As clubs in the UK opened their dancefloors for the first time in 16 months on Monday, Martin Guttridge-Hewitt writes for DJ Mag about how are clubs and promoters are dealing with the contradictory measures and messages from the UK government.
“Plenty has changed since UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans to safely bring the country out of lockdown. Not least the date ‘freedom’ returned. Clubs in England were initially meant to reopen from 21st June, a timeline extended to 19th July, in part so more people could receive coronavirus vaccinations. That plan worked: over 7.5million jabs were administered between then and now. Elsewhere, though, numbers are less encouraging. At the time of writing, the UK has had a rolling average of 45,462 new COVID-19 cases per day for the past week, figures on an upward trajectory, edging closer to January’s second wave peak of almost 60,000 daily infections.”