The Guardian reports that the participants will be aged between 18 and 50 and will be given “tracking gadgets” and bottles of fluorescent hand sanitizer to help work out how to minimize the risk of coronavirus at big indoor gatherings such as concerts or the theatre.
People taking part in the experiment will have to prove that they do not have coronavirus and will be sent testing kits 48 hours before the event. They will also be given face masks and organizers say the chance of becoming infected is very low, but not impossible.
Inside the venue, they will also be asked to disinfect their hands with a fluorescent hand-sanitizer – designed to not just add a layer of protection but allow scientists to scour the venue with UV lights after the concerts to identify surfaces where transmission of the virus through smear infection is most likely to take place.
As a way to “track” the spread of the virus, organizers will be using Co2 cannons to emulate the virus and how it spreads.