October 20, 2021

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Major events are possible without a gauge this summer despite the epidemic

Major events are possible without a gauge this summer despite the epidemic

This summer, by honoring certain actions, by holding demonstrations and other gatherings without social distance despite the epidemic, the Dutch study points to 24 events involving more than 60,000 people.

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“With the results we have received and now we are presenting to the government, I think we can organize many festivals even with maximum efficiency,” Peter Laberts, Field Lab Lab (Field Laboratory) Manager, told AFP on Thursday that the events sector was created with government support.

After several arrests without a major incident and more than a year later, Dutch event organizations and scientists conducted and analyzed several pilot conferences between February and May 2021, including the Eurovision Song Contest and several football matches.

The authors of the Field‌Lab experiment, from the data collected, defined the risk matrix according to the type of event and the severity of the health condition. For each “risk level”, health measures are recommended.

They stated that if the health condition improves, certain precautions such as performing a negative PCR test and appropriate communication will suffice.

“We looked at what alternative measures we could take to break out of social distance while keeping events safe,” Lobberts said.

The conclusions of the study did not include the number of contaminants associated with each organized event, but its organizers said they studied the behavior and the number of contacts between participants.

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Part of the Eurovision experience. The semi-finals, final and six dress rehearsals at Rotterdam allowed a pre-tested audience of 3,500. This represents 20% of the capacity of the exhibition hall.

The 2020 edition of the competition, which is watched by millions of viewers worldwide each year, has been canceled for the first time in competition history due to the epidemic. 65,000 spectators were expected for all the concerts.