Berlin clubs could reopen indoors this weekend for those who have received both doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination or have recently recovered from the illness (and therefore have natural antibodies), according to the city's Clubcommission.
The announcement comes following a 20th August administrative court ruling that the current coronavirus restrictions — banning indoor dancing — were likely to be "disproportionate" for those who have been inoculated or have already been infected. Subsequently, on 30th August, the Senate of Berlin made the decision to allow clubs to fully reopen for those who fall into either category.
At the time of writing, no specific dates have been set, but a post by the Clubcommission suggests indoor events could be returning as early as this Friday, 3rd September. It's also important to note that a proposal was put forward to make allowances for those who are not fully vaccinated or recently recovered to attend indoor parties with a negative PCR test. This was rejected, despite a number of trial events using this system over the summer.
"The Berlin Senate decided today to open the club interiors for recovered and vaccinated people. There is no mask requirement or capacity cap. It will likely go into effect Friday night. The proposal of the Clubcommission to offer an option with PCR Tests was unfortunately not approved," the Clubcommission statement reads.
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Last month, Berlin venue Arena hosted a series of vaccination parties, with sets from the likes of Nick Höppner and Tama Sumo.
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