A Swiss nightclub in the town of Lausanne has been transformed into a temporary blood donation centre during the coronavirus pandemic.
People have been able to donate blood on the dancefloor of the disused MAD nightclub - which has re-opened for the service after a ten month closure due to restrictions limiting the spread of COVID-19.
“It was almost heartbreaking to see a place like this which has existed for almost 35 years asleep for so long,” said Igor Blaska, club manager. “So of course we were proud to organise any activity that was possible.”
London’s fabric has been awarded over £1 million from the Arts Council's Culture Recovery Fund.
Following the first waves of recepients announced for the UK's Culture Recovery Fund, which included the likes of NTS, Peckham's Rye Wax, Columbo group — the parent company of London clubs XOYO and Phonox — and Manchester's YES, fabric nightclub announced that the team had been successful in their application for the CRF.
Some of the leading music industry bodies have shared a supplementary guide for festival organisation in 2021.
As the music industry finds new ways to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the Events Industry Forum, Association of Independent Festivals, and Association of Festival Organisers has joined forces with Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and Public Health England (PHE) to create the guide for festivals in the future.
The Ibiza Government has plans for rapid COVID-19 testing systems to open a tourist corridor next summer.
After Spain’s Tourism Minister, Reyes Moroto, enforced a temporary ban on UK visitors to the country back in June, the governments of the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands have now revealed plans to introduce coronavirus testing in 2020, creating a tourist corridor for those arriving from the UK and Europe.
Berlin has imposed a curfew on all bars and restaurants amid rising COVID-19 cases in the capital.
Following new restrictions from the French government earlier this week, which saw all bars in Paris order to close, the mayor of Berlin, Michael Mueller, has enforced a curfew on bars and restaurants in the German capital city.
The events industry is holding a Global Day of Action today, 30th September, calling for government support amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Back in August, music industry workers marched in Manchester, calling on the government to provide for employees in the touring and festival events sectors. The #WeMakeEvents march coincided with a country-wide ‘Red Alert’ day, where venues lit up red in unison.
France has banned gatherings of over 1,000 attendants in 11 cities across the country.
Announced yesterday, on Monday 29th September, the French government announced that new COVID-19 prevention rules would come into effect in Paris and 11 other cities, after positive coronavirus tests in the country rose from below 5% to 7.4%.