Deconfinement: An experimental concert in the Abraham Plain in September

If health conditions permit, on Saturday, September 25, 20,000 people who have been double-vaccinated will gather in the Abraham Plain for a major test program overseen by researchers for post-COVID recovery. -19.

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Tourism Minister Carolyn Brooks announced that an order has been issued to Laval University to develop a research protocol suitable for this type of experience. The purpose is clear: “Arrange a test event as close as possible to the contagious event in its formula”, referring to the call for tenders prepared for the attention of event makers. The selected producer must specifically have at least three Quebec artists, plus ensuring at least 50% of the content is French-speaking for the show.

Tourism Minister Carolyn Brooks

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Tourism Minister Carolyn Brooks

Vaccinate without mask and double

According to one source familiar with the matter, it was a scene where Abraham brings together 20,000 spectators who are fully vaccinated on the plains, outdoors and without a mask. At the same time, 5,000 people will gather in one room to attend the rest of the test event, mostly at the Videotron Center, according to our reports. Conditions for attending the event outside and in the room will then be specified and confirmed by the production team, researchers and the public health committee. Many scenes will still be on the table for several weeks, including the cancellation of the show on the same day. “The aim is to organize an event that is safe for people without risk,” said Sophie de Amores, Rector of Laval University.

“A big step”

“This large gathering will be free for people to participate on a voluntary basis,” the tourism minister said at a press conference. “Why was it targeted in September? Because we believe there will be a majority of Quebecs. [doublement] Vaccinated, “he explained. Ms. Brooks confirmed that Quebec was the first Canadian province to make such an initiative.” It’s a huge step towards realizing safety events, “he said. , But not physical distance.The show in Barcelona last March took place in front of just 4,500 people, masked, not far away.Both tests showed no risk of contamination.

– In collaboration with Cedric Belinger

Whereas in the Abraham Plain, in front of 20,000 visitors and indoors, in front of 5,000 visitors

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

At least 3 Quebec artists

At least 50% French speaking content

Programming and visitor admission criteria will be specified later.

The research protocol will be developed by experts from University Laval

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