Successful non-socially distanced test concert scheme suitable for festivals

Dr Josep Maria Llibre, one of the doctors in charge of the successful PRIMA-CoV pilot concert, with pre-event testing, in Barcelona says there is no reason it cannot be rolled out to festivals.

In an interview with Access, Llibre (pictured) said the initiative had proven a great success, with none of the 463 people who attended the show, without social distancing, contracting Covid-19. Among the findings was that antigen tests are more suitable than polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.

The event, which was organised by the promoter of the 50,000-capacity Primavera Sound Barcelona festival, took place in the Spanish city on 12 December at the Sala Apolo theatre (cap. 1,608). During the five-hour event, which involved four performances, singing and dancing was permitted throughout.

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