Arsenal v West Ham: NHS Covid pass - this is what both sets of fans need to do ahead of Premier League clash

Here’s what both Arsenal and West Ham fans will have to do in order to gain entry to the Emirates Stadium this Wednesday.

Arsenal and West Ham fans must present a valid NHS Covid pass in order to gain entry to the Emirates Stadium for their clash this Wednesday.

Last week, the PM addressed the nation, and the NHS Covid pass at sporting events will be introduced on Wednesday, December 15, meaning both Arsenal fans and West Ham fans will have to present said pass at the game on Wednesday.

Arsenal will look to continue their impressive 3-0 home win against Southampton, whilst West Ham must improve their performance from their clash v Burnley if they’re to protect their current top four status.

Fans may be asked by their clubs to get to the game early, to allow for extended queues due to the checking of the Covid pass.

How do Arsenal and West Ham fans apply for a vaccine passport in England?

You can visit ‘Getting a digital NHS Covid Pass’ and start your application now.

Ensure you do it ahead of the match, as it can take a few hours to get confirmed on the app.

You will get a digital pass with a QR code. You can show this in the app, download it to your apple wallet or print or email it to yourself.

If you cannot apply digitally using the NHS app or online service, you can ask for an NHS Covid Pass letter to be sent to you by post.

This is who can get a digital 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 antibody 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.