London's Royal Albert Hall, the O2 concert space and dozens of venues and events organisations backed a COVID-19 certification scheme to help reopen the economy ahead of the results of a government consultation.
On Friday, groups including gig organisers and indoor sports venues published a letter supporting the use of such a scheme.
read moreSome lawmakers, including some from Johnson's Conservative Party, have said such a scheme could be discriminatory and have questioned how practical they are.
read moreBut the signatories of the letter said that without COVID-19 certification, re-opening venues would not be financially viable.
From May 17, the government aims to let venues reopen with social distancing and a maximum indoor capacity of 1,000 people or 50% capacity, whichever is the lower number.
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