Fans heading to Molineux Stadium this weekend to watch Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Chelsea are being reminded to make sure they have their NHS Covid-19 pass ready to show.

Visitors to other large scale events will also need to have an NHS Covid-19 pass, demonstrating that they are either fully vaccinated, have had a negative Covid-19 test in the last 48 hours, or are otherwise exempt.

Visitors aged 18 and over going to nightclubs, unseated indoor venues with a capacity of more than 500 people, unseated outdoor venues that hold more than 4,000 people or any venue with more than 10,000 people, for instance Molineux Stadium, are now required to have a pass. For details of how to get your NHS Covid Pass, visit NHS COVID Pass

Wolves have contacted fans ahead of Sunday's Premier League game outlining the steps they will need to take to be 'match ready'. For full details visit Wolves

Dave Wood, Wolves’ Fan Services Manager, said: "We would like to thank supporters for their cooperation during these times as the club does everything it can to keep supporters and all those in attendance at top-flight fixtures as safe as possible during the Covid pandemic.

"Wolves will continue to work with the Government, local health authorities and safety groups, being responsive to any future changes to national or local guidance to keep Molineux safe and full for the rest of the season."

The Covid pass is one of a number of measures introduced in recent days as part of the Government's 'Plan B' to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Face coverings are now required by law in most indoor settings, including shops, banks, post offices, hairdressers, theatres, cinemas and on public transport, unless individuals are exempt, and people who can work from home should do so.

For full details of the new Covid-19 measures, visit Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "Over 1,100 people in Wolverhampton tested positive for Covid-19 over the last 7 days, and we are asking everyone to do their bit and help stop the spread as we enter the Christmas period.

"We all need to follow the new Plan B rules, including making sure we have the NHS Covid Pass ready where needed, and it’s great that Wolves have provided fans with detailed information which will help them be prepared for Sunday’s game, and future matches.

“The most important thing we can do to keep ourselves and others safe is to get vaccinated as soon as we are able to. So, if you are due your Covid-19 booster, which is now availabe to adults 3 months after their second dose, or you haven't yet had your first or second Covid vaccination, please come forward as soon as possible.

“We have walk-in vaccination clinics at the Mander Centre, the Civic Centre, WV Active Bilston-Bert Williams and many more locations around the city, so there’s bound to be one near you.

“Please also continue to get a regular rapid test, particularly if you are planning to meet up with someone who might be more vulnerable or attend crowded venues, to reassure yourselves and others that you don’t have the virus."

For a full list of local vaccination centres, many of which are offering walk-in appointments, please visit Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site. To book an appointment in advance, please visit Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination or call 119. 

For information about rapid testing, for people without symptoms of Covid-19, please visit Coronavirus Testing. People with symptoms of Covid-19 must book a free PCR test by calling 119 or visiting Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19)

Latest figures show there were 430.8 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the last 7 days. That means 1,133 people tested positive for the virus in that same period – though the true number of cases will likely be higher.