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Ticketmaster clarifies plan on vaccination status & COVID-19 negative test results

Posted by on November 12, 2020

 

The music industry has been tirelessly working on a plan for concerts and festivals to return to a post-covid world. It’s no secret the industry has been hit hard, and while we appreciate efforts made with Livestream concerts, nothing beats a live show. Unfortunately, concerts and life as we knew it has come to a halt as the entire globe continues to fight against COVID-19. Yesterday (11th), Billboard reported Ticketmaster’s post-pandemic fan safety plan, which involved smartphones in verifying concertgoers’ vaccination status or whether they’ve tested negative for COVID-19 within a 24-72 hour window. However, according to Ticketmaster, the report was “misreported.”

 

Ticketmaster issued the below statement to clarify some confusion involving the third party company to provide the user’s COVID-related health information:

“It was widely misreported yesterday that Ticketmaster will be requiring vaccine status/test results for future events. This is not true. Ticketmaster does not have the power to set policies around safety/entry requirements, which would include vaccines and/or testing protocols. That is up to the discretion of the event organizer. We are indeed exploring these options, but it is still only a potential concept. And Ticketmaster will not be able to require such parameters — it would always be up to the event organizer.”

 

[via Blabbermouth]

 

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