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Hammers tunnels could help fans return

West Ham have installed sanitisation tunnels at their academy training ground to protect staff and players.

The tunnel operates initially as a temperature scanner before misting individuals with a controlled, odourless, water-based solution to disable bacteria and viruses.

Taking just three to five seconds in total, the technology could in theory be used by football clubs to allow fans into stadiums.

West Ham are the first Premier League club to install the tunnels for use in their academy. Designed by CovProtex and Gateway Personal Protection Tunnel have partnered to roll-out the sanitisation tunnels across the sports world.

Trials of the technology have been regarded as a success but the government last month cancelled plans to open grounds to more fans from October.

Ricky Martin, West Ham United Academy Manager, said: The partnership with CovProtex and Gateway PPT has enabled us to offer an extra layer of protection to our players and staff here at Chadwell Heath, on top of the protocols and measures we already have in place. 

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The technology could be scaled up and used at the London Stadium to allow the safe return of West Ham supporters subject to Premier League and government backing.


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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Hammers tunnels could help fans return

  1. Can’t wait.

  2. What about getting to and from the stadium?

  3. Does it also kill bacteria and germ which are inside your body and you might cough or sneeze out during the game?…

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