Supporter Information: Leinster Rugby v Vodacom Bulls
September 15, 2021 4:21 pm Ryan Corry
Leinster Rugby take on Vodacom Bulls in the first round of the United Rugby Championship at Aviva Stadium on Saturday, 25 September (KO 5.15pm).
The following is a list of essential information for supporters attending the game to be aware of in advance of arriving to the stadium.
As there are no Season Ticket cards this season, all tickets will be available digitally. Log in to your Season Ticket account to access your tickets.
As part of the process of purchasing your tickets, you will have seen an ‘Accept and Continue’ box with the following information:
- In accordance with guidelines, only ticket holders who are Immune/have Immunity (i.e. fully vaccinated against or recovered from Covid-19 within the previous six months or accompanied minors under the age of 18) are permitted access to the stadium
- You acknowledge that there may be a need to disclose your vaccination status to gain access to the match
- The event operator has the right to check your vaccination certificate and photo ID prior to be given access to the match
- This does not apply to U-18s
Leinster Rugby v Vodacom Bulls – FAQs:
You have announced 75 per cent capacity now, when will it be 100%?
According to government guidelines outdoor events can now move to 75 per cent capacity, without social distancing, once all attendees who are designated immune and adhere to all protocols.
If and when the government lift remaining restrictions as planned on 22 October we will consider increasing capacity at that time in line with government guidelines.
How do I know if I can attend?
In line with government guidelines for the return of supporters to stadia at 75 per cent capacity, all tickets will be available to immune supporters.
An immune supporter is a person designated by government as fully vaccinated, or recovered from Covid-19 within the previous six months, or attending the game as an accompanied minor (U-18).
Does that mean we are staying at Aviva Stadium?
Leinster Rugby are open to all options as long as it ensures that our season ticket holders are accommodated at the stadium in question.
With uncertainty surrounding the capacity at the RDS Arena for the start of the season, a decision was taken to host our first game of the season at Aviva Stadium.
Should our game against the Vodacom Bulls be a success, we expect to examine a return to the RDS Arena thereafter, with a 75 per cent capacity again the target.
Is it fair that only immune people can attend?
The Leinster Rugby decision to ask supporters attending the Aviva Stadium on Saturday week to be fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 (accompanied minors excluded) is in keeping with current government guidelines and based on the huge success of the national vaccination programme. Ninety per cent of adults over 18 are fully vaccinated as it and this is likely to continue to increase in the coming weeks.
While we accept that a small number of people may be discommoded by this decision it is in line with government guidelines across many sectors, including hospitality and travel.
We are also keen to allow as many rugby fans as possible access to see Leinster Rugby play again, generating once again the unique atmosphere of the Sea of Blue and in turn generate badly needed gate receipts for Leinster Rugby.
Leinster Rugby has followed government guidelines throughout this pandemic and will continue to do so.
What special Covid-19 provisions will apply for this match?
It is the personal responsibility of all ticket holders entering the Aviva Stadium to ascertain and to comply with all government measures and guidance and with any policies and protocols laid down by the Leinster Rugby or the stadium authorities.
In accordance with guidelines, only ticket holders who are Immune/have Immunity (i.e. fully vaccinated against or recovered from Covid-19 within the previous six months or accompanied minors (U-18)) are permitted access to the stadium.
Proof of immunity and identity must be provided if requested and entry to the Stadium will be refused to any ticket holder who is unable or unwilling to show that he or she is ‘immune’. Only the production of a valid Covid Certificate or a certificate of recovery shall be proof of immunity.
Use of the official Covid Tracker is recommended for these purposes.
In accordance with guidelines, save when eating and drinking face masks should be worn at all times within the stadium
In presenting a ticket in order to gain access to the stadium, the ticket holder warrants that he or she is immune.
Admission may be refused if the ticket holder arrives at the ground less than 30 minutes before the advertised kick-off time.
Should the match be abandoned or postponed, no entitlement to refund shall arise. If the match is subsequently played, this ticket shall be valid for the later date unless otherwise advised by IRFU.