Liverpool have announced that the club will start spot checks for Covid-19 for fans and staff, starting with the game against Manchester City this weekend.
As part of the checks, a small number of fans will be randomly selected by covid-19 surveillance staff and can either prove they are doubly vaccinated with the NHS COVID Pass or a negative side flow test, performed in the 48 hours before the kick. -disabled.
The change comes from premier league the latest match day protocols and is supported by Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Police and Spirit of Shankly, as Liverpool seek to protect public health and fans attending matches.
Providing proof for the covid-19 spot checks is not a requirement for entry, although the club have requested that all home and away fans be prepared to show relevant information, while the children under 18 are exempt.
However, Liverpool say they are preparing fans for a policy change regarding large-scale events, in which covid certification becomes part of the legislation.
The club also says there will be mobile lateral flow tests available to take at Anfield , located near the LFC hypermarket, and encourage supporters to wear face masks and use the hand hygiene stations provided in the stadium.
Fans wishing to voluntarily share their covid information can do so by speaking to one of the spot check stewards.