Pilot live concert for 5000 attendees to take place in Liverpool without social distancing

20 Apr 2021

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A live concert taking place next month will act as a pilot for the return of big events – and those who attend will not have to be socially distanced or wear face masks.

Music lovers in Liverpool will get the chance to enjoy the event at the city’s Sefton Park on May 2.

It will not require the audience to be socially distanced or wear masks, but attendees will have to provide proof of a coronavirus negative test before gaining entry, ministers have confirmed.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said he hoped the Events Research Programme (ERP) test event meant the wait for gigs to return would not be “too much longer”.

Operating at 67% capacity of (5000/7,500), researchers on site will examine the movements and behaviour of the crowd at Sefton Park next month.

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