The Eurovision will definitely take place in May 2021 and the organizers have developed a few scenarios of its holding, depending on the situation with the pandemic. Today, the format of the contest was announced.
Earlier, the traditional format of the competition was excluded and the B variant was chosen – the Eurovision with the observance of the social distance as eurovision.tv reported.
Within B scenario, all present people should observe a 1.5-meter social distance. The number of members of the national delegations and journalists will be restricted.
The decision on whether or not the audience can attend the show and which events would be held in Rotterdam will be adopted later.
Moreover, the organizers published the extensive COVID-19 Health and Safety protocol during the Eurovision. The detailed protocol describes the measures that should be observed by all accredited people (working or participating in Eurovision) to participate in the competition in Rotterdam.
Among others, all partakes should pass a five-day quarantine before the flight to the Netherlands and they should have negative test for Covid-19 made not later than 72 hours before the flight.
In the Netherlands, the delegation should stay at hotels, except when they travel to Rotterdam’s Ahoy Arena for rehearsals, the live shows and other program related activities.
Everyone working in the Ahoy Arena, including crew, artists and press, will be tested regularly in a special facility next to the arena.
Eurovision 2021 will take place at the planned Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam. The semi-finals will take place on May 18 and May 20. The final will take place on May 22. The results of the draw of semi-finals for 2020 will remain in force.
The organizers allowed the winners of selections for 2020 to perform; however, the song should be new. All partakers of Eurovision 2021 will record their songs alive beforehand.