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Covid passports: Entertainment venues air concerns over plans

Covid passports: Entertainment venues air concerns over plans

Entertainment
Getty ImagesLeading figures in the UK entertainment industry have expressed reservations about the prospect of using Covid passports as venues reopen, especially if they require proof of vaccination.The government has said Covid-status certificates could be used at theatres, nightclubs and festivals from June.They could be used to prove if a person has been vaccinated, has had a recent negative test or has natural immunity.But some industry figures say they have "deep concerns" over the proposals.The announcement of a series of pilot events, which will start later this month, has already proved controversial.Trial events are due to take place at venues in Liverpool, as well as sporting fixtures including the Snooker World Championships and FA Cup Final.Covid passports are 'one option', say...
Asia Today: Bangkok shuts schools, entertainment venues

Asia Today: Bangkok shuts schools, entertainment venues

Health
Thailand’s capital is shutting down venues including schools and entertainment areas as coronavirus cases continue to spreadByThe Associated PressJanuary 1, 2021, 9:27 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIJING -- Thailand's capital is shutting down venues including schools and entertainment areas as coronavirus cases continue to spread.Thailand reported 279 new cases on Friday including two deaths.Seven provinces including Bangkok have been designated red zones where places including entertainment venues, boxing rings, gyms and flea markets are ordered closed. Restaurants are allowed to serve only takeout food. The restrictions are in place until mid-January.A new outbreak has spread from the country’s largest wholesale seafood market in Samut Sakhon south of...
Remembering the entertainment and arts figures we lost in 2020

Remembering the entertainment and arts figures we lost in 2020

Entertainment
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BBC presenters share their lockdown entertainment tips

BBC presenters share their lockdown entertainment tips

Entertainment
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How live entertainment is evolving online to be a lifeline in lockdown

How live entertainment is evolving online to be a lifeline in lockdown

Entertainment
From gigs to plays and quizzes, live entertainment has moved online during coronavirus lockdown - and creative minds are coming up with new ideas to give us back some of the human connection we've lost.Every Saturday for the past two months, Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody has sat down and written a song.Well, he has co-written a song - with 5,000 fans on Instagram.He asks them for chords, comes up with melodies, and puts them to a vote. He then asks for ideas for lyrics before coming back an hour later with a finished track. "Some are really good," he says. Lightbody also performs solo online gigs from home, but wanted to do something more collaborative too."You can say absolutely anything in...