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Venue to host first ever Covid test-on-entry event this month

The trial will welcome 1,000 attendees

Pathing the way in finding solutions to partying safely during the Coronavirus pandemic is a famed Barcelona venue that will host a test-on-entry system, for a trial event of 1,000 people. The announcement comes from the President of the Association of Concert Halls of Catalonia and a doctor from the Can Ruti hospital. Taking place in collaboration with seasoned party organisers Primavera Sound, the event will be held at the end of this month with exact details still TBC.

The Barcelona venue Sala Apolo in full swing

Attendees will be given a rapid reveal coronavirus test, which providing the result comes back negative and the person is showing no symptoms, the attendee can enter the venue. Once inside a mask and sanitiser will be mandatory for each person, but there will be no social distancing rules to follow.

Covid tests will be given before entry

This event is a first of its kind in Europe since the pandemic began and an exciting step in the right direction to reignite nightlife around the world. The ruling of social distancing and further tightening of restrictions have resulted in many venues being unable to open.

With the industry at breaking point, the need for the sector to be supported with innovative solutions and government backing is greater than ever. Eight days after the concert, the attendees will be tested once again to determine if transmission occurred at the event. If successful, the trial could lead the way for more events and venues around the world to open under the same measures.

Fingers crossed.