London venue Space289 has announced the line-ups for its reopening party series, kicking off at the end of this month.
Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 will be required for entry into nightclubs in England from the end of September, it has been announced.
Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi made the announcement today (19th July), less than 24 hours after clubs were given permission to reopen without restrictions as part of England’s “unlocking”. Speaking to the House of Commons, Zahawi said that, from Autumn, negative Covid-19 tests will “no longer be sufficient” to gain entry into clubs and other "crowded venues".
Nightclubs across England reopened last night (19th July) as all legal COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.
Last week, it was announced that England would proceed with “unlocking” the country, removing all legal coronavirus restrictions, including social distancing, mask requirements and capacity restrictions in clubs and music venues.
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FOLD London has announced its reopening weekend with Rupture and UNFOLD parties at the Canning Town venue.
Things kick off on Friday 23rd with the kind of extended session the 24-hour licensed venue was made for — 18 hours of music featuring techno and rave heavyweights. 7XINS live, Anabel Arroyo, Alba Heidari, Cleric, Dax J, Gareth Wild, James Newmarch, and Lockhart are all due to deliver sets, while a special guest is yet to be announced.
57% of people say music helped them cope through lockdown, a new study by UK Music has found, with 42% listening to more during the crisis than they previously did.
The UK Government has confirmed that nightclubs in England can reopen on 19th July, with most remaining COVID-19 restrictions to be removed as previously outlined.
Limits on the number of people who can meet inside will end, and face masks will no longer be required — although people are urged to continue wearing coverings on public transport and in other crowded settings. Businesses, including events, are also being advised to use vaccine passports.
Nightclubs in England will reportedly reopen on 19th July with no requirements for attendees to present negative COVID-19 tests or proof of vaccination.
A government source told the Evening Standard that Michael Gove, the Cabinet minister leading a review on COVID-19 vaccination passports, believes it would be “too much hassle” for the public and businesses for health checks to be required prior to entry into venues.
UK pilot events recorded 28 COVID-19 cases from 58,000 attendees, according to the official report.
The Government's Event Research Programme (ERP) report was published on Friday 25th June and includes data from gatherings including two indoor club events in Liverpool with a combined crowd of 6,000 people. A marquee concert, also in Merseyside, the BRIT Awards, and F.A. Cup Final are among the other dates that contributed to the study.
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