2021 Wimbledon Championships Update (as of 16th June)

We are pleased to provide you with an update on The Championships following the decision from the UK Government to include Wimbledon as a pilot event in the ‘Events Research Programme’, which has allowed the attendance to be increased.

As agreed with the Government, The Championships 2021 will begin on Monday 28 June with 50% capacity across the Grounds. Stadium capacities for Centre Court and No.1 Court will open at 50% capacity, while the smaller Show Courts will be permitted to open at 75% capacity from Monday 28 June.

For the Fourth Round and Quarter-Finals, the aim is to increase Centre and No.1 Courts allocations, along with a number of Grounds Passes, and for the Semi-Finals and Finals, the aim is to have 100% capacity on Centre Court, with a small number of tickets on No.1 Court and Grounds Passes.

There are still some elements to finalise, but we are sure you will agree how positive this is for the enjoyment of The Championships this year.


Key Points for The Championships 2021?

  • There will be obligations for ticket-holders to provide Covid certification (either proof of vaccine status or a negative lateral flow test) to enter the Grounds. Please read below for more information on this.
  • You will be able to sit with any person on court outside of your family or support bubble, and in food and drink spaces, however some social distancing may be required in some areas.
  • Debenture holders will be situated in their usual seating areas, with no empty seats either side.



All guests will need to set up a myWIMBLEDON account to manage their tickets, which is easier to set up using a PC. Go to https://www.wimbledon.com/ and take the following steps:

  1. Click on the 3-bar menu icon on the top-left of the Wimbledon.com Home Page.
  2. In the menu you will see “myWIMBLEDON”, click on this to open a further menu on the right, to then “Login / Join”.
  3. To set up an account 7 simple fields are required to be completed:
    1. Title
    2. First Name
    3. Last Name
    4. Email address
    5. Date of Birth
    6. Postcode
    7. Country
  4. If you do not receive confirmation of your account opening, please check your Junk Email folder.
  5. The email is critical for the transfer of Ticket Tokens.


Accessing Your Ticket(s)

  1. You will receive notification that a ticket(s) has been transferred to your account, the notification will be sent to your myWIMBLEDON account email ID.
  2. Access your ticket(s) by clicking the link in your ticket confirmation email. Please be aware that this link is unique to you. Please do not share it with anyone else.
  3. Login to myWIMBLEDON via wimbledon.com
  4. Agree to the Conditions of Sale and Conditions of Entry
  5. Click on ‘Your Tickets’


Ticket Tokens

All tickets are being distributed for use on the day via the official Wimbledon App (Wimbledon 2021), which each guest must download onto their smartphone prior to their attendance, and then download their ticket by logging into your myWIMBLEDON account within the App.

Guests will be asked to show this ticket, and a valid form of photo ID, when they arrive at the Grounds.

At this stage only the Wimbledon 2019 App is available on the App store, but this will be updated to Wimbledon 2021 next week.


Entering the Grounds

In order to enter the Grounds, all guests must fulfil the following obligations:

  • Using your smartphone, have your ticket ready to display on the Official Wimbledon Mobile App (Wimbledon 2021), along with a valid form of Photo ID.
  • Have your proof of Covid-status certification ready to display – either as double vaccination or a negative lateral flow test.
    • Proof of full vaccination – two vaccinations + 14 days prior to attendance, displayed within the NHS App, NHS website or by downloading and printing off a PDF through the App or website, a non-digital letter is also available through the NHS website using the ‘Get your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status letter’ service or by phoning 119. Please make sure you download the NHS App in advance of your visit as it takes some time – it will require you to submit some personal information via a photo and video of yourself.
    • Proof of a negative lateral flow test options detailed below:


Option 1: Asymptomatic Testing Site Testing (ATS)

  • You can attend an ATS to take your Lateral Flow Test, you can find your nearest test site here.
  • Your test needs to be taken within 48 hours prior to your attendance.
  • The results must be reported via a text message, email from NHS Test and Trace or NHS App.


Option 2: At Home Testing

  • If you are a UK resident, you can order Lateral Flow Tests for home delivery here or collect tests from a pharmacy (in England only).
  • Your test needs to be taken within 48 hours prior to your attendance.
  • The results of your Lateral Flow Test need to be uploaded using the NHS self-report tool.


Once Inside the All England Club

Ticket-holders will be required to wear face coverings while moving around the Grounds. However, the use of face coverings and social distancing will not be mandatory while ticket holders are seated.

In order to manage the flow of movement, timings have been altered as follows:

  • 10.00am – Grounds will open at an earlier time
  • 11.00am – Play commences on the outside courts
  • 1.00pm – Play commences on No.1 Court
  • 1.30pm – Play commences on Centre Court (Finals days tbc)



  1. Bring your mobile phone (fully charged).
  2. Have the NHS Test and Trace App downloaded on your phone.
  3. Have your Covid status ready to show.
  4. Have your ticket ready in the ‘Wimbledon 2021’ App on your mobile phone.
  5. Bring a valid form of photo ID.
  6. Bring a Contactless, or other card, for payments made on site.
  7. Wear a face mask (& bring a spare one just in case).

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