Members of Parliament have voted in favour of introducing Covid passes for entry to nightclubs in England. This means using the NHS Covid app to show proof of either full vaccination or a negative PCR or lateral flow test.
The new policy comes into effect today, Wednesday 15th December, and covers both nightclubs and large venues. This includes indoor events of 500 or more attendees, unseated outdoor events of more than 4,000 people, and any event with more than 10,000 people.
NHS COVID passes will be required for entry into nightclubs in England under newly announced “Plan B” measures in response to rising coronavirus cases.
Vaccine passports are expected to be introduced to nightclubs and other music events in England as part of new Covid-19 regulations set to be announced imminently.
Senior ministers convened this morning, Wednesday 8th December, in preparation for the sign-off of fresh rules — dubbed 'Plan B' — which they hope will curb rising Covid cases, with particular concern stemming from the recent emergence of the Omicron variant.
London's Printworks has announced its programme for spring and summer 2022, with the venue also preparing to celebrate its fifth birthday next year.
A new documentary has been released online charting the history of legendary Coventry venue, The Eclipse — the first legal all-night club in the UK.
'The Eclipse Part 1: I Go Out On Friday Night, And I Come Home On Saturday Morning', is the first chapter in a retelling of this story, which production company Reflection Media states has been "whitewashed from dance music history... until now."
Manchester's Warehouse Project has announced its New Year's Eve party with a huge lineup headlined by Fatboy Slim, Annie Mac and Big Miz.
Visiting guests joining those names at the Mayfield Depot include Yousef, Redlight, Lowsteppa, My Nu Leng, and Ammara, with the likes of longstanding Warehouse Project resident Krysko and Hit & Run boss Rich Reason among the local talent involved.
London venue KOKO will reopen in spring 2022 following a huge £70million restoration and redevelopment project.
Reports of people being spiked using needles in UK clubs have sparked a police investigation and calls for tighter entrance checks by door staff.
The first incidents are believed to have taken place in Scotland on 9th October. A woman at Edinburgh's Liquid Room was injected with an unconfirmed substance. On the same weekend, another woman was spiked, with a needle used to administer a drug, inside Stirling's Tingle Bar.
Nightclubs in Northern Ireland will reopen on 31st October, following an Executive meeting on Thursday 7th October.
Music venues in the country have been shuttered for well over 18 months, having locked down in March 2020. This means partygoers in cities such as Belfast and Derry will enjoy their first nightclub experience on Halloween, traditionally one of Northern Ireland's biggest dates for dance music.