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13/5/21: Could passports and COVID status certificates be the key to quickly and safely reopening venues and festivals?

Kicking off our debut Recovery Sessions – our new monthly series of conversations on the latest developments around the COVID-19 pandemic & the roadmap to reopening – was a discussion about certificates and passporting.

Certificates & Passports: The key to mass gatherings? brought together professionals with experience trialling, developing and implementing passports or certificates in order to answer the big question: Could they be the key to reopening venues and festivals for the masses?

Session chair chair Lisa Henderson (IQ) was joined by Paul Twomey (Biosecurity Systems International), Danielle Kennedy-Clark (The O2), Ruth Hayat (Tel Aviv Yafo Municipality) and Hillary Cannon (myGP TICKet).




21/10/21: Leaders from across the global live music industry examine how these crucial venues can come back better.
22/7/21: HR experts discuss the various challenges they face as key markets reopen for business, as well as the opportunities to ‘build back better’
17/6/21: When policies do return, what are the likely rates and terms that companies can expect?
17/6/21: From voluntary-risk-assessed mitigations to those required by guidance, what are the latest measures that will restart live music?
17/6/21: When it comes to lobbying and campaigning, what can less engaged markets learn from their neighbours?
13/5/21: Professionals behind three key pilot shows presented the lessons learned from the pioneering events
13/5/21: Marsha Vlasic, Melvin Benn and John Sharkey discussed where they are on the pathway to industry recovery.


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