As we look forward to a brighter future with our supporters back where they belong at Emirates Stadium, we fully support the open letter sent to MPs by a range of sporting bodies, including the Premier League.
The letter outlines the support for a COVID certification review as a credible option to enable full stadia from June 21 onwards.
It refers to the UK Government "investigating how a COVID certification arrangement could reduce and then safely remove the requirement for social distancing".
It goes on to say: "There are many issues to be addressed including how the technology would work and its ease of use at major events, for both the attendees and the organisers."
It also makes clear that any solution "must ensure that everyone can access stadia and must include arrangements that would verify a negative COVID test or an anti-body test or vaccination certification. The final approach must not be discriminatory, should protect privacy, and have clear exit criteria."
"Based on these principles, we support the review of the use of COVID certification for major events. Any final decision on their application should follow an assessment of the evidence gathered in the forthcoming ERP [Events Research Programme] trials."
Throughout the pandemic we have worked closely with the relevant authorities to ensure the safe return of our fans. We continue to support the work being done by the UK Government and the Premier League to achieve the timeline for the return of supporters which has been set out in consultation with medical and safety experts.
We will provide ticketing information for our final home fixture of the season against Brighton & Hove Albion and membership renewals for season 2021/22 in the coming weeks.
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