Liverpool news Hot Water Comedy Club opt out of pilot event after abuse PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The club has received a thousands of hate messages
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A Liverpool comedy club has opted out of an upcoming events pilot after receiving "4,000" hate messages. Hot Water Comedy Club said it received a deluge of online abuse over inaccurate reports of it being involved in a Covid vaccine passport scheme. Following inaccuracies which appeared to come from a Government press release, it appeared as though the club was co-operating with plans for vaccine "certification". The club has now pulled out of the scheme, which would use lateral flow tests at large audience events. In a lengthy statement posted on Facebook, the club said: "Vaccine passports were never at any time mentioned in any of the discussions we had prior to agreeing to put on the event." The post read: "We agreed to be part of the ‘Event Research Programme’ in early March. We were made aware that the purpose of this landmark event was to prove that venues and events like ours could be safely reopened and take place. Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here "We understood that evidence of the results would be used to support the case for the FULL reopening of venues like ours WITHOUT the need for social distancing." The council announced details of the scheme this weekend. It will see Liverpool follow in the footsteps of Amsterdam and Barcelona by taking part in what is being described as “science-led research”.
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. The pilots will explore how different approaches to social distancing, ventilation and testing on entry could ease opening and maximise participation, including the use of lateral flow tests – but there will be no use of so-called ‘vaccine passports’.
However, public health director Matt Ashton said today that it was “really sad” that a venue involved in the trial had received criticism from members of the public. In the club's post this evening, it said it received thousands of negative messages. It said: "We were subject to a hate campaign from people opposing the vaccine passport across our Facebook channel, Twitter, Instagram, emails, text messages, negative reviews, refund requests and phone calls. "We have over 4,000 separate examples of negative reaction which have significantly damaged our business and brand." Keep up to date with local news in your area by adding your postcode below:
The statement added: "As a consequence of misleading press releases/media articles and the confusing messaging on the official government website (which was last updated on 5th April 2021) we have made the decision not to be a part of any programme at all." The trial, which is taking place in a number of venues across the UK in the coming weeks, is entirely separate from proposals under discussion within the government about so-called “vaccine passports”. However, in a recent tweet the venue said many had contacted the venue opposing their plans to hold a pilot event on the basis of their disagreement with the vaccine passport plans.
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