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New COVID verification app announced for the event industry

A new COVID verification tool has been launched in a bid to prepare the industry for when live events can operate again.

MovementPass is an innovative new technology system, conceived by Norwegian-based creators as the global pandemic closed down the events industry earlier this year.

The mobile MovementPass app provides an end-to-end solution that is simple and effective for users. Designed to be used globally, the main feature of the app is to verify that the user has COVID-19 antibodies and is not infectious or at risk of contracting the virus.

MovementPass then becomes the user’s ‘immunity passport’, providing confidence in the ability to move freely and gather together safely.
As vaccines and antibody tests continue to be developed, MovementPass will become the technical resolution to support the medical solution; an authentication tool to certify that people have taken a vaccine or have tested negative for COVID, meaning industries can get moving once again.

MovementPass will be made available across the events sector, with strong interest from the industry already apparent in the UK.

The tool is designed to make sure the events industry is prepared and can provide safe entry to concerts, festivals, gigs, stadiums and more, with the ability to verify an individual’s COVID status as part of an easy entry procedure.

It is a positive step in the right direction to get our economy booming again...

The companies that sign-up to MovementPass’ verification system pay a minimal per-use fee, which allows the app to be free for the end user. Whenever individual users receive a vaccine or antibody test, the medical staff upload the results directly into MovementPass’ secure blockchain database, along with information about the duration of the immunity that the individual has.

This information is then made available via the mobile phone app to registered companies and service providers when the user wants to gain access to a public event.

“The UK events industry was decimated overnight when the country went into lockdown, it was a big shock to the industry with no time to prepare,” said David Norris, the UK spokesperson for MovementPass and Director at Beyond 90. “MovementPass is allowing the industry to change that and to be equipped for when events do resume.

“It is a positive step in the right direction to get our economy booming again and our much-loved events back open. We are calling for venues, promoters, festival management, event professionals to be aligned as an industry, in the movement and access process of event goers, using MovementPass as the system to make this happen.

“Users can register their interest now at MovementPass.com, and when vaccines and tests are available near them, they will be alerted and provided with information on how to access these. MovementPass is also working to secure funding to make vaccines available for free for registered MovementPass users.”

Jon Drape, a director at Engine No.4, added: “As lockdown happened, we were in the middle of production for a series of large-scale events, which all had to be paused.

"The pandemic has hit the events industry hard, but MovementPass is exactly what we need to help us get back quicker and safer – a pioneering tool that can provide reliable data on a ticketholder’s COVID status. I’m calling on my event industry peers to get behind this as a system that’s used across the board."

Event industry leaders can sign-up to be part of the MovementPass community at www.movementpass.com.