Music fans heading to the TRNSMT festival next month will be required to present proof of a negative Covid test to enter, it has been confirmed.
Organisers of the event, as well as the Biffy Clyro gig also at Glasgow Green the night before, say attendees must take an NHS lateral flow test up to 48 hours before arriving on site.
It follows discussions with Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government, who have designated the gigs as gateway events.
They will be permitted full capacity crowds, with no mask wearing or social distancing required.
Prior to entering Glasgow Green, ticket-holders will have to upload test results to the Government website via scanning the built-in QR code or entering the ID number.
A confirmation text and email would then be shown to stewards at the entrances to the event.
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— TRNSMT Festival (@TRNSMTfest) August 12, 2021
Festival Director Geoff Ellis said: “We’ve got an amazing line-up and can’t wait to be back on Glasgow Green, welcoming up to 50,000 fans per day for what is set to be an amazing weekend.
“This year, anyone attending must play their part and present proof of a negative lateral flow test, taken within 48 hours of arrival at the event.
“The tests are completely free of charge and really easy to do, showing a result within 30 minutes which can be instantly uploaded to receive a confirmation text message or email.
“But I would urge fans to order them as soon as possible and visit the TRNSMT website if they have any queries.”
— Biffy Clyro (@BiffyClyro) August 11, 2021
Fans attending multiple days across the festival, which takes place between September 10 and 12, will be required to take a second test 48 hours after their first.
This means that anyone taking their first test on Friday morning before arriving onsite must take another on Sunday morning before setting off in order to enter the festival.
Organisers are also asking attendees to order or collect their lateral flow tests, which are free of charge, as soon as possible.
Anyone who is unable to present proof of a negative result will be denied admittance.
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