Are you planning on attending the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival this September? Our own Joey Magidson is, for example. There are plenty of new films that you’ll get to see early – but on arrival, make you have proof that you’ve been double-vaccinated against COVID-19.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Toronto International Film Festival will require Hollywood talent as well as executives to provide proof that they have received two shots of a COVID-19 vaccination if they want to be permitted entry. If that is not possible, attendees must have received a negative COVID test within 48 hours of arrival at any TIFF venue.
“TIFF has taken great care and consideration in implementing these TIFF specific protocols to mitigate risk to audiences and guests attending TIFF. We have relied on municipal and provincial medical direction and advice on rapid testing and we expect this will provide another level of clarity and comfort for all 2021 festival-goers,” Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, TIFF co-heads, said in a statement.
The new rules shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, since, on Sunday, Ontario reported 722 new COVID-19 cases, up from the 689 infections on Saturday, and the highest number of new daily cases since June 5 when 744 cases were reported.
For more updates about the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, stay tuned to Awards Radar.