Matchday Covid-19 spot checks at Molineux

Supporters are advised to be prepared for increased Covid-19 vaccination spot checks on matchdays at Molineux.

Wolves, the Premier League, and all 19 other clubs have a shared goal and ongoing commitment to keep supporters and all those in attendance at top-flight fixtures as safe as possible during the Covid pandemic.

An important part of this work is to ensure fans have a valid Covid status before they attend a match, with evidence of their Covid status a condition of entry across all Premier League stadiums and outlined in the Supporter Code of Conduct.

Previously, Wolves has requested supporters participate in spot checks at home fixtures and commencing from Monday’s Molineux fixture against Everton (8pm kick-off), spot checks will be increased.

Although Covid-19 status certification is not yet mandatory, but we ask our supporters to be ready for its potential implementation on future matchdays.

To ensure the safety of everyone in attendance and minimise the risk of Covid-19 transmission, all supporters over the age of 18, including those in hospitality, should only attend a match if they have a valid NHS Covid Pass or can show valid alternative proof that they have been double vaccinated or have registered a negative Covid test in the previous 48 hours.

At every match at Molineux, there will be a team of Covid status spot checkers who will be operating outside the turnstile blocks and identifiable by a purple high-vis tabard. Fans must be prepared to present their valid Covid Status evidence to a team member, prior to entering the stadium.

Accepted evidence currently includes:

  • NHS Covid Pass (via NHS App, PDF of NHS Covid Pass, NHS Covid Pass letter)
  • EU digital Covid certificate
  • Negative Covid test result via email or text message*
  • Antibody test evidence via NHS App (positive PCR test less than six months ago)*
  • NHS Covid vaccine card (physical copy)*

*Please note, this form of evidence is currently accepted but would be insufficient should Covid-19 status certification become mandatory and the government move to ‘Plan B’ of its Covid response autumn-winter measures.

Lateral flow tests are available free from local NHS providers and some pharmacies. They can also be ordered online here.


The government has now allowed those with a valid exemption to register their status with the NHS. Registering will allow a supporter who is unable to be vaccinated or Covid tested to generate an NHS Covid Pass in the same way as if they had completed full vaccination or a negative test.

All supporters will be required to demonstrate their exemption status in this way from mid-December.

For further information on government Covid certification exemption policy, click here.

Supporters are advised to arrive at Molineux in plenty of time in order to be prepared for increased spot checks.

To read our Covid-19 Supporter Code of Conduct, click here. By purchasing a match ticket, supporters are agreeing to comply with this Code of Conduct.

Supporters can also take action before, during and after the game to help minimise risk surrounding the transmission of the virus.