Premier League clubs are set to welcome capacity crowds for the first time since March last year. The fans will now have to produce evidence of double vaccination dose received at least 14 days before the match or a negative LFT test carried out within 48 hours of the fixture.
The proof of full vaccination will have to be supplied via the NHS Covid pass on the NHS app or a vaccination letter.
Football is still reeling from the Coronavirus pandemic’s effects, but the fans’ return next season should bring some comfort, especially in financial terms.
Clubs have been missing out on millions of pounds in matchday revenue because of the absence of the fans.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are not the only Premier League club to follow the system.
The government is in talks with football chiefs regarding Coronavirus vaccine passports that will be introduced at football matches from October.
Ministers are apparently looking to make double vaccination status mandatory for the fans before attending Premier League matches.
Recently it was announced that vaccination passports will be compulsory for crowded venues in England by the end of September, and all 92 professional clubs in England will have to adhere to the norms.