Covid spot checks in place at Molineux this Sunday

Supporters attending Sunday’s game against Manchester United may be asked to participate in an optional spot check ahead of entering the stadium, to help Wolves and the Premier League gather feedback relating to Covid status certification at Premier League grounds.

New Premier League protocols mean that there will be a phased introduction of checks for Covid-19 status certification on matchdays, whereby any supporter may be asked to show proof of a full vaccination or of a negative lateral flow test which has been taken within the last 48 hours.

This is anticipation of a time when it will be mandatory to provide Covid-19 status certification to access Premier League stadiums, with a government decision expected in advance of October.

Spot checks will be in place for the first time at Sunday’s fixture with Manchester United and will be conducted by Fan Ambassadors who will be easily identifiable in purple hi-vis jackets.

The check will involve supporters over the age of 18 being asked to produce their NHS Covid Pass or a negative Covid test result, either printed or on a mobile device. Data regarding participation and feedback regarding the check process will be then shared with the Premier League (this will not include any personal details).

Fan Ambassadors will be located around the stadium, including at the away turnstiles and in hospitality areas and the spot check process should take only a few seconds to complete.

Supporters can decline to participate in this process, and any supporters that do, or are unable produce evidence, will not be denied entry to the stadium.

However we urge supporters to co-operate wherever possible as feedback from this process is important to ensure that checks for future fixtures are able to operate smoothly, to ensure the safety of everyone attending the stadium, whilst allowing Molineux to continue operating at full capacity.

Before every game, regardless of whether there are checks or not, adult supporters are encouraged to obtain a Covid Pass via the NHS App or NHS website so that they can provide proof of full vaccination or a negative test within the past 48 hours, for the safety of all supporters in the ground. Details of how to obtain an NHS Pass are available here.

For a full and comprehensive list of FAQs for the Premier League’s approach to returning fans to matches, please click here.

Any questions regarding this process can be directed to