Live Nation has announced new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It will soon require concertgoers to prove their vaccination status or provide a negative COVID-19 test before they are granted entry to concerts.
A Live Nation Canada representative told The Canadian Press that it will enforce the rules at “as many shows as possible” across the country. The live event promoter reportedly declined to answer further questions about the plan or when it would be implemented.
Live Nation Canada said that ticket holders would be notified about “important information needed to plan their visit to our events.”
Live Nation Canada says it’ll soon require ticket holders to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test before they’re granted entry to its concerts https://t.co/cHjrRWrWZD
— CityNews Toronto (@CityNews) August 18, 2021
Concert venues and promoters have been facing increasing pressure to outline what they’re doing to stop the spread of COVID-19. This new announcement comes as a response to that.
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) also announced that it will require the same of both staff and patrons before they can gain access to its venues and restaurants.
Concertgoers at MLSE premises, including Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, will have to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
NEW: Officials have found no evidence of a superspreader event stemming from the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, city health commissioner says. https://t.co/agbwENPfvi pic.twitter.com/2Sg8kJfy1k
— ABC News (@ABC) August 12, 2021
Live Nation Canada said that its mandates would reflect the guidelines that its U.S. parent company implemented at Lollapalooza. Only 203 cases of COVID-19 were traced back to Lollapalooza, which was largely anticipated. It was deemed not to be a superspreader event.
Live Nation already announced that it would be doing the same in the United States starting on October 4th.