Following the positive COVID-19 test in the Polish delegation on Saturday, 15 May all other members of the delegation undertook a PCR test, in accordance with the health and safety protocol of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, and we’re pleased to report that all these PCR tests returned negative results.
As a precaution the Polish delegation will remain in quarantine until being retested ahead of dress rehearsals for Semi Final 2, in which Poland perform, on Wednesday.
Following a positive COVID-19 test within the Icelandic delegation yesterday (Sunday, 16 May), they too have had PCR tests for which we are awaiting the results today and will remain in quarantine. They will also have further testing ahead of the Wednesday dress rehearsals in which they are also due to perform.
All accredited individuals, including artists, have to test negative for COVID-19 before they can re-join the production.
Malta and Romania
The delegations from Malta and Romania have not tested positive for COVID-19 and are not quarantining but, due to the fact they are staying in the same hotel as Poland and Iceland, did not take part in the Turquoise Carpet event and were also PCR tested as a safety precaution.
Both these delegations will be welcomed to the arena today for rehearsals following negative results from the routine test this morning, as is normal procedure.
We’ll have a LIVE BLOG this afternoon, letting you know how everything is shaping up ready for tomorrow night.