Fans are back for Brive!
Edinburgh Rugby is delighted to confirm fans will be back in the stands for the club’s European Challenge Cup clash with French TOP14 side CA Brive in ten days’ time (Friday 21 January, kick-off 8pm).
The First Minister announced protective measures for live events will end this Monday (17 January), giving the club and its supporters the green light to come out in force as Edinburgh host Brive the following Friday.
As with previous matches, fans over the age of 18 should be prepared to show proof they are fully vaccinated (or are otherwise exempt) or provide evidence of a negative lateral flow result taken within the previous 24 hours of entry to the ground (showing the confirmation email / text from the Scottish Government that follows a registered result).
The requirement to be ‘fully vaccinated’ – for the purposes of this certification – means evidence of a booster vaccine, or a second dose within the preceding four months.
The First Minister said: “From next week we will begin to lift the measures introduced before Christmas… we will do so in a phased and careful way starting with the removal of attendance limits from Monday.
“The attendance limit of 500 at large scale outdoor events will be lifted from Monday 17 January. That means, for example, spectators will be permitted again at major outdoor sporting events.”
Edinburgh Rugby got its European campaign off to the best possible start with an historic 18-21 win at Saracens in Round 1 – scores from Ramiro Moyano, WP Nel, and the boot of Emiliano Boffelli sealing the momentous result.
Another trip south awaits this Saturday where the club faces familiar European foes, London Irish, before coming home to DAM Health Stadium and the long-awaited return of its home support.
Edinburgh Rugby Managing Director, Douglas Struth, said: “We’re delighted fans will be back in the DAM Health Stadium stands for our vital European Challenge Cup match against Brive, and beyond.
“We started our cup campaign with an excellent away win over Saracens last month and, while we have our trip to face London Irish to contend with first, we cannot wait to be back home to play in front of our home support once again.
“It’ll be another huge night at the DAM and we can’t wait to see you all back there in a fortnight’s time.”
Act fast and book your place at our return to European rugby! Tickets for the match are on sale now and start at £5 for under-18s and £20 for adults and included in the Season and Half-Season Ticket Membership.
Supporters should be prepared to demonstrate their fully vaccinated status or negative lateral flow result until such time as the legislation is in no longer in place.
Random spot checks of fans will take place before the ticket scanning points at the stadium’s entrances, where fans may be asked to show either written or digital evidence to prove they are fully vaccinated.
The club is required to check 50% of the crowd so please allow extra time when attending the match.
The requirement to be ‘fully vaccinated’ – for the purposes of this certification – means evidence of a booster or a second dose within the preceding four months.
Visitors from all parts of the UK will be able to use their existing vaccine certificates, your vaccine does not have to have been given in Scotland.
Individuals will be exempt if they:
* Are under 18
* Are participating in vaccine trials
* Cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons
Alternatively, supporters can enter the ground by providing evidence of a negative lateral flow result taken within the previous 24 hours. This can be done by showing the confirmation email / text from the Scottish Government that follows a registered result.