DIY rapid COVID testing kits have been distributed to a number of countries in Europe.
Rapid coronavirus testing kits, which have been designed by testFWRD with the re-opening of hospitality venues and the return of mass events in mind, have been distributed across Europe to Germany, Spain and Portugal, and also to the UK.
Spain plans to incorporate vaccine passports into its safe travel protocol, which may allow tourists to travel to the country and its surrounding islands this summer.
Spanish Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto told journalists on Monday that the government plans to introduce vaccination certificates, or “passports”, into its safe travel corridor scheme, as “an element of safe mobility”.
Support for the live music industry ‘must continue’ ahead of planned reopening, sector spokespeople say.
After almost 12 months of shuttered clubs and music venues, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave hope to the sector in a press conference yesterday (22nd), announcing that nightclubs across the country could be reopened as soon as the 21st June.
UK nightclubs may not reopen until the entire adult population is vaccinated, new reports suggest.
Ibiza bars and restaurants will be able to open outdoor areas from March.
In a report published today (18th) by Spanish news oulet The Olive Press, it has been announced that the Balearic government will begin their de-escalation plan on the 2nd March 2021, after coronavirus forced clubs, restaurants, bars and other businesses to close their doors.
MPs have been warned that UK nightlife faces “extinction” without immediate government action.
Nightclubs in the UK could reopen with the help of rapid COVID-19 testing, Prime Minster Boris Johnson has said.
Almost 12 months ago, nightclubs and music venues in the UK were ordered to close with immediate effect due to the spread of COVID-19.
The Dutch Government has said that festivals should be possible in the Netherlands from July.
After the Dutch prime minster had previously announced that nightclubs would remain closed until a vaccine was available for COVID-19, a number of festivals and trial events have announced they are planning to go ahead in 2021, following an announcement from the Dutch government regarding live events.
Coachella has been forced to cancel this year's event.
The Southern California festival was forced to postpone in April last year, before completely cancelling the rescheduled October dates, amid the coronavirus. It has now been announced that Coachella will be unable to go ahead in 2021.
Berlin clubbing won’t be back to normal until end of 2022, says the city's Club Commission.
Speaking with Deutsche Presse-Agentur, chairwoman of the Berlin Club Commission and CEO of club Gretchen, Pamela Schobeß, said that she is anticipating a period of two years before clubs in Berlin can continue normal programming.
She added that the city's nightlife institutes were "the first to be closed and the last to be allowed to reopen," and kick-starting the clubbing economy "cannot go from zero to one hundred" without the continued support of federal and state governments.