140,000 spectators attended the British Grand Prix at Silverstone last week

The compulsory proof of full vaccination for Premier League matches could lead to “chaos” at some clubs, the football fans’ association warned.

“I think if they want to do this with large crowds of football they must have the resources to do the checks,” FSA chairman Malcolm Clarke told Times Radio.

“I’m not convinced that all football clubs can do this in such a way that there is no chaos.”

BBC Sport understands that the Premier League and its clubs have already discussed how they will check fans into stadiums for the next season and how plans may need to be adjusted for each floor.

They aim to use the first games of the season – before any potential rule changes are introduced – for test certification.

prime minister Boris Johnson announced this on Monday There was a plan to make certification mandatory in nightclubs and “other places where large crowds gather”.

On Thursday, Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi told the House of Commons that “as a prerequisite for entry” to spectator sports events, “people must prove that they are fully vaccinated and that proof of a negative test is insufficient”.

A capacity of 140,000 took part in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone last week – the largest for any sporting event in the UK since the coronavirus pandemic began.

There all adults had to have a complete vaccination or a negative test.

Mark Palios, former football association executive and owner of Tranmere Rovers, said football clubs would want to do their part.

“Practically and logistically, it will probably be relatively easy because we are all used to working in difficult conditions,” he said.

“It’s going to be financially bad, of course, but I don’t think it’s going to be catastrophic for the clubs. While it’s undesirable financially, if it’s the right thing, the clubs will do it.”

The UK government allowed more than 60,000 fans to participate in the Euro 2020 semi-finals and finals at Wembley

The UK government allowed the Wembley Stadium to increase its audience capacity to more than 60,000 for the Euro 2020 semi-finals and final.

According to the government’s event research program, fans visiting Wembley were required to follow a number of strict entry requirements, including a negative Covid-19 test or full vaccination certificate.

Senior scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said Monday that nightclubs and other such venues could be “potential super-spread events” due to the crowds of people in close contact.

In May, Premier League executive director Bill Bush told the all-party parliamentary group on coronavirus that a “single wand like a vaccination record” was “too tight and too prescriptive”.

He said he wanted to work with the government on a “broader” solution for certification at events.

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