The crowd goes wild: How Covid-19 has changed our behaviour at events

A Stuff article.

Covid-19 has changed crowd behaviour, international experts say. How are New Zealand experts keeping people safe at large events? 

In a crowd, are you excitable or argumentative and pogoing like a pinball? If the thought of a large crowd in a Covid-19 world fills you with dread, you’re not alone.

An internationally acclaimed expert in crowd science and safety, Professor Keith Still from the University of Suffolk in Britain, said crowd behaviour has “fundamentally changed” because of Covid-19 and the subsequent restrictions to limit its spread.

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