Leadership / 07.07.21
Government Asked to Consider Vaccine Segregation for Sporting Events in Stadiums
Extra.ie (Ireland) (07/04/12) Healy, Martin
A coalition including the three major Irish sports organizations has requested the Irish government to consider implementing vaccine segregation in stadiums for spectators. No more than 500 people can currently attend matches provided the venue's capacity exceeds 5,000, and several government-sponsored test events have been conducted in recent weeks. The launch of the EU Digital Covid Certificate has been accompanied by calls for its inclusion as part of further reinstatement of services across Ireland. The Sunday Times reported that Aviva Stadium director Martin Murphy wants to see if stadiums can be divided by attendees' vaccination status using the certificate. He chairs the coalition involving the three Irish sporting entities, but concedes that launching such a plan would be a "political issue," and that dissent by some people is inevitable. Murphy added that Irish officials have been watching crowds at the Euro 2020 games, and he thinks virus transmission at such events is infrequent.
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