The Mobile World Congress 2021 continues: a negative COVID-19 test will have to be presented to enter and use FFP2 masks
If everything goes as planned, from June 28 to July 1 will be held on Mobile World Congress 2021 en Barcelona. The event, at least for now, aims to be digital and face-to-face, although with a limited capacity, and will have a series of security measures that the GSMA, the association in charge of the event, has just broken down into a release.
According to the GSMA, the action plan “has been developed in coordination and approved by the Catalan health authorities responsible for the regulations that regulate the MWC21, including the Department of Business and Knowledge of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Technical Committee of the Procicat “. They affirm that” it satisfies the guidelines and recommendations for event organizations “and is based on the Security and Prevention Protocol against COVID-19 which is being implemented at Fira.
Security measures for a face-to-face MWC 2021
The first thing of all is to enter the enclosure. To do this, participants will have to download My MWC, an app that, in turn, is a digital credential that will be activated and will allow entry to the event. The security measures contemplated by the GSMA are as follows:
“Before leaving home, travelers to some destinations should submit a negative Covid-19 test before being able to board airplanes and travel to Catalonia. The Spanish Authorities will dictate this requirement
Participants arriving by train or car will be directed to the test centers of the MWC to validate your health status.
- All participants must submit a valid negative rapid test to access Venue. The test must repeat every 72 hours, notifying participants through the My MWC application about the next expiration.
- There will be several test centers available to support rapid testing.
- All tests will be carried out by qualified personnel in collaboration with the Catalan Health Authorities.
- While you’re at the Venue, I also know will perform temperature controls at all access points “.
That is, to enter it will be necessary to present a negative test for COVID-19 and, in addition, the test will have to be repeated every three days. As for the interior of Fira, entries and exits have been doubled to ensure social distancing, a “contactless” environment has been implemented, some interactions have been digitized, the restaurants of Fira Gran Vía have been redesigned to promote social distance, it has been implemented a new ventilation system and the infrastructure has been improved with monitoring systems to better manage the density of people.
Attendees at MWC 2021 will have to wear an FFP2 mask
Regarding the commitment of the attendees, from the GSMA they affirm that you have to complete the daily health questionnaire in the app, disinfect your hands and use a FFP2 mask.
As stated by the GSMA, “Without a doubt, COVID-19 is our greatest challenge to date. But our experience gives us a solid foundation as a rock from which we have built our plan. This foundation means that MWC21 Barcelona can move forward safely, in person, with an online digital component for those who cannot attend. It will continue to be the unique and unmissable experience that has made it the most important mobile event in the world. “
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