With an agenda loaded with concerts in Jalisco in various artistic venues for the next few months, the Jalisco Government announced that in order to access this type of event, interested attendees will have to present your official vaccination certificate (national / international) or a PCR test negative that guarantees to be free of contagion by COVID-19.
This morning, the Government of Jalisco presented the panorama that the State faces in the face of a growing wave of infections – and with the presence of cases of the new variant of omicron – by coronavirus and regarding massive events such as concerts, it was reported that it will be necessary to present , in those over 18 years of age, the vaccination certificate, either with the complete schedule with two doses of vaccine, depending on the type of vaccine, or one dose where appropriate.
What if I am not vaccinated and I want to go to a concert?
For those who are not vaccinated and / or do not wish to do so, it was detailed that attendees will have to pay for a negative PCR type test carried out at least 48 hours before in laboratories accredited by the Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris).
This dynamic will take effect from next Friday, January 14, and will be applied to other social or sporting events, casinos, as street parties or religious celebrations, pilgrimages or carnivals They will be suspended until February 12.
It was indicated that at the moment the permits for new events that involve crowds of more than 800 people will be restricted, and in case of requesting the realization of a new event this will have to be presented 30 days before and be authorized by the Board of Health, in addition that in those events in which the attendees do not use the mask they may be canceled by the municipal authorities. Verification of the vaccination certificate will have to be established by each private facility.
Eye! Upcoming concerts in Guadalajara
Currently, in the metropolitan area, forums such as the Telmex Auditorium They are about to start their scheduled concert schedule starting this January 13 with the show of Monica Naranjo. Only in January, this venue includes presentations of Santa Rosa (Friday 14), Pancho barraza (Friday 28 and Saturday 29).
In the case of February, concerts by the following artists are scheduled:
- Zoe (Thursday 3rd)
- Alejandro Fernández (Thursday 10 and Friday 11)
- Polynesians (Saturday 12)
- José Luis Perales (Thursday 17)
- Caifanes (Friday 18)
- Gloria Trevi (Saturday 19)
- Sebastián Yatra (Friday 25)
- Untouchable (Saturday 26)
So far, spaces such as the Telmex Auditorium include concerts already scheduled until July, and venues such as the Santander Ensemble of Performing Arts also keep their billboard active with shows for January with El Cuarteto Latinoamericano, live screenings from the MET of Nueva York, Emmet Coehn Trio and Sara Gazarek, for example.
At the moment, the Santander Group of Performing Arts, which will have an event again until January 20, informs that in the coming days the dynamics will be announced so that attendees present vaccination certificates or negative PCR tests.
For its part, the Telmex Auditorium has not reported how its dynamics will be to verify the vaccination certificate or PCR tests for attendees, although on their social networks they have shared publications that invite vaccination to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
How will it work?
The Government of Jalisco explained that each entertainment venue will have to establish its dynamics to supervise that attendees present their vaccination certificate or negative PCR tests.
“If you have symptoms, you have the possibility of having a test”
Among the experiences under this scheme that have been had in the metropolis are the concerts given by Alejandro Fernández held in December 2021, where this dynamic was requested from the attendees, who had to make a prior registration with the promoters of the show to present your official vaccination certificate or request an appointment – with authorized laboratories – for the PCR test, which had to be paid for by attendees interested in being able to enter the venue –In this case the Telmex Auditorium- despite having already made the payment of their tickets, but obtaining a preferential payment in the participating laboratories.
With this experience, confusion and annoyances arose on the part of those attending the concert, as some complained about the short time with which the notice was given to organize and go to the laboratories and perform the PCR test and having to allocate an extra expense to what you already paid for your tickets.
On the first day of three concerts, specific income was established for those who processed their access with the vaccination certificate (then called by the organizing promoter as Fast Pass), as well as specific income for those who presented their PCR test.
With the new measures announced by the Government of Jalisco on the morning of Monday, January 10, it was explained that in the case of people already vaccinated and have their certificate and who require a PCR test, these can be requested free of charge in the modules established by the Government.
“If you have symptoms you have the possibility of having a test, if what you want is to take a test to go to a concert, because you did not want to get vaccinated, then pay for your test,” said the state president.
It was explained that for those who have difficulties downloading their vaccination certificate, it will be possible to present the local vaccination ballot -in this case the form issued to go to the vaccination appointment-, in addition to informing that it will seek to establish another dynamic to have a “Local accreditation” through an APP.
Regarding the doubt about possible false vaccination certificates or documents, for example, it was indicated that falsification of official documents is a crime and it will cause sanctions, for which the population was urged to avoid this type of practice.