Their faces may be covered but there’s no hiding their delight
as clubbers in the Spanish city of Girona moved to the beats of house music put on by a live DJ on Saturday (May 1).
It’s the first time in eight months that Girona had some of its nightlife back,
thanks to a pilot digital pass scheme which authorities hope will allow for socializing without spreading coronavirus.
Participants were asked to download an app to their mobile phones and undergo an antigen COVID-19 test,
show a negative PCR test or proof that they had already had coronavirus.
They were then given a digital pass to go to a concert or dine out at five participating restaurants.
The pass is valid for up to 36 hours and costs between $3 - $10.50.
Organizers, Blockchain Centre of Catalonia, hope the scheme will revive Girona’s hospitality sector.
Earlier, organizers said that a trial concert in Barcelona in March where 5,000 people took rapid COVID-19 tests and crammed into a venue without social distancing did not drive up infections,
giving hope for a revival of the live music sector.