WORLDPRIDE AND EUROGAMES TO GO AHEAD IN COPENHAGEN DESPITE RESTRICTIONS
“Copenhagen 2021” which groups both the WorldPride and Eurogames will take place from 12-22 August. The world largest international LGBTQ event will adhere to rules set by the Danish government to avoid a spike in Covid cases.
Major events can go ahead in Denmark from 1 August, as long as capacity is capped at 5,000 and people are divided into separate areas with a 500 capacity limit. All participants will also need a proof of vaccine, of recovery, or a recent negative test. Events could be scaled up in size if the vaccine roll-out and pandemic situation improves.
Chair of Copenhagen 2021, Katja Moesgaard, noted the government’s announcement, saying: “we are pleased to finally have some clarity about the regulations, but disappointed that such a cautious and conservative decision has been made. Copenhagen 2021 is the biggest and most significant LGBTQ event ever held in Scandinavia.“
“We urge political leaders and the government to reconsider the regulations on a weekly basis to explore every option to safely increase the number of participants to allow more people to join us to campaign and celebrate equality.”
Aside from 12 nights of concerts at Rådhuspladsen and the WorldPride Parade, events include human rights and culture events, sports tournaments, a Sports Village at Islands Brygge as well as events in the neigbouring Swedish city of Malmö.