Berlin clubs are to be reduced to 50% capacity from this weekend due to rising cases of COVID-19.
Due to a new ruling, venues and nightclubs in the German capital will only be able to operate at half-capacity from Saturday, 27th November. It's the latest development in a rollercoaster few months for the city regulations-wise.
Clubs in the German state of Bavaria have been forced to close for three weeks starting from 22nd November.
All nightlife in the region, which also includes bars, has been ordered to shut as the region enters back into a short-term partial lockdown in order to break the cycle of a concerning increase in new COVID-19 infections.
UK charity Youth Music has launched a new fund worth £1.7 million to aid various nationwide music projects with post-pandemic recovery.
As part of the Youth Music Recharge Fund, successful applicants across England, Scotland and Wales will be elligible to up to £30,000 a year for three years. The one-off funding round will be shared equitably between 40 music organisations, Youth Music says.
Clubs in the Netherlands must close by 9pm for three weeks, under new rules imposed by the Dutch Government.
The restrictions, which came into effect on Saturday, 13th November, have been put in place in response to an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases in the Netherlands, which recently hit a new high in transmission rates.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte confirmed that the restrictions will remain in place until Saturday, 4th December, though the possibility also remains that the shutdown of venues will continue past that date.
A new study has found that listening to music helped improve emotional wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that people spent more time listening to music than before while in lockdown.
Nightclubs in Ireland will reopen at full capacity this weekend, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced their closure in March 2020.
With most COVID-19 measures being relaxed from today, punters will now be able to order a drink at the bar once again, while later closing times will also return at pubs, bars and music venues.
More than a third of UK music industry workers lost their jobs last year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the shutdown of clubs and music venues, as well as the cancellation of festivals, across the nation.
Around 69,000 jobs were lost in total, while the shutdown also wiped billions off the value of the UK music sector, almost halving it in one year, as per a report shared by UK Music.
A new health directive from the Los Angeles City Council will soon mean that patrons must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at nightclubs, indoor bars, wineries, breweries and similar spaces in the area.
The new rule will come into place from 4th November, and was passed by officials on a vote of 11-2. According to Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, this initiative will initially require patrons and workers to have had at least one vaccination dose by 7th October, and then to be fully vaccinated at the start of the following month.
Italy's progressive easing of COVID-19 restrictions sees nightclubs and bars in the country take a further step back towards normality from this week.
From today (11th October), clubs will be allowed to operate at a capacity of 50% for indoor events, while outdoor events will be able to go ahead at 75% of normal capacity.
The easing of restrictions on clubs in the country is in line with a return for a number of cultural and leisure activities, which also now allows cinemas, theatres and concert venues to fill all of their seats, scrapping the current limit of 50%.