The UK suffers the highest mortality rate in all of Europe, but the strategy of opening up the country as well continues to hold promise amid high vaccination rates.
Major events have been on the ice for more than a year, but depending on the results of a new series of trial events taking place in the UK, the region’s nightlife sector could be back in action soon. future.
On Friday the Circus nightclub in Liverpool drew 3,000 attendees for an event designed to study the prevalence of COVID-19 among a not-so-distant social population, according to Associated Press. Attendees must take a negative test before the event, but once they have entered they are free to dance, mix, and enjoy performances from Jayda G and Lewis Boardman, all without a mask.
We have seen similar experimental studies conducted across Europe. One such study Barcelona studied the effect of hosting an event not far from social, even if it enforced the use of the mask. The event, which held 5,000 people, showed promise that it did not lead to a surge in COVID infections. UK organizers are hoping for a similar result.
More testing events are planned for this weekend, with the series finally culminating in a larger gathering of 21,000 set to descend on Wembley Stadium on May 15 for the FA Cup soccer final.
At the time of writing, the country’s indoor and leisure food bans are set to be lifted in mid-May, even if social exclusion measures continue until the end of June at the earliest.