From Brent Council
On Sunday 25 April, the Carabao Cup Final will be held at Wembley Stadium (kick-off 16.30pm). This is the second of three pilot events at the Stadium, which are part of the Government’s Events Research Programme.
We have been working closely with the Football Association, as well as the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) in preparation for bringing spectators safely back to the Stadium.
There will be 8,800 fans in attendance – the majority being local key workers and residents. Everybody in attendance will be asked to show evidence of a negative Covid-19 test taken 24 hours prior to the event.
We will be carefully reviewing the data that the government collects as part of their Research Programme and this will inform planning for the Euro football tournament in June and July.
We are expecting the testing centre at Brent Civic Centre to be busy on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 April with ticket-holders, and ask that anyone who is not attending the event to use alternative testing sites nearby. For alternative sites and to book, go to:brent.gov.uk/covidtesting
We would also ask those not attending the event on Sunday to be mindful of the fact the area around Wembley Stadium will be busy.
Event Day Parking rules will not apply, but residents in the event zone should ensure their permits are up-to-date in time for the next Event Day on 15 May.
For information on other testing sites, please visit: brent.gov.uk/covidtesting
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