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EBU Statement: Member of Polish Delegation tests positive for COVID-19

Published: Saturday 15 May, 15:00 CEST

During a routine test upon arrival at the Eurovision Song Contest venue on Saturday 15 May, a member of the Polish delegation tested positive for COVID-19.

They had last been at the venue on Thursday 13 May when the whole delegation were in possession of a negative COVID-19 test.

In accordance with our health and safety protocol this person has now gone into isolation.

As a precautionary measure in the run up to show week, the other members of their delegation will also now undergo a PCR test and go into quarantine.

As a result of this the Polish delegation will not attend the Turquoise Carpet event in person on Sunday 16 May.

We will have further updates in due course and send our best wishes to the whole delegation.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 is taking place this year with the full support and assistance of the Dutch authorities.

Our primary objective is to produce a fully COVID-19 safe event, and the health and welfare of all those taking part, working at the event or in the audience is our most important priority. A range of strict measures, including isolation, social distancing and regular testing have been imposed on everyone on the advice of health professionals to ensure everyone’s safety.

We are deeply grateful for the support of the authorities in this, and to all the delegations, crew, venue staff and contractors for their willing co-operation to make sure the Contest can take place.


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