TD Garden announces new fan safety protocols to attend home games

Take a look at the new requirements that B's fans will have to adhere to.


The Boston Bruins will be playing in front of their fans once again this season, and to that end amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are new health and safety protocols in place for fans wishing to attend home games. 

According to the TD Garden official website

All guests 12 years and older must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19~ OR proof of a qualifying negative COVID-19 test* to gain entry to the arena.

Children under 12 do not have to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of qualifying negative COVID-19 test, but they are required to wear a face mask. Some events may require additional health and safety protocols, depending on requests from the artist, promoter or league. Please check your event page for more information and be sure to review all communications distributed to you prior to your event.

Accepted Forms of Proof of Full Vaccination Against COVID-19

TD Garden will accept the original vaccination card or a digital copy of the vaccination card that can be checked against a valid ID (for those 18 years or older) as proof of full vaccination~. For guests 18 years or older, valid forms of ID include driver’s license, state identification card, or passport.

~Individuals are considered “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 at least 14 days after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series (e.g. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or at least 14 days after they have received a single-dose vaccine (e.g. Johnson and Johnson/Janssen). 

Accepted Forms of COVID-19 Tests and Test Results

Rapid/Antigen test OR Molecular/PCR test will be accepted. Self-administered at-home rapid/antigen tests will not be accepted. Please check back on for details on negative testing timeline requirement.


In accordance with the CDC and the City of Boston, masks will now be required for all guests, regardless of vaccination status, at TD Garden starting August 27, 2021. Masks must be worn at all times except while actively eating or drinking in your seat as permitted. Masks must completely and tightly cover the wearer’s nose and mouth. Neck gaiters, bandanas, masks with valves or vents, and any covering with only a single layer of cloth are not permitted. Face shields may not be worn in place of a face mask, though may be worn in addition to a face mask. A two-strike policy will be strictly enforced for all guests who attend events at TD Garden in relation to mask wearing. Guests failing to adhere to this policy will be subject to disciplinary measures including ejection.

Children under 2 years old are exempt from the mandatory mask policy. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a face mask, please notify TD Garden customer service at least 2 business days prior to your ticketed event to make accommodations. Entry will be denied if advance notice is not provided. Day of event exemptions will not be permitted. Fans who are unable to wear a face mask will be required to wear a face shield.