THE Premier League have been made aware of a new app capable of determining whether fans at grounds are healthy.
A British tech firm has developed a digital “health passport” which can be scanned to show when someone has tested negative for coronavirus or has antibodies giving them immunity.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters is set to speak to app makers VST Enterprises (VSTE) this week about how it can be used to check the health of supporters entering stadiums.
The proposed plan for its use in sport is to allow only people who have tested negative or have antibodies to buy tickets for games.
Fans would have to validate their health passport at point of purchase and also have their app scanned by stadium security, ensuring everyone inside the ground is free of the virus.
VSTE are in talks with Government and Department of Health officials about how their app can help NHS workers and the wider population when lockdown measures are lifted.
But they also believe the health passport can be rolled out to British sport and help leagues resume without needing to go behind closed doors.
However, the key to concept being successful is mass testing – which has so far been an issue for the Government.
VSTE claim they are already in talks with two companies whose antibody “prick” tests have been approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Those test are due to arrive in a fortnight.