It is now a legal requirement for all supporters aged 18 and over to show proof of their Covid Certification status prior to being granted access to Pride Park Stadium on a matchday.
As outlined by the UK Government in December 2021, any venue that has an attendance of more than 10,000 people is subject to the new rules.
COVID-19 WEBSITE SECTION
For all the key information for home and away supporters - including FAQS, Code of Conduct details and more information on COVID-19 passes - a specific COVID-19 section has been created on dcfc.co.uk.
This can be found directly at dcfc.co.uk/covid19.
To ensure that you can continue to watch Derby County at Pride Park Stadium in person and in a safe manner, it is imperative that you play your part by ensuring you have a valid COVID-19 Pass or proof of certification in advance of matchday.
For full details about the NHS COVID-19 Pass, which includes information on how to obtain valid certification of the COVID-19 vaccine, please CLICK HERE.
To Be Prepared, supporters are advised to take note of the following points before watching a match at Pride Park Stadium.
* Check the Derby County COVID-19 guidance in advance of a home matchday on dcfc.co.uk and read the club’s COVID Code of Conduct.
* Ensure you have a valid form of COVID-19 certification in your possession before you leave for Pride Park Stadium, or you will not be permitted entry.
* The best form of Certification is the COVID-19 pass. You can download the COVID-19 digital pass using the designated NHS App or to your wallet or camera roll, in case there is no signal.
* Make sure your COVID-19 pass is easily accessible to ensure efficiency and speed of access when approaching the turnstiles.
* Bring your original printed NHS COVID-19 Pass with you on the day of each fixture, if you are unable to use the digital version.
* A negative Lateral Flow test result will be permissible, should you be unable to provide a COVID-19 pass
The turnstiles at Pride Park Stadium will open 90 minutes ahead of kick-off on a home matchday.
The club strongly recommends supporters give themselves plenty of time before making their journey to Pride Park Stadium to ensure they can be in their seats in good time.
It is recommended having your COVID-19 Certification pass ready to show as you approach Pride Park Stadium. If you are using the digital pass, make sure you have it saved to your electronic wallet and/or as a screen shot in your photo library. This will prevent any delay if your network coverage or the NHS App is unavailable.
If you are using a digital COVID-19 Pass, please remember to make sure your phone has enough battery.
If you are aged 11 or over, it is mandatory to wear a face covering in all indoor areas of the stadium such as the concourse and toilet areas.
TEST BEFORE TRAVEL
Those who are not yet double vaccinated will need to take a lateral flow test within 48 hours of attending the match.
If the test returns a positive result, then you must NOT attend the fixture and follow the correct procedures as advised by the NHS.
Further information about COVID-19 is available HERE.
DON’T TRAVEL IF YOU ARE UNWELL
Even if double-vaccinated, you must not attend or travel to Pride Park Stadium if you, or anybody attending with you, is suffering from COVID-19 symptoms, feels unwell, or is required to self-isolate.
* How to get an NHS COVID-19 Pass - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19...
* How to download a digital NHS COVID-19 Pass - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19...
* Further information about COVID-19 - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19...