UK music venues will trial a health passport when they reopen
Some music venues in the London and Bristol will utilise a “digital health passport” which has been approved for trial by the UK’s department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport once events start back in the UK.
The platform is an app on your phone by London based start-up You Check who originally developed it in mid-2019 as a secure ticketing/ID verification system to reduce issues around fraudulent ticket and touts on the secondary ticketing market.
Now, the app has pivoted to a track and trace software that will allow venue door staff to verify name, age, ticket and a COVID-19 test result upon entry. It has been agreed for use at London’s 100 Club and Bristol’s 250 capacity Exchange.
The test result, according to the press release, will come from a test performed at test facilities using PHE approved kits prior to the event in conjunction with the event management and You Check.
The plan is for the March shows in London and Bristol to be at 25 per cent capacity, two sets of tests with the same people, and to build up from there at venues across the country.
The 100 Club also plans to introduce a new ventilation system that aims to wipe out 99.99% of airborne viruses like Coronavirus.