Fans attending this Summer’s Reading and Leeds festivals, will more than likely have to produce a vaccine passport on entry. Festival boss Melvin Benn said that he believes fans will have to prove that they are covid-free or that they’ve been vaccinated.
The sold out festivals, will also have a dedicated Covid medical director and team on site and will be bound by the same safety protocols as bars and restaurants.
Benn said it was difficult to predict which safety measures would be required later in the summer. He told the BBC:
“In an ideal world, we would be able to go about our daily business as though it was pre-March 2020, he said. Whether we get to that I don’t know.”
He went on to say that it’s “almost certain” that festivalgoers would have to prove they were either Covid-free or had been vaccinated, through a form of digital passport.
Quelle surprise. Last Saturday night, 5,000 fans took a rapid covid test to gain entry to a concert in Barcelona. All 5,000 wore masks. The concert was indoors.
The private sector will push society towards the dystopian new normal. The government is banking on it.