Sport Wimbledon hope vaccine passports will allow 20,000 crowds

01:55  09 june  2021
01:55  09 june  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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England's Euro 2020 group games at Wembley Stadium will be the first sporting event at which vaccine passports will be used in the UK. Ticket holders for matches taking place at Hampden Park will not be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test. Fans who live in England attending games at Wembley can show their vaccination status via the NHS app. Uefa says its "main priority" is to deliver a safe tournament, and is "working with the local governments and health authorities to ensure measures adhere to the public health guidance of the host country".

The ' vaccine passport ' could be used to certify a person is Covid-safe for months, unlike antigen testing, which would have to be carried out prior to attendance at each match. News of the negotiations comes after it emerged government trials for vaccine passports could begin as soon as next Around 14 events have been identified to test various procedures to limit the spread of Covid in crowds . Covid passports are planned for some, which could include the FA Cup final and other sporting events in May, according to the Telegraph. The government says it is considering a combination approach of

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Attendance at the French Open will be boosted to 5,000 fans with the introduction of vaccine passports, while Wimbledon is waiting to see if the same will be necessary later this month.

Health certification will be required for fans attending early matches at football’s European Championship, with the tournament beginning on Friday and England’s opening match at Wembley two days later.

Wimbledon does not start until June 28, a week after the Government is planning to end Covid restrictions.

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Sources at the All England Club said they are having to wait for the Westminster verdict on whether to fully reopen on June 21, before knowing if they would be part of any vaccine passport system.

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VACCINE passports can be used to get into England’s Euro 2020 group matches in a major move backed by the Government. Fans seeking to attend the games against Croatia, Scotland and the Czech Republic at Wembley will have to show the NHS app confirming they have received both Covid jabs at least 14 days before or a negative lateral flow test taken within 48 hours of the game. It is hoped that the passport scheme will be a trailblazer for other sporting events and lead to full crowds in the Prem from the start of next season. In an email sent to ticket holders, the regulations have been laid out.

The UK's leading sports bodies are backing the use of ' vaccine passports ' and Covid testing as a "credible" means of allowing full capacities at venues. As part of the government's reopening roadmap, from 17 May in England larger outdoor sports venues will be allowed to operate at up to 25% capacity, with a maximum of 10, 000 spectators. Restrictions will be eased further from 21 June, but with all adults not expected to be offered at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine until the end of July, full venues at major sports events are understood to be unlikely until late summer at the earliest.

At present the Championships are expected to operate at 25 per cent capacity of 10,000 spectators but are on standby to double the amount of available tickets if restrictions are eased.

Roland Garros, which is moving to an 11pm curfew, will see Coco Gauff try to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final.

Yesterday saw an unlikely pair of semi-finalists emerge on the other side of the women’s draw, which included Slovenia’s former national junior snowboarding champion Tamara Zidansek. The 23-year-old world No 85 has hitherto been almost unknown in tennis but she made it through after beating Spain’s Paula Badosa 7-5, 4-6, 8-6.

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‘I chose tennis because I was really cold snowboarding, I really don’t like cold weather at all,’ said a disbelieving Zidansek.

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There are hopes that matches later in the tournament could have crowds of 45, 000 should restrictions come to an end on the proposed date of 21 June. The World Health Organization, however, has said vaccine passports are unethical because they would discriminate against those who had not been able to be vaccinated . The WHO also argued passports may give a false sense of confidence because we are unsure how long a vaccine will offer protection from the coronavirus.

The vaccine passports will be the key to returning to normalcy and may actually control who is allowed to participate in the workforce. The Washington Post first reported on Sunday that the Biden Administration is coordinating with multiple government agencies in developing a system that would impact many aspects of life. President Joe Biden has predicted that life in the US could be back to normal by Christmas, and as more Americans are vaccinated each day, these vaccine credentials — commonly called “ vaccine passports ” — could be key to a return to normalcy by the end of the year.

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‘It was fun to do at first but then I saw the opportunity to make something out of tennis so I just went for it.’

Alex Zverev became the first man into the last four when he beat Spain’s Alejandro Fokina 6-4, 6-1, 6-1. He was awaiting the winner of last night’s quarter-final between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev.

She will now meet Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the world No 32, who beat Serena Williams’s conqueror Elena Rybakina 6-7, 6-2, 9-7.

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Britain’s Joe Salisbury is through to his third Grand Slam final, this time in the mixed doubles, without having to hit a ball.

He and American partner Desirae Krawczyk were given a walkover when Juan Sebastian Cabal in the opposing team pulled out injured. In the final the Anglo-American duo will meet Russians Elena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev.

At the Nottingham Open, Jo Konta beat Holland’s Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove 6-1, 6-3 to make the third round in her first outing of the grass season. It was a timely morale boost for the British No 1, who had not won a tour match since the start of May.

Meanwhile, Wimbledon champion Simona Halep yesterday signalled she is ready to defend her title after missing Roland Garros with a calf injury, and will return at this month’s grass-court Bad Homburg Open in Germany.

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