Technology / 02.10.21
U.K. Music Venues Will Trial 'Health Passports' to Bring Live Events Back — How It Works
The Scotsman (UK) (02/08/21) Wilson, Sarah
Select U.K. music venues will trial You Check's digital health passport application in collaboration with the Music Venue Trust, in an attempt to restore live music without risking COVID-19 transmission. The app, originally created for tickets and communications between show audiences and fans, has been modified to work in conjunction with existing Track and Trace technology. It will store data on the attendee's name, ticket, age and COVID-19 test result, and every ticket holder is required to take a test before arrival. "We're working, not exclusively, with Innova in terms of testing — technology that looks for a viral load high enough to be contagious with 97% plus accuracy," said You Check's Fred Krefting. "For the honeymoon phase after the test, it's the shorter the better, which means you're good to go to a show for 48 hours." The health passport's trials are planned for March at London's 100 Club and the Exchange in Bristol, with events to have a 25% capacity and attendees to be tested twice for the coronavirus. If successful, the app could be extended to music venues across Britain, with the goal of gradually increasing capacity and accelerating reopenings once restrictions start to ease.
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Tags: News , Venues , COVID-19 , Coronavirus