Birmingham 2022 organisers don’t rule out the use of vaccine passports during the Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022 may see the use of vaccine passports and the organisers are confident of hosting capacity crowds. The organisers are confident of hosting a COVID-free and friendly event that will be healthy and safe.

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Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022 may see the use of vaccine passports and the organisers are confident of hosting capacity crowds. The organisers are confident of hosting a COVID-free and friendly event that will be healthy and safe.

The government are still thinking about asking fans to procure proof of vaccination for large events. Birmingham 2022 chief executive Ian Reid told MP’s on Tuesday that they can have an incredible celebration next summer. He talked to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee and said to them that extensive planning was being executed to ensure the Games go on safely. Reid was asked about filling up stadiums while checking everyone’s COVID status, he said that they have invested significantly in Covid planning around the Commonwealth Games. He added that he will be working closely with colleagues involved in public health and will follow the overall regulations the British government places about passports or other protections around the pandemic. He continued by saying that they have an infrastructure in place that can support Covid-friendly Games.

Manchester United was the latest to introduce measures to keep everything COVID-friendly while filling up stadiums. They will introduce COVID-19 spot-checks under Premier League matchday rules for the current season, which state that fans have to be prepared to that they are fully vaccinated or have had a negative Covid-19 test in the previous 48 hours. It is not mandatory yet but full vaccination will be required to enter the stadium from the 1st of October.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stated that there will be the certification for large events in the UK including sporting venues that can host a capacity of 20,000 and above.