Biojam Holding Group and Boavista FC take on free testing for Final Four Allianz Cup match

On the next 25th, Tuesday, the first semi-final of the Allianz Cup will take place, pitting SL Benfica against Boavista FC. 

According to the current regulations of the DGS for sports events, and because it is an event with an attendance of more than 5000 people, it will be necessary to present a negative COVID-19 test or a valid Digital Certificate at the entrance gates of the Municipal Stadium of Leiria.

In order to facilitate the testing process, the Biojam Holding Group is once again partnering with Boavista FC to ensure the testing and certification of fans through a testing center at the OPFC Medical Clinic in Porto. The testing center will be operational on the 24th and 25th, at the Panther Square of the Bessa XXI Stadium, between 09:00 and 20:00.

Free of charge and without prior booking, the rapid antigen tests will be carried out on a first-come, first-served basis, requiring presentation of the ticket for the SL Benfica vs. Boavista FC match and the citizen card.

Currently, access to sports venues is subject to the presentation of one of the following certificates: COVID-19 PCR test taken up to 72 hours before the game or clinically validated antigen test taken up to 48 hours before the game; Recovery Certificate attesting that the holder has recovered from a SARS-CoV-2 infection more than 11 days ago and less than 180 days ago; COVID-19 Digital Certificate proving complete vaccination with the booster dose more than 14 days ago. Children under 12 are exempt from the obligation to undergo screening tests to access the stadium.

It should be noted that Biojam Holding Group, through the OPFC Medical Clinic in Porto, established a partnership for testing the entire Boavista Football Club team at the end of 2021. In order for Boavista FC not to be prevented from maintaining the performance and health of its athletes during the games already played, the OPFC Medical Clinic in Porto carried out testing actions before each of the games. This partnership arose immediately after the new health authority guidelines established the requirement for weekly antigen testing, 48 hours before matches in the I and II Leagues.

For Carlos Monteiro, CEO of Biojam Holding Group, "sport, like culture, cannot and should not stop, but in order for this to be possible, we must commit to protecting ourselves, not only through vaccination, but also through regular testing. Above all, it is important to learn from the past and understand that testing is an investment in the safety of all of us and in the continuity of various social, economic, cultural, and sporting activities.

Photo: DR. Notícia: A Nação