FA ‘delighted’ Wembley will host pilot events for ‘Covid status certification’

  • Thousands to be admitted to finals of FA Cup and Carabao Cup
  • Factors for entry are vaccination, a negative test and immunity

The Carabao Cup final, the second FA Cup semi-final and the FA Cup final will serve as Wembley pilot events for the government’s ‘Covid status certification’ scheme.

The plan is to enable the safe return of mass gatherings and indoor events as lockdown restrictions ease in England, with officials preparing a series of trial events over the coming months as they look to find a way for fans to return to sporting venues.

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