Important information for forthcoming Town matches
- Important information for Huddersfield Town fans
- What you need to do following introduction of Plan B measures
- Read all the info below for games played from 15 December 2021
Following the UK Government’s introduction of Plan B measures for its Autumn/Winter COVID-19 Plan, Huddersfield Town is asking its supporters to Be Prepared before they travel to watch the Terriers in action.
If you are aged 18 or over, COVID-19 Certification is now mandatory for entry into settings where large crowds gather – including unseated indoor events with 500 or more attendees, unseated outdoor events with 4,000 or more attendees and any event with 10,000 or more attendees.
That will apply to home games at the John Smith’s Stadium and to away fixtures also.
As a result, supporters will need to be prepared to provide evidence of COVID-19 Certification to enter football stadia where the attendance will exceed 10,000 seated or 4,000 standing.
To ensure that you can continue to watch Town in person in a safe manner, it is imperative that you play your part by ensuring you have valid COVID-19 Passes or proof of certification in advance of match day.
For full details about the NHS COVID Pass, which includes information on how to obtain valid certification of the COVID-19 vaccine, please CLICK HERE.
To be prepared, those of you who are attending fixtures, where COVID-19 Certification is mandatory, are advised to:
- Check the Club’s latest COVID-19 guidance in advance of match day.
- Ensure you have one of the following valid forms of COVID certification in your possession before you leave for the ground, or you will not be permitted entry.
- The best form of Certification is the COVID pass. You can download the COVID digital pass using the designated NHS App or to your wallet or camera roll in case there is no signal. If you've not done this before, watch this short video for guidance.
- Bring your original printed NHS COVID Pass on the day of the fixture if you are unable to use the digital version.
- You can request a paper copy of your NHS COVID Pass letter from the NHS if you cannot get a digital version. There’s more info on how to do that HERE. We strongly recommend you do this ASAP if this is your only option, as it can take up to 10 working days to arrive.
- People requiring assistance can call the NHS 119 telephone service to request an NHS COVID Pass
- Proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test taken within the previous 48 hours - via a text message or an email from NHS - will also be accepted, or a screenshot of the recorded result which has been uploaded to the NHS website. White plastic test strips from the Lateral Flow Tests will not be accepted as proof. To record the LFT result with the NHS, visit the website HERE or call 119 (7am-11pm daily).
- Make sure your passes are easily accessible to ensure efficiency and speed of access when approaching the turnstiles. If you are an iOS user and have previously added your pass to your Apple wallet, you must ensure this has also updated in your wallet. This may involve removing and re-adding the pass.
- Also remember that face coverings must be worn indoors, which is a legal requirement, but that once in your seats, fans can remove their masks.
TEST BEFORE TRAVEL
Full details on how to obtain a COVID NHS Pass can be found above, but for those who are not yet double vaccinated, you will need to take a lateral flow test within 48 hours of attending the match.
If the test returns a positive result, then you must NOT attend the fixture and follow the correct procedures as advised by the NHS. Further information about COVID-19 is available HERE.
We're asking for your help in arriving early to the John Smith's Stadium!
Turnstiles will open from 1pm, and we'll open some of the food outlets inside every stand concourse to coincide with the earlier entry time offering discounted rates until 2pm.
Fans are advised that arriving early will help ensure that queues are kept to a minimum and every supporter will have chance to pass through the turnstiles in good time before kick-off.
DON’T TRAVEL IF UNWELL
Even if double-vaccinated, you must not attend if you, or anybody attending with you, is suffering from COVID-19 symptoms, feels unwell, or is required to self-isolate.
FANS FROM OUTSIDE THE UK
If you are not a UK citizen, we can accept the proof of vaccination from other countries as stipulated by the UK government on this article. These include the EU Digital COVID Certificate and the United States Vaccination Record Card, among others.
If you have any questions specific to your situation that are not covered by the article above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to assist you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For a set of frequently asked questions and answers relating to the above, please click HERE.
SUPPORTERS' CODE OF CONDUCT
Click HERE to download a code of conduct around match days in the current circumstances.
- How to get an NHS COVID Pass - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/
- How to download a digital NHS COVID Pass - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/get-digital-covid-pass/
- Further information about COVID-19 - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/