The Bundesliga plays in front of empty ranks – concerts do not take place.
The corona measures of politics currently give little leeway. With a three-stage plan, however, major events should be possible again.
Berlin – According to a proposal from science, sport and culture, despite the corona pandemic, spectators at major events should be possible again with a three-stage plan.
The paper that is to be presented on Monday is already available to the German Press Agency.
The approach makes it possible to transport “mass events with reasonable effort and top events with relevant additional investments back to the spectators and guests,” it says.
The “Bild” newspaper had previously reported.
The paper is supported by 20 scientists as well as numerous associations and organizers, including the German Football Association (DFB) and the German Stage Association.
No food is sold
The guideline initially provides a “basic concept”. In the case of closed rooms, a hygiene, ventilation and infection protection concept should therefore be required for each event location.
The paper assumes a cast between 25 and 30 percent. In addition, personalized tickets, which are checked together with the ID, and medical masks should be mandatory.
The sale of food or beverages is waived, there are minimum clearances with correspondingly empty rows of seats.
In the outdoor area, an occupancy rate of up to 40 percent is then possible. Mask compulsory should apply up to the seats, with more than 1000 visitors there should be no alcohol.
The basic model for indoors and outdoors does not differentiate between whether visitors are vaccinated or not.
DFB also involved in plans
Any increase beyond that requires an “individual special concept”, the 21-page paper also says. A hygiene concept with high standards should “prevent uncontrolled” growth “of hygiene concepts”.
The variant named in the paper “maximum model” requires a test strategy with digital support from contact management, among other things. Antigen tests before each event would also be mandatory.
The paper assumes that access is then possible up to the full occupancy.
Supporters include experts from the fields of infectious diseases and virology, ventilation technology, health economics, and sports, cultural and legal sciences.
The German Football Association, the handball association, the volley band association and the basketball association with their respective league associations as well as the stage association with numerous individual theaters also signed. In addition to some halls and arenas, the events sector includes the festivals Hurricane, Wacken, Rock am Ring, Rock im Park and Lollapalooza.