Corona: Concerts with thousands of visitors? Federal government gives hope – announcement for vaccination refusals

There will soon be events with thousands of visitors again: The Wacken Open Air had to be canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to Corona. However, it should now be known that there will still be a metal festival in Wacken this autumn.

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Are there any more events with thousands of visitors soon? The federal government is optimistic and is making a clear announcement for those who refuse to be vaccinated.

Berlin – Hope for a new start for the event industry after the lockdown in the Corona * pandemic: The federal government is optimistic that concerts and events with thousands of visitors will be possible again in autumn. “With the increasing vaccination rate, I am confident, despite new virus variants, that we will soon return to normal,” said State Secretary for Economic Affairs Thomas Bareiß (CDU) of Welt am Sonntag. It could be so far in late autumn.

Big events possible again soon? Clear announcement to those who refuse to be vaccinated

“If everyone has received a vaccination offer, there is no longer any reason why events with 10,000 visitors or more should not be possible again.” Of course, the visitors would have to be vaccinated or tested. Vaccination refusers may then have to stay outside: “Anyone who claims the freedom not to be vaccinated or tested must also accept the entrepreneurial freedom of the organizer not to let him in.” Bareiß also wants to be as uniform as possible in his ministry Use rules in the federal states.

Corona study: low risk of infection at parties and concerts – will it start again soon?

With the drop in the number of corona cases and thus the incidence in Germany, SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach had already spoken in mid-June that events with 1000 people * would already be conceivable. Researchers from Spain also examined the risk of infection at parties and concerts at the beginning of June – and came to a surprising result. Because none of the 500 concert-goers was infected with Corona despite the lack of a minimum distance.

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Sales in the concert and event industry fell by 80 percent last year compared to 2019. For the current year, the Federal Association of the Concert and Event Industry is even anticipating a decline of 98 percent compared to 2019. “A total of almost eleven billion euros in revenue would then be lost,” said association president Jens Michow of the newspaper. Ticket dealer Eventim is sending out a positive signal: According to Welt am Sonntag, short-time working is due to end this month for the majority of employees in Germany. (afp) * hna.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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