Aberdeen won’t ask fans for proof of vaccination in upcoming matches
Aberdeen does not intend to ask supporters for proof of vaccination in their upcoming games against Hibernian and Hearts.
Fans attending any football match in Scotland with a crowd of more than 10,000 are required to prove that they have been double-edged with Covid.
It was believed that this pattern would primarily affect matches hosted by Rangers, Celtic, Hearts, Hibs and Aberdeen.
However, the Dons are not anticipating their two clashes with Edinburgh’s top clubs to attract more than 10,000 people.
A statement on Aberdeen’s website said, “About 65% of subscription subscribers are expected to these games. Much of this is due to those who are not ready to return and those who choose to use their virtual subscription instead.
“Even with enough match tickets available and an allowance of 800 for away support, as well as the match being broadcast live in the UK on a pay-per-view (PPV) basis, the expected crowd will be lower. at the threshold of 10,000 and therefore not subject to proof of the vaccination schedule.
“Given the challenges we face in training staff and stewards to implement the legislation in a reasonable and legal manner, this will ease any undue pressure on them and the club.
“Our recent survey found that the vast majority of our fans are fully vaccinated and the club continue to support the Scottish Government and the NHS in rolling out the vaccination program by making Pittodrie available as a walk-in clinic.
“The safety and well-being of our fans remains paramount and we will continue to adhere to Covid protocols and procedures which are set out in operational plans approved by the Aberdeen City Council Safety Committee.
“We will review our approach and estimated attendance figures, in accordance with the law, after these matches and reassess the situation for subsequent matches.”