How the Covid Passport will affect Wales football and rugby fans for crunch matches this fall
Prime Minister Mark Drakeford today confirmed a Covid Pass to enter events and nightclubs in Wales
The new rules will mean that participants in certain events and clubs will have to show proof of double vaccination or a negative lateral flow test.
As far as sporting events go, this will have an impact on the upcoming rugby and football internationals in Cardiff.
This shouldn’t affect Wrexham AFC and other local clubs in the north due to the ability rules.
Events if necessary:
- Indoor and non-seated events for more than 500 people, such as concerts or conventions
- Outdoor events without seating for more than 4,000 people
- Any setting or event with more than 10,000 people present
That will mean rugby fans will need to be vaccinated or take a Covid test ahead of the fall internationals against New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji and Australia. They will also need to make sure they have the NHS Covid Pass.
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The same rules will apply to Wales’ FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Cardiff against Belarus and Belgium in November.
Wrexham AFC fans are not expected to be affected at this stadium with a crowd of less than 10,000 and a fully seated stadium.
Fans who follow Cardiff and Swansea football clubs will, however, need to be vaccinated or tested before their home games.
Details here on the NHS Covid Pass.