CITY have issued a warning to fans about what will happen if vaccine passports are introduced.

They are among the measures being considered by the Government in their plans dealing with the ongoing pandemic through the autumn and winter months.

If they go ahead, Covid certificates proving you are fully vaccinated would be required at venues where crowds are above 10,000.

That would directly impact the Bantams – who currently average 15,711 at Valley Parade in the opening five League Two games. They are the only club in the fourth tier who would be affected.

Each fan would need to show proof that they have received both doses of any valid Covid vaccination.

The Government could bring this in at short notice, meaning club officials are currently conducting the necessary preparation should the passport system take place.

Chief executive Ryan Sparks said: “There are ongoing discussions between government and footballing authorities, centred around potential restrictions and mitigations as the winter months approach and Covid-19 infection rates continue to rise. 

“As a club that cannot operate as we intend to within the proposed 10,000 capacity limit, without the introduction of the prospective measures, we would be required, by law, to potentially bring in a vaccine passport system at Valley Parade. 

“We have a responsibility to protect people and ensure a safe environment for everyone who visits the stadium - supporters, players and staff alike. 

“Should this plan be activated by the powers-that-be, we will be required to introduce strict measures which could potentially result in supporters who are unvaccinated or cannot provide proof of a negative lateral flow test being unable to attend home fixtures, unless medically exempt.

“Adding to the complexity of this arising situation, we have no clear timeframe as to when this could be imposed.

“It is our understanding that these measures may be brought into effect at seven days’ notice, making planning and foresight for these potential eventualities crucial. 

“This comes in addition to the fact we are not certain on the finer details of any potential plan, given the minor differences between measures recently brought into effect in Scotland and Wales. 

 “While I appreciate this could put some of our supporters in difficult position, we have taken the opportunity to be as open and honest as possible, in giving you as much notice as we can to prepare for the potential introduction of these measures.”

For details of how to obtain vaccine certification, click here.

If you are unable to get vaccinated and require information on proof you are medically exempt, click here.