image copyright Dave J Hogan / image caption Latitude a last took place in 2019, when the acts included Sigrid, Lana Del Rey and George Ezra
A hotel set ground rules for guests heading to Latitude Festival in Suffolk to "protect his belongings ".
The four-day music and art festival at Henham Park, which kicked off Thursday, is the first major event following the lifting of most Covid re restrictions .
The Angel of Halesworth has stated that he will not clean the rooms, and breakfast must be taken in the rooms or outside.
Owner Simon Tennant said: "The gathering of so many people - 40,000 people - poses a higher risk.
Latitude said it Ticket holders would be required either proof of a negative lateral flow test performed prior to travel on the day of arrival at the festival, or proof of full vaccination, with the second dose received at least 14 days prior the first day of attending the event.
image caption The Angel pub and restaurant usually filled with people returning from Latitude, Mr Tennant said
"[In North Suffolk] We were able to avoiding the main infection rate, so we feel more risk sensitive - we've stayed relatively on the sidelines and are working to maintain that level, ”Tennant added.
“They need to be tested, but a lot of this evidence is taken with confidence, and I know the [local area] considers this a risk, and we need to protect our business,” Mr. Tennant added.
Speaking of restrictions for guestses, he stated that the seven rooms had been reserved by festival ticket holders or the production team.
"We have just applied some extr a rule - we will not serve not the rooms during their stay, and we ask them to have their breakfast outside, or as room service to protect our environment, ”he added.
image caption Simon Tennant, who has been running The Angel for 11 yearsns, said he was not against Latitude Festival
As an added precaution, the hotel pub and restaurant, located 10 km from Henham Park, will close the day after the festival.
He said he had not considered canceling reservations and was not against Latitude Festival.
"I think Latitude is always a good thing for our areas, it 'sa great window for North Suffolk, and I know it will give a lot of fun to a lot of people.
"I will always support it.
The government will use data from the Latitude Festival to help organize future events in a more secure manner.
It aims to measure risk of Covid-19 infection associated with attending a mass rally by examining those who subsequently request a PCR test from the NHS Test and Trace, and then those who test positive.
Searching for the first pilot hole event setves no major epidemic .
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