Ibiza has lifted coronavirus restrictions on night-time social gatherings.
The change is part of a new line of measures, as the island reduces its COVID-19 alert level to the medium risk category, in line with that of the other Balearic Islands.
The new measures came into effect from Wednesday, 15th September, and mean that social gatherings between 2am and 6am will now be able to go ahead without restriction. This will remain the case until 29th September, when the situation will be re-evaluated.
Vaccine passport plans for England have been scrapped by the government.
Just one week after the UK government announced that it would be pressing on with plans to introduce vaccination passports for entry to clubs and other large-scale events, UK health secretary Sajid David has confirmed that the passport scheme would no longer be introduced.
The UK Government has confirmed that it will press on with plans to introduce vaccine passports as a requirement for entry to clubs in England starting next month.
Boris Johnson’s spokesperson said the Government would not U-turn on the plan as has been recently speculated, and that the plans will definitely go ahead as of 1st October.
"We set out broadly our intention to require vaccination for nightclubs and some other settings," Johnson's spokesperson said this week. "We will be coming forward in the coming weeks with detail for that."
More than 1,000 attendees of this year's Latitude Festival have tested positive for COVID-19.
Almost 5,000 cases of coronavirus have reportedly been linked to this month's edition of Boardmasters Festival in Newquay.
Health officials say that 4,700 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 have reported that they had attended the festival, or had connections to people who had attended it. The event, which took place from 11th-15th August, has a capacity of around 50,000 people in total.
Around three-quarters of those who tested positive for COVID-19 are aged 16-21 and about 800 live in the county, according to figures shared by the local health authority.
Large music festivals have increased the number of coronavirus cases in Catalonia, according to a study by the Catalan health department.
Irish DJ Sunil Sharpe has penned an open letter to senior Irish politicians about what he describes as a neglect of the events industry.
Sharpe, a campaigner for change in licensing rules and other matters surrounding Ireland's nighttime industry as part of the group Give Us The Night, has addressed the letter to Micheál Martin, the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland; Leo Varadkar, the deputy prime minister and minister for enterprise, trade and employment; and Catherine Martin, the minister for tourism, culture, arts, Gaeltacht, sport and media.
Carl Cox has urged fans to get vaccinated against coronavirus in a new interview.
Following the announcement last month that proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 will be required for entry into nightclubs in England from the end of September, Carl Cox has appeared in an NHS video to discuss the importance of vaccination and how it supports the UK's nightlife sector.
The UK Government has announced that UK festivals are set to be covered by £750 million insurance scheme.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Live Events Reinsurance scheme, which is a partnership with Lloyd's bank, earlier this week. Speaking about the new scheme, the Treasury said: "This scheme will support live events across the UK that are open to the general public. It will cover costs incurred in the event of cancellation due to the event being legally unable to happen due to government Covid restrictions.”