London-based start-up You Check is focusing on an application that would help reopen live music venues.
Indeed, the platform was originally developed in mid-2019 as a secure ticketing/ID verification system, but with the Covid-19 health crisis that followed, the start-up decided to focus mainly on the recovery of the entertainment sector, now using its technology in a secure manner with tracking and tracing software.
The ‘digital health passport’ will allow staff at the entrance of music venues to quickly check the name, age, ticket and test result of a participant in one place. As a result, participants at an event can take a test approved by Public Health England, the results of which are loaded into the application.
“With Covid-19, the incubation period is two to five days. For the honeymoon phase after the test, it’s the shorter the better, which means you’re good to go to a show for 48 hours”, adds You Check founder Fred Krefting about how the digital health passport can work.
You Check is working on this project in close collaboration with the Music Venue Trust (MVT), and the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has approved the start-up’s trial.
It is planned that the start-up will launch its trails with March shows at 100 Club in London and 250 Exchange in Bristol with a capacity of 25%, two rounds of trials with the same people, and from there, they will expand to venues across the country.
This ‘You Check’s Identity First’ solution has great potential to help venues manage the health crisis. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.