UK Plans to Test Non-Distanced Music Festival With 5,000 People


People are eager to get back to “normal” after over a year of COVID-19 restrictions, but some activities will require some extra testing to make sure they’re safe.

In the UK, music promoter Festival Republic, in collaboration with the British government and Culture Liverpool, will be testing out a non-social distanced, outdoor music festival at Sefton Park in Liverpool the beginning of May. With over 5,000 people expected to attend without requiring masks or distancing, the concert could provide crucial data about how much longer the world might have to go without big gatherings.

Ticket holders for the Sefton Park Pilot concert will be asked to observe mask and social distancing guidelines before arriving at the concert and submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test before entry and give contact details. Attendees will also need to take another COVID-19 rapid test after the concert as well in order to provide data to the Events Research Programme. Learn more.

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