Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the country’s clubs will remain closed until at least 24th January, in an attempt to help curb the spread of the Omicron variant.
Yesterday’s announcement confirmed that restrictions on large outdoor events would be lifted from Monday, while restrictions on indoor venues will remain in place for at least another week after that date.
A British DJ has avoided prosecution after triggering New Zealand's first Omicron scare.
Drum & bass DJ Dimension, aka Robert Etheridge, arrived in the country on 16th December. He spent seven days in quarantine before breaking home isolation rules before receiving a negative day-nine test. Etheridge later tested positive for Omicron - thought to be the first community exposure of the highly contagious variant in the country - before canceling a slot at Rhythm & Alps festival on South Island resort Wānaka.
Finland's prime minister has apologised for clubbing despite being exposed to Covid-19.
Sanna Marin came under widespread criticism after a Finnish gossip magazine published photos of her dancing at a Helsinki nightclub until 4AM last week (Saturday, 4th December). It happened only hours after it was reported that she was in contact with Finnish foreign minister, Pekka Haavisto, who had tested positive for the virus.
DJ Mag is offering one lucky winner the chance to win a trip to Amsterdam to meet 2021’s No.1 DJ backstage.
Now in year five of a long-term partnership, Top 100 DJs has raised more than £80,000 for Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation. With this money, Unicef has been able to provide enough life-saving vaccines to protect more than one million children worldwide.
A vaccine pass or a negative COVID-19 test will be soon required for entry into Welsh nightclubs.
From 11th October, clubs in the country will only permit access to those with an NHS COVID Pass, confirming proof of vaccination or a negative later flow test within the last 48 hours.
More than 1,000 attendees of this year's Latitude Festival have tested positive for COVID-19.
Barcelona’s indoor nightlife is to close this weekend in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Catalan government has ruled that indoor nightclubs will not be able to open from Friday, 9th July. Outdoor events will still be permitted, with a curfew of 3 AM.
The move comes in the wake of other Spanish regions reimposing restrictions due to a sharp spike in cases in the country. While 40% of Spain's 47 million citizens have been fully vaccinated, only one in ten within the 20-29 age group have received both doses.
Nightclubs in England will be able to operate at full capacity, with no restrictions in place from 19th July — pending confirmation of stage four of lockdown easing next Monday (12th July) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced.