Covid-19 tests strongly recommended for attendance of Wolves game

Friday, 14 May, 2021 8comments  |  Jump to last
Supporters selected by Everton from the ballot of season ticket holders and Lounge members to attend the club's final home game of the season are being strongly advised to take a lateral flow test prior to the game.

Liverpool City Council's Ground Safety Advisory Group (GSAG) and Public Health department have made the recommendation for the reduced-capacity fixture that will see around 6,500 fans return to Goodison Park, the most that have been allowed into the ground since March last year.

Matt Ashton, Director of Public Health at Liverpool City Council said: “The return of football fans to Goodison Park for the last home game of the season is a landmark moment in our slow return to normality from the grip of lockdown. Whilst it is a cause for celebration, the threat of coronavirus, including the new Covid-19 strain (originally detected in India) is very real within our city region.

“It is vitally important that we continue to protect each other, our loved ones, the community and the NHS. Getting tested when attending events is a key part of that. I'd like to thank Everton Football Club for their support in urging their fans to take this test through their Game Plan campaign. We will mobilise community testing centres to make the tests as accessible to as many fans as possible. We would also like to remind supporters that testing kits are available from various locations within the community and can even be sent directly to their home.

“The test takes no time at all and does not hurt. By getting a negative result, fans will be able to watch the game with the peace of mind that they are doing so safely.”

 

Everton’s final home fixture of the season will kick-off at 6pm on Wednesday 19 May.

 

Liverpool City Council will extend the opening hours of community testing sites on Tuesday (18 May) and also deploy two mobile testing units – at the Blue Base the day before and on Goodison Road the day of the fixture. To find your local test centre click here.

 

Home testing kits can be collected from any community testing site from today through until matchday for fans who want to test at home or alternatively can be collected from pharmacies or ordered and delivered to your home address by clicking here.

 

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Brian Williams
1 Posted 14/05/2021 at 21:00:23
A sensible and reasonable approach. I'll be taking a test before attending! 👍
Thomas Richards
2 Posted 14/05/2021 at 21:08:55
Is this the same test the government deems not accurate enough to allow holidays abroad?
Will Mabon
3 Posted 14/05/2021 at 21:29:20
Thomas - the same "Logic" has applied from Day One across all aspects. These steps here for the game; a week back, the "Experiment" of the 3,000 person rave. A test strongly advised. Is it needed or is it not? I guess you either see it or you don't.
Thomas Richards
4 Posted 14/05/2021 at 21:42:04
Does seem contradictory, Will, to be honest.
Paul Hewitt
5 Posted 14/05/2021 at 22:03:54
This virus is with us forever. Let's just get back to normal.
Jim Bennings
6 Posted 15/05/2021 at 14:17:33
Strange how the government already knew of the Indian variant yet they allowed 4,000 young people to congregate without face masks or social distances on the strength they produced negative tests, and now, hey ho, guess what, BoJo is suddenly starting to worry about the latest strain!

You couldn't make it up.

Rob Halligan
7 Posted 15/05/2021 at 14:48:56
Watching the Rangers trophy presentation. The trophy was carried out onto the pitch by two men, don't know if they were Scottish FA committee members or members of the Rangers board, before placing the trophy on its plinth.

Each player then collected their own medal from a box, whilst at the same time then shaking hands with those who carried the trophy out.

When Gerrard collected his medal he then gave each "trophy presenter" a hand shake and a hug. Very strange!!

Will Mabon
8 Posted 15/05/2021 at 14:59:16
Rob - "No participants were harmed in the making of this presentation".

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