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.
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