Don’t risk Covid semi-final heartbreak

Football fanatics in Staffordshire are being urged to be safe and responsible ahead of England’s semi-final vs Denmark.

Case rates of Covid-19 are rising across Staffordshire with many positive cases being linked to people gathering to watch football matches during Euro 2020.

People should always follow the rules and social distancing guidance in place at licensed premises to minimise the risk of transmission. Fans heading out to watch the game are also encouraged to check they’re not carrying the virus by taking a rapid test before going to pubs and bars to watch the football.

Director for Health and Care at Staffordshire County Council, Dr Richard Harling, said:

“England fans will be hoping for a great result tonight, but we want to see as few positive Covid results linked to people watching the game as possible. This is only achievable if people are taking care and following the rules in place at venues to keep them safe.

“Case rates are on the up across the county so it’s really important people do all they can to limit the spread and allow as many people to be vaccinated as possible before the government lifts remaining restrictions on July 19.

“Please stick to the rules around gathering limits, social distancing and facemasks, and grab a rapid test before you go out. Let’s make sure football is the only thing that’s coming home.”

More information on how to get a test can be found at

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