Amidst to the Covid-19 pandemic, public shows such as recitals and sporting events were greatly affected, due to the risk involved in not respecting social distance. Read on to know what Ticketmaster plans to do in order to be sure that sick people will not attend concerts.
Pharmaceutical Pfizer's announcement earlier this week, a possible COVID-19 vaccine coming soon, and offered encouraging news by showing a 90 percent efficacy rate, and this has made everybody hopeful that life could get back to normal in the near future.
One of the things that have been missed the most this year are live concerts and, while we wait for the vaccine to arrive, Ticketmaster has already been working to find a way to offer security to those who attend each concert.
In order to resume live concerts, the ticket sales company explores a system that will synchronize your virtual tickets with information from health providers and, for this, the company will use smartphones to verify if a person has been vaccinated or if they have a negative coronavirus test within 24 to 72 hours of the concert they plan to attend.
This is how it would work if the methodology is approved:
After purchasing a ticket to a concert, fans will have to verify that they have been vaccinated within the last year or will have to test negative for coronavirus, approximately 24 to 72 hours before the concert.
When the person has the test result, he must authorize the laboratory to deliver the results to a health company such as Clear or IBM.
If the tests are negative or the buyer of a ticket is found to be vaccinated, the health company will verify the patient’s status and he will be allowed to attend a Ticketmaster concert.
In the event that the client tests positive for Covid-19 or refuses to verify his or her health status, access to the event will not be granted.
There are still details to be worked out, but the idea is that fans take care of vaccinations and tests before the concert.
The ticketing company said it would not store or have access to people's medical records and would only receive verification if a person is authorized to attend an event on a certain date.
Health companies would be required to deliver people's information in a secure manner, complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).