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Amended General Safety Certificate issued for Exeter Rugby Club

Posted on: 21 December 2021

Heart of the South West Trading Standards Service is pleased to announce it has issued an Amended General Safety Certificate to Exeter Rugby Club for its Sandy Park Stadium,  to allow the use of its newly developed East Stand.  

The Certificate is issued under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 and follows advice from the Safety Advisory Group for the ground and amended operational plans which detail the precautions to be taken.  A match between Exeter and Bristol Bears is currently scheduled for 1st January 2022. If you are over 18, an NHS Covid Pass or proof of one of the following is required to attend :

  • you are vaccinated with 2 doses of an approved vaccine (or one of the single-dose Janssen vaccine)
  • you have completed a negative PCR test or negative rapid lateral flow test within the past 48 hours
  • you are exempt from vaccination or vaccination and testing on the basis of a medical exemption or clinical trial participation

You should take tests as late as possible before attending the event, ideally within 12 hours. This will strengthen the protection testing provides.

The Certificate can be inspected by contacting Trading Standards at or phoning the MyDevon call centre on 0345 155 1015.