Swiss concert organizers said Sunday that they were considering the possibility of vaccinating audiences that Kovid-19 was mandatory, a move that would allow festivals and performances to resume.
“Vaccination is one of the different activities to attend a one-day event,” Stephen Brettenmozer, managing director of the Swiss Concert, Exhibitions and Festival Organizers’ Professional Association, told the Sontagsblick newspaper.
However, he emphasized the need for more information on vaccine protection against the virus.
“Practice and acceptance in other areas of life are also decisive,” he says.
The vaccination campaign against Kovid-19 began in Switzerland on Wednesday, with more than 425,000 pollution cases and 6,500 deaths since the outbreak in the country of 8.6 million people.
Vaccination is free, but not mandatory.
The Swiss Soccer League, for its part, has indicated that it is still examining the implications of such a measure.
“This is a very sensitive area and it quickly raises ethical questions,” Swiss Football League communications manager Philippe Guggisberg told Sontagsblick.
The league is currently working to “clarify what is a mandatory vaccine for football, players and stadiums.”
To the question of whether vaccination serves as a passport to access major events, the Ministries of Health and Justice said on behalf of attorney Ingrid Riser that “in principle it is not illegal to treat vaccinated and undesirable persons differently”.
Ms Rieser told a German-speaking newspaper that it was too early to tell in what context the disproportionate treatment of vaccinated and undesirable individuals could be allowed.