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Silverstone track managers want to present a UK vaccine passport. Thanks to this solution, the facility can allow fans to enter the stands during the British Formula 1 race scheduled for July. The idea has also been signed by representatives of football and rugby.
British sports federations even wrote a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson asserting that a vaccine passport is “the only reliable way to fill out the stands at sports facilities this summer”.
The signatories to the letter to Prime Minister Johnson affirmed that the unfrozen sport, which is planned in the British Isles on May 17, is “insufficient”. Organizing sporting events with partially stocked stalls barely “will not end the financial crisis that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused in sports.”
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“Looking to the future and looking forward to June 21, we support the government’s ambitions to allow the full return of the masses to the stands by this date, without any restrictions” – he wrote in the letter and indicated that in the case of selected sporting events, it means abandoning the principle of social distance.
He added, “It is important to be confident as soon as possible about the form that the return guidelines will take, so that we can efficiently and effectively plan the major sporting events scheduled for June and beyond.”
When Silverstone held Formula 1 in 2019, the last year before the pandemic, the British Grand Prix was tracking 140,000 stands. Persons. The introduction of the Vaccine Passport Foundation will allow those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or who have recently had an infection and have antibodies in their bodies to travel safely to the July competition.
“All disciplines should recognize the benefits of the certification process for people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, because it allows fans to return faster and safely. We know that our facilities can only be fully filled after reliable verification” – summarized in the letter to Boris Johnson .
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