Would you be in favour of COVID passports to get back in the Riverside?

TeaCider

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Wouldn't be overly bothered, though I'd prefer if it wasn't the case.

I don't see it as as much of an issue for venue where it's one time entry at a set time, you often get checked on your way in anyway.

They'd be daft to do it before every age bracket has been offered a vaccine though.
 

atypical_boro

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I’d really need to see more evidence about outdoor transmissions.

I watched a Panorama a few months ago that said you could have 80,000 in Old Trafford and have hardly any transmission. It’s the getting to and from the match that is the problem, in the pubs, on the trams/trains/buses etc. So if that was all true, I’ve no idea why this would need to be implemented at outdoors events. It would make more sense to just keep the pubs 'vaccine- only', but even then there's something that feels very Orwellian about it.
 
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Pog

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No.

Once we achieve herd immunity through vaccines we need to start reducing restrictions and getting on with our lives, not adding new ones.
 

JM14

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I think everyone should have to show proof of a negative test before entering any public event personally, even if you don’t want a vaccine there is no reason this shouldn’t be expected.
 

Randy

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No.

Once we achieve herd immunity through vaccines we need to start reducing restrictions and getting on with our lives, not adding new ones.

Funny you mention those two words.


First reported in the telegraph but this article isn't behind a paywall like the telegraph's. 👀
 

American_Mary

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As a short term measure on the trial events, which will hopefully lead to a return to normality in June, then it makes sense, beyond that once we revert to full attendance then it's going to be impossible to enforce especially for those who have not been vaccinated due to age or health restrictions, we obviously have to be careful and the process will be ongoing but the noises from PHE seem to be that this will be the last of the large scale Covid related lockdowns, I think the adjustment will take some time to get used to and it will be interesting to see whether any lock down norms will continue back into normal life, I see a lot of remote working practices and a continuation of online retail.
 

Heine_Otto

Active member
I think everyone should have to show proof of a negative test before entering any public event personally, even if you don’t want a vaccine there is no reason this shouldn’t be expected.
How recent would you expect the test result to be? Do you think that’s practical?
 

JM14

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How recent would you expect the test result to be? Do you think that’s practical?
Completely practical, test takes less than 20 seconds and you have the results in 10/30 minutes. Could easily do this 2/3 days before attending a public event. Clearly its never going to be 100% effective but it will make a difference
 

Randy

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Completely practical, test takes less than 20 seconds and you have the results in 10/30 minutes. Could easily do this 2/3 days before attending a public event. Clearly its never going to be 100% effective but it will make a difference
And then so you isolate for those 2/3 days?
 

changingman

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As a short term measure on the trial events, which will hopefully lead to a return to normality in June, then it makes sense, beyond that once we revert to full attendance then it's going to be impossible to enforce especially for those who have not been vaccinated due to age or health restrictions, we obviously have to be careful and the process will be ongoing but the noises from PHE seem to be that this will be the last of the large scale Covid related lockdowns, I think the adjustment will take some time to get used to and it will be interesting to see whether any lock down norms will continue back into normal life, I see a lot of remote working practices and a continuation of online retail.
Agree, although both mentioned were trending upwards pre-pandemic, Covid has simply accelerated them.

On LPB's point about over 50s - interesting that the party of gvt have historically targeted over 50s as a key demographic, party politics at play potentially?
 

JM14

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And then so you isolate for those 2/3 days?
No, never going to completely take away the risk, but regular testing is a very cheap, easy and effective way to track and stop the spread. Only suggested 2/3 days because its what is currently suggested by other industries, but again it could be on the morning of attending an event. The more people test, the easier it is to stop transmission
 
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