93% of attendees are voluntarily showing Covid passes
93% of attendees voluntarily showing Covid passes will help keep wedding and hospitality venues open
Data released today shows that 93% of attendees at hospitality venues, weddings and small corporate events, where proof of vaccine or testing is encouraged but not required by law, are voluntarily giving this information. This is an increase of 4% since August.
27% confirm they are double vaccinated and have a negative test, giving the highest level of protection and confidence to other attendees at the event.
The data has been collected from weddings and other events with under 500 guests, where Covid passes aren’t required by law.
From the experts
This shows that the public were taking a responsible approach in hospitality venues, long before government mandated Covid passes for large events, with more than a quarter of fully vaccinated guests also taking a Covid test before attending events. People want to know they are safe to mix socially and want others to feel safe in their company.Alison Hargreaves, Wedding industry expert and Guides for Brides CEO
This voluntary system is in place at 100s of venues and events every month, with the hospitality industry working hard to keep customers and staff safe and ensure their venues can stay open.
In addition to encouraging attendees to upload proof of their vaccine status and a recent test, guests are asked to notify the venue if they test positive immediately after an event. Latest statistics tracking 6403 attendees at 63 weddings and 114 corporate events showed that just 1.6% of weddings had a positive test reported after the event, compared to 13.20% of corporate events.
About Trusted Trace:
The data has been collected by Trusted Trace
whose website gives venue owners and event organisers the option to ask attendees to upload proof of their vaccine or test results before arrival.
It was originally developed in May 2020 to help protect staff in hospitality venues by putting venues in direct contact with attendees, before evolving into a Covid-secure check-in pass. It has been used for hospitality pilots in England and Wales.
Its creation has led to creator Alison Hargreaves being named as a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and listed in the Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs To Watch by The Business Magazine.
Alison Hargreaves can be contacted for comment on 07841 650225.