The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) on Wednesday said that fans attending AIA Singapore Premier League (SPL) matches will not need to undergo COVID-19 testing starting this weekend.
This follows from the conditional fan entry that had been implemented since April 10, which marked the first-time fans could watch live football matches since the final day of the 2020 season in December. As per guidelines announced by the COVID-19 Multi-Ministry Taskforce on March 24, up to 250 fans can enter match venues.
In order to gain entry, fans need to purchase a physical ticket at a dedicated booth at each match venue, which will commence operations two hours prior to kick-off. A wrist tag will be issued per ticketholder at the point of the entry to the match. Fans will be allowed access into the venue 60 minutes before kick-off.
“I cannot wait for the crowds to be back again as it has been more than a year since fans were allowed to be in the stands. Even though the numbers are understandably limited for now, I am sure all the players are really looking forward to the support!” said Lion City Sailors midfielder Shahdan Sulaiman.
Fans who enter will be subjected to safe-distancing protocols as well as the usual security protocols at matches, which include bag checks.