The results of the Barcelona test concert show that it’s safe to host events again

The results of the Barcelona test concert show that it’s safe to host events again

Weezevent was the tech­nol­o­gy part­ner for the test con­cert that took place at the Palau Sant Jor­di in Barcelona on 27 March 2021 as part of the Fes­ti­vals for Safe Cul­ture ini­tia­tive. The organ­i­sa­tions behind the event includ­ed Cruïl­la Barcelona, Pri­mav­era Sound, Sónar, Vida Fes­ti­val and The Project. The results of the sci­en­tif­ic study car­ried out on site have been revealed and show that it’s pos­si­ble to organ­ise events in a safe way by fol­low­ing the right processes!

With­in 14 days of the event, only 6 atten­dees out of the 4,592 who agreed to be test­ed for COVID-19 test­ed pos­i­tive. For 4 of them, it was found that the infec­tion occurred out­side the concert.

Fur­ther­more, if we com­pare this fig­ure in terms of cumu­la­tive inci­dence, as was done by the epi­demi­o­log­i­cal sur­veil­lance net­work of the Gen­er­al­i­tat of Catalonia’s Depart­ment of Health, these cas­es rep­re­sent a cumu­la­tive inci­dence of 130.7 cas­es per 100,000 inhab­i­tants. By way of com­par­i­son, the city of Barcelona, in the same age group and on the same dates, had a cumu­la­tive inci­dence of 295.5 cas­es per 100,000 inhab­i­tants. This con­firms that attend­ing the con­cert was rel­a­tive­ly risk-free for the atten­dees, open­ing the door to the return of gath­er­ings under sim­i­lar conditions.

There was no social dis­tanc­ing but the 5,000 atten­dees were required to wear a mask. Every­one had to under­go an anti­gen test and present a neg­a­tive result to gain access to the con­cert. Addi­tion­al safe­ty mea­sures were also put in place, includ­ing tem­per­a­ture checks, hand sani­tis­er and divid­ing access to the venue, bar and toilets.

As a tech­nol­o­gy part­ner we were on hand to observe the system’s imple­men­ta­tion. Would you like to know more about how this type of sys­tem works? Con­tact our team now to dis­cov­er how our solu­tions can help your event:

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