Calgary Stampede music venue North Nashville requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or rapid test
Organizers of Calgary Stampede stated that when the 10-day Cowboy Festival begins on Friday, a certificate of vaccination is required to enter a popular live music venue.
“We will ask guests to show proof of vaccination or free and fast [COVID-19] Test to enter North Nashville,” Vice President Jim Laurendo told the media at the venue on Tuesday. “This will be a unique Stampede among live music venues in Calgary and will provide our guests with a high level of assurance. “
Proof of vaccination at least once two weeks ago can be provided through a copy or photo of the personal vaccination record.
The venue will also require attendees to wait in line digitally-they will be notified when they can enter.
Other safety measures will include reducing daily attendance by half, providing sanitation stations for the public, and enhancing the cleanliness of the entire site. Staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks and undergo a quick test.
The carriage race is not held, and the parade starting Stampede will be confined to the venue without any public viewing.
The world-famous rodeos and fairs are back this year after they were cancelled due to the pandemic last summer.
North Nashville is one of the most popular attractions during the Calgary Stampede and claims to be the greatest outdoor show on earth.
Dr. Hu Jia, a public health doctor who serves as a consultant for the Calgary Stampede, said he believes the event can be held safely.
He said: “We are in a pretty good position in Calgary and Alberta… Our vaccination rate is higher than I thought six or eight months ago.” “We will implement some of the strongest in Alberta. Yamato’s most innovative security protocol.”
He added that some security measures are breaking new ground.
“As far as I know, this must be the first event in Alberta that requires a vaccination certificate or rapid test.”
Laurendo said that tickets have been selling steadily, but there will not be millions of tourists every day, which is the norm before the pandemic. He said that most tourists are probably from western Canada.
He said: “We are really looking forward to this year’s Calgary Stampede and Southern Alberta’s Stampede.”
“Of course, we will see some people from other places nearby in neighboring provinces, but we all know that international travel is still restricted at the moment.”
Stampede will also provide free admission for frontline staff (up to three guests per person) during the first five days of the festival.
Stampede said the proposal includes but is not limited to health care workers, educators, retail and grocery store employees, restaurant workers and construction workers, as well as anyone who provides basic services. Stampede said ID is not required to redeem free tickets.
It is recommended to register for free tickets in advance, but you can also visit on foot, depending on the capacity of the park.