WANDERERS do not yet know if they will be forced to ask fans to be double jabbed for Covid-19 in order to attend matches this autumn.

The club is waiting on guidance from the government and EFL after a warning from Prime Minister Boris Johnson that nightclubs and ‘other places where large crowds gather’ will require people to be fully vaccinated from September.

A report in the Daily Mail this week claims that football stadia will be included in that criteria, and that plans are being drawn up for venues with capacities of more than 16,000 – which would include the University of Bolton Stadium – to request a Covid ‘passport’ from fans wishing to watch a game. Proof of a negative test 24-48 hours before the game would no longer suffice.

Though there is no legal requirement to do so at present, Wanderers have advised supporters to take a lateral flow test before attending their forthcoming open day and the friendly against Blackburn Rovers on July 31.

They have also appealed for fans to wear masks in concourses and toilet areas and provided socially distanced areas for supporters to pre-book, should they wish to do so.

Whether all clubs will be required to ask fans for double vaccination appears to hinge on whether infection rates, hospitalisations and deaths continue to rise, or if another variant of the virus starts to spread.

The Premier League has campaigned for the use of Covid passports to ensure clubs can continue to welcome large crowds through the autumn and winter months and the EFL is also seeking clarification on how it will affect its member clubs.

Meanwhile, the EFL has confirmed that there will only be three substitutions allowed in games this season.

A change in the rules, extending the number to five, was given the go-ahead last summer to allow clubs to better manage their players’ workload during the pandemic.

An extra substitution per team will be allowed in the cup competitions or play-offs should a match go to extra time.

Matchday squads in League One will remain at 18 players.