Cardiff City Stadium Update | COVID Guidelines post-11/10/21
For the Bluebirds’ next home fixture with Middlesbrough on Saturday 23rd October, the Welsh Government will require all spectators over the age of 18 years to present their COVID status in order to enter Cardiff City Stadium. This is a legal requirement that we are duty bound to abide by.
Proof of COVID status may be presented to stadium support staff in the following ways:
- By displaying a digital (mobile phone) solution such as the NHS COVID pass or an EU equivalent (click here for information on how to obtain the NHS COVID pass): please note that this will need to be updated every 30 days.
- A digital or paper certificate of double vaccination.
- Proof of a negative lateral flow test (LFT) result by text or email (within 48 hours of kick-off): do not bring the physical test unit with you (click here to obtain tests).
- Confirmation of immunity. This can be proven by medical certificate if the person endeavouring to gain access has recovered from COVID no sooner than 14 days and no longer than 6 months prior to the date of the fixture.
Supporters who are already fully vaccinated are encouraged to plan in advance of fixtures and sign up for a digital NHS COVID pass in advance (click here).
Turnstiles will open half an hour earlier than usual to support procedure until further notice. For the Middlesbrough fixture, that means that supporters are encouraged to start arriving from 10.30am (and two hours prior to all subsequent home fixtures).
Accordingly, from 11 October 2021 and until further notice, the following additional entry procedures on matchday will apply:
- An outer security perimeter will be constructed from portable fencing at each entry gate so as to assist with efficiency.
- Each outer security permitter will have two entry points, each staffed by two stewards (thus creating four entry lanes).
- Spectators will be asked to present their COVID status (by one of the above prescribed means) for visual inspection by stewards.
- Spectators will subsequently be invited to move into the inner security perimeter, namely the search lines in front of the turnstile blocks.
NB. Under 18s and people working or performing at the venue will not need to provide evidence of their COVID status. No further exemptions will apply.
In a presentation on 28th September 2021, the Welsh Government advised the club that the regulations require venues to take reasonable measures so that checks are put in place to ensure that people entering the stadium are eligible to do so under the revised guidelines (starting October 11th). At all times, Cardiff City Football Club will be cognisant of its other statutory duties, including the health and safety of its supporters, wider public order issues and terrorism risks.
For all queries relating to the new Welsh Government legal requirements and how that will impact your matchday, please email email@example.com.
UPDATE: Swansea City vs. Cardiff City (Swansea.com Stadium) 17th October 2021
Welsh Government enforced COVID measures will also apply at the Swansea.com Stadium for fans eligible to travel to support the Bluebirds at the fixture on October 17th.
Cardiff City Football Club advises supporters to obtain proof of their COVID status (in one of the above prescribed ways) prior to traveling to this fixture. Please speak with your travel operator for further information.
Tickets for this game will firstly become available to current Season Ticket Holders and Club Members who have attended 2+ away league fixtures during the 21/22 season. Further information is available here.