While the European Broadcasting Union outlined four scenarios for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, they have only outlined three for the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. They are:
- Scenario A – Under this scenario, the contest would take place with no restrictions for the contestants, delegations, press or audience.
- Scenario B – This scenario would be similar to the scenario used for Eurovision 2021. Social distancing and other sanitary measures would be in place for anyone attending the contest. All participants would have to record a “Live on Tape” performance in their home countries, in case someone in a delegation is infected with Covid-19 during their stay in Paris. A maximum audience of 3,500 people would be allowed at both the jury show and the live show by the organisers but the exact number would be subject to the number of infections at the time of the show. In order to gain access to the venue, a proof of a recent negative Covid test (no longer than 48 hours before entrance) would be required. The press centre would comprise of a physical part in Paris and an online part.
- Scenario C – This scenario is similar is similar to Scenario B except that travel restrictions would be in effect for certain delegations. For those delegations unable to travel to Paris, their “Live on Tape” performances would be used as their official performances, similar to Australia in Eurovision 2021.
Scenario D, which was included in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest plans and modelled on the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, has been discarded in the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest planning. This is due to the successful organisation of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.
Author: Richard Taylor