pass can either:
- Display the pass on a smartphone (internet signal may be required)
- Download the pass to a smartphone
- Download and print a physical copy to be brought to the event
It is recommended that you download a copy to your smartphone, to avoid any issues regarding signal at the stadium. Supporters also have the ability to download and print a physical copy of the digital pass.
The digital NHS COVID pass expires every 30 days and we encourage supporters to renew at the earliest opportunity ahead of further fixtures.
Paper NHS COVID pass
Supporters who are over 18 and fully vaccinated, but do not have the ability to obtain a digital passport through a computer, tablet or smartphone, can request a paper NHS COVID pass.
Also, supporters who do not have photographic ID must use register for the paper NHS COVID pass.
Please note, supporters should wait FIVE days after the final dose before requesting the paper copy.
This service is available seven days a week, between 9am and 5pm. To request a paper NHS COVID pass, call 0300 303 5667. GPs cannot provide this service.
Please note this can take up to 10 working days to arrive, therefore supporters who must use this service are recommended to do so as soon as possible.
Recent negative Lateral Flow Test result
It is anticipated that from October 11, those who are not fully vaccinated and are over the age of 18, must have a recent negative Lateral Flow Test result, to attend any event with more than 10,000 people.
Swansea City urges supporters who are not fully vaccinated to ensure they have Lateral Flow Tests available to use, when required.
The tests must be taken at home, 48 hours prior to attending the Swansea.com Stadium.
Within the LFT kit, there are clear instructions on how to take the test and record the results.
It is imperative that fans DO NOT bring their physical test with them, but record the LFT result with the NHS.
This can be done by visiting the website HERE or calling 119 (open between 7am and 11pm daily).
When the result has been recorded, you will receive a text message and email from the NHS, which looks similar to the below. This is a deemed as a valid NHS COVID pass.
LFT kits are available to order online from the government website HERE.
They are also available to collect from local libraries and most pharmacies – supporters can check for the nearest collection point HERE.
We will endeavour to update fans with further information when available.