Aston Villa supporters travelling to Villa Park for their Premier League clash v Burnley next Saturday, December 18, 2021 must present a NHS COVID Pass before being allowed to enter the stadium.
Individuals who have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine can obtain the pass.
People who are unvaccinated can still obtain the pass if they present proof of a negative lateral flow test or a positive PCR test result in the past six months.
The new rule was included in an array of new restrictions and mitigations designed to combat the spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant.
Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said the requirement to produce the NHS COVID Pass at all venues where there are more than 10,000 people will begin on Wednesday December 15, 2021.
How do Aston Villa fans apply for a vaccine passport in England?
People living in England can download their own personal NHS COVID Pass via the NHS App or the online NHS COVID Pass service.
You can visit ‘Getting a digital NHS COVID Pass’ and start your application now.
Who can get a digital NHS COVID Pass?
If you’re aged 16 or over, you can get a digital NHS COVID Pass.
People under 16 may need to show a negative test result.
If you’re 18 or over, you can also use your digital NHS COVID Pass for domestic events and venues.
People under 18 do not have to show proof of their vaccination or test results for domestic events or venues in England.
To show your vaccination status, you must have been vaccinated in England, Wales or the Isle of Man.
If you were vaccinated in Scotland, you need to both be registered with a GP in England and live in England.
How long a digital NHS COVID Pass is valid for?
If you have had:
- A vaccine used in the UK – your NHS COVID Pass lasts for 30 days, but the 30 day period refreshes every time you log in
- A negative PCR test or rapid lateral flow test – your NHS COVID Pass is valid for 48 hours after a negative result.
- A positive PCR test – your NHS COVID Pass lasts 30 days, but the 30 day period refreshes every time you log in (for up to 180 days after you took the test)
If you download your digital NHS COVID Pass as a PDF, always check the expiry date before using it.
If you’re fully vaccinated or had a positive test result, the barcode on a PDF is valid for 30 days.
The NHS App may ask you to confirm your phone number when you log in.
If you do not confirm it, your NHS COVID Pass will be valid for 72 hours.