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Important supporter information: Are you match ready?

Getting ready for upcoming matches

4 September 2021

In line with other Premier League clubs, we have been asked to revise our matchday protocols to encourage fans to be ready to show their Covid-19 status certification. 

The safety of everyone attending fixtures at Brentford Community Stadium is of the utmost importance and we have revised our Covid-19 Supporter Code of Conduct to take into account the new protocols and ensure we create as safe an environment as possible. The Covid-19 Supporter Code of Conduct is availablehereand supporters are asked to familiarise themselves with it (and ensure any fans attending with them have also read it) before attending the stadium. 

To minimise the risk of Covid-19 transmission and to keep each other as safe as possible,the Club’s advice to its supporters is to take a lateral flow test at home before each fixturethey plan to attend, as well aswearing face-coverings when in any indoor areas in the stadium. 

For information on how to order a lateral flow test, clickhere. 

If you are feeling unwell with Covid-19 symptoms or any cold or flu-type symptoms, pleaseDO NOTcome to the game. Book a test through theGovernment websiteor call 119. 

Spot checks 

New Premier League protocols mean there will be aphased introduction of checks for Covid-19 status certificationon matchdays, whereby each supporter may be asked to showproof of a full vaccinationand/or of anegative lateral flow testwhich has been taken within the last 48 hours. 

We’re getting ready for the full introduction of checks that may be required after 1 October, starting with a phased approach at the upcoming home games against Brighton and Hove Albion and Liverpool on 11 and 25 September respectively.  

We want to reassure fans that no one will be turned away for failing to provide their Covid-19 certification during these two trial matches – but this may happen at subsequent games so it is important that all fans take the time to be ready for this now. 

Adult supporters are encouraged to obtain aCOVID Pass via the NHS App or NHS websiteso that they can provide proof of full vaccination and/or of a negative test within the past 48 hours, and supporters should be ready to show this when at the stadium. In line with NHS guidance, supporters under the age of 18 will not be required to show their Covid-19 status.

Details of how to obtain your NHS Pass are availablehere. 

Get your NHS pass here 

It is hoped that, by preparing now for a possible future scenario where Covid status certification is made a mandatory condition of entry to football matches, these spot checks will help to get everyone ‘match ready’ (and help to keep each other safe). 

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Upcoming travel disruptions 

South Western Railway have planned engineering works during the weekend of 16/17 October which will impact on our Chelsea game on Saturday 16 October, kick-off at 5.30pm. Limited rail replacement buses will be in operation but supporters are advised to seek alternative transport routes where at all possible to avoid excessive delays. 

As a result of these works, we would advise all fans to aim to arrive at the game between 3.30pm and 4pm (for the 5.30pm kick-off) and please be patient as there is likely to be congestion and delays, particularly on the neighbouring roads. 

Respectful behaviour 

New anti-discrimination measures have been implemented by the Premier League for the 2021/22 season as football continues to work to eradicate discriminatory behaviour in society. 

As a Club, we are committed to eradicating discriminatory behaviour as part of our BeeTogether campaign and will take action against any individual found to have behaved in a discriminatory way toward any club employee, player, match official, steward or fan whether in-stadium or online. 

If you see or hear unacceptable behaviour on a matchday,please report it. Pleasetext 62277, starting your message with the wordBFCandyour seat details. For non-matchdays or to report any other discriminatory or unacceptable behaviour to the Club, contact report@brentfordfc.comor call 020 8847 2511 (Option 0). 

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