SPECIAL INFORMATION REGARDING MEASURES AND SITUATION DURING THE PANDEMIC – Update January 2022
DEAR MUSIC & CONCERT FANS
We were all glad and relieved that since the Summer 2021 concerts and events came back into our lives – and we are trying our best to ensure that everyone can enjoy live music while respecting and protecting one’s own health and others.
Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, there are still many sometimes-unforeseeable short-term cancellations or postponements, and we urgently request all ticket-holders and buyers to also inform themselves through the available sources (venue websites, Social Media channels) about possible changes before attending the planned event.
COVID CERTIFICATE / 2G / 2G+ RULES - GENERAL
In order to counter the increased infection risk caused by new variants, on December 17, 2021, the Swiss Government tightened the measures on attending public spaces for non-vaccinated people.
In general, the officially prescribed 2G rule (vaccinated, recovered) applies to the participants of all concerts at present, as well as the obligation to wear a mask and to sit down during consumption without any further restrictions.
Depending on the circumstances on site, the 2G+ rule may apply at individual concerts.
NOTE: for all concerts promoted directly by Just Because (see concert highlights) we have decided to implement the 2G+ Rule.
COVID CERTIFICATE / 2G / 2G+ RULE
This applies to all persons above the age of 16. Persons below the age of 16 are exempt from these entry regulations but present a valid ID for verification.
2G: G1 – (geimpft) vaccinated OR G2 – (genesen) recovered
All visitors of the concerts have to be vaccinated or recovered and have to show a valid Covid certificate at the entrance. In addition, masks are compulsory, and visitors must be seated during consumption.
2G +: G1 – (geimpft) vaccinated OR G2 – (genesen) recovered AND
+ - negative test result OR proof of 3rd vaccination (booster)
All visitors to the concerts must be vaccinated or recovered and must present a negative test result and a valid Covid certificate at the time of admission.
Exception: Persons whose complete vaccination, booster vaccination or recovery was not longer than four months ago are exempt from the test obligation.
You can obtain a valid official 2G certificate by being fully vaccinated or recently recovered from a Covid-19 infection that produced enough anti-bodies for a medical expert to have issued you this certificate.
The 2G+-certificate requires an additional proof of having been tested negative for Covid 19 OR proof of third vaccination or second dose not older than 4 months.
WHERE TO GET A TEST / WHAT DOES IT COST
As of December 18, 2021, antigen-quick tests (nasopharyngeale) are available again without additional costs but must be verified by an official provider in order to generate a valid “+ certificate”. HERE is a good overview of where to book an appointment in your area.
ENTRY TO AN EVENT
The certificates are checked at the entry with an app and the club are entitled to deny entry even if you have a valid ticket if you fail to have your certificate and ID.
We advise you to use the Covid-Certificate App.
Denied entry on behalf of failure to produce a valid Covid-Certificate DOES NOTentitle you to return your ticket.
ATTENDING A SHOW
Please arrive early and have all required documents (Covid certificate, ID or Passport and ticket) ready. The additional checks might require more time at the entry.
DATA PROTECTION / TRACKING?
Because of the 2G / 2G+ Rule, there is no contact tracing and no data is stored. However, the applicable protection measures will be adapted to the federal/cantonal requirements, and these may provide for contact tracing. Please inform yourself about this on an ongoing basis before participating in the event.
CONCERTS / COVID CERTIFICATE – OUTLOOK 2022
We also would like to point out that although at the moment, the 2G-Certificate Rule is only installed until January 24th 2022, it is very likely it will get extended.
Health and safety is always our top priority as organisers.
For visitors, for the acts and for the crew.
To ensure this, we reserve the right to insist that attendees comply with all health and safety protocols and entry requirements specified by us, the venue, the artist OR the government at the concert, regardless of whether such measures are required by law or have been known / announced at the time of the ticket sale.
Any such measures do not constitute the right for a ticket refund. The same applies if you get tested positive for Covid-19 and cannot attend the show – this does not constitute the right to return a ticket. You could check with your private insurance if such situations are covered, or you used a ticket-insurance for such cases.
Any other information and questions around the Covid-Certificate you can find answers to through the official government website, here https://foph-coronavirus.ch/certificate/what-is-the-covid-certificate/ (available in several languages):
We are music fans and love the atmosphere of people getting together to celebrate great live music performances. We recently became aware that we owe our entire modern lifestyle to smart people before our generations that had invented vaccinations to protect the masses against dangerous diseases.
Without vaccinations, we would never even have the freedom to gather in an any sort of such large crowds anywhere, ever.
Be smart. Get your vaccination. It is the only way to end the pandemic, defeat this vicious virus and regain the freedom to live and enjoy our life and live music without fear.