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New York City to end vaccination requirement at concerts

Written by on 10th March 2022

New York City to end vaccination requirement at concerts

Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams has announced that vaccination will not longer be required to attend concerts in the city.

At a news conference in Times Square, Adams explained that from May 7 vaccination status will no longer be required when attending not only concerts but also restaurants, bars, and gyms.

Vaccination has been a requirement in New York for entry to all gigs since summer 2021.

“Businesses previously covered will still have the flexibility to require proof of vaccination or masking indoors if they choose,” Adams’ office confirmed.

The Mayor added that “COVID changes, it shifts, it modifies, and we must be willing to do the same.”

Watch Eric Adams’ speech below.

Festivals such as Coachella have also agreed to scrap COVID precautions including negative test requirement.

However, many are arguing that the rate of no-show ticketholders in the US has reached 50% causing the National Independent Venue Foundation having to relaunch its Emergency Relief Fund.

Meanwhile in the UK, the plans to begin “living with COVID” have had mixed reviews, with an overarching worry that this could seriously affect those with existing health conditions now fearing to mix with others.