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Premier League data shows fewer than 0.3 per cent of fans have failed to meet Covid requirements

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Premier League data shows fewer than 0.3 per cent of fans have failed to meet Covid requirements to enter matches under Government’s ‘Plan B’ rules… with 47 per cent of fans checked for their vaccine passports at the turnstiles since December 15

  • Statistics from Christmas Eve shows fans’ crucial role in keeping stadiums safe
  • Sportsmail understands only 0.3 per cent of fans could not prove COVID status 
  • Spot checks have increased; clubs check, on average, 47 per cent of supporters


Only 0.3 per cent of fans have been unable to show their Covid status when asked, according to recent Premier League data.

The statistics also show almost half of supporters have been checked for their vaccine passports at the turnstiles since December 15.

Overall, the league’s figures paint a picture of fans’ near-universal support of and compliance with the current Covid rules and indicates they have been crucial in keeping stadiums safe. 

Premier League data shows nearly half of fans are asked for their Covid passes before games

Premier League data shows nearly half of fans are asked for their Covid passes before games

It also states only 0.3 per cent of supporters have failed to meet the Covid-19 requirements

It also states only 0.3 per cent of supporters have failed to meet the Covid-19 requirements

Sportsmail understands spot checks of fans’ COVID passes, either paper or on mobile phones, have increased.

An average of 47 per cent of fans have been asked for proof of vaccination before going into Premier League grounds.

Moreover, fewer than 0.3 per cent failed to meet the requirement to show their pass or a recent negative test result when asked.

The stats paint a picture of near-universal support of and compliance with current Covid rules

The stats paint a picture of near-universal support of and compliance with current Covid rules

The data shows every club in the division has enforced the measures, turning away the vast minority of supporters who could not demonstrate their COVID status. 

More than two-thirds of fans are also planning ahead and confirming their status online before the match. A total of 69 per cent of fans do this via the self-declaration form on their club’s website.  

A record of 103 Premier League players and staff tested positive for Covid-19 in the week up to and including Boxing Day (December 26), new figures also show. 

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