Maskless and Sweaty: Clubbing Returns to Britain for a Weekend

NY Times reports on the trial Liverpool warehouse parties that took place this weekend, in order to test the safety of mass gatherings and to monitor whether social distancing can safely end.

6,000 people attended Liverpool’s Bramley-Moore Dock for two events taking place across last weekend, allowing the government’s Events Research Programme (ERP) to study club environments and the spread of coronavirus. 

To get in, local clubbers had to take a lateral flow test for Covid-19 at one of four official testing centers in Liverpool, then upload the result to a website so it linked to their ticket. When they arrived at the warehouse, their results were checked, but once they passed security, the partyers were free to act as if the pandemic had never happened.

Claire McColgan MBE, Director of Culture and Tourism in Liverpool previously told the Liverpool Echo: “Liverpool is an event city. They are a critical part of our economy, culture and community and so we are delighted to be working with partners across Government, our colleagues at University of Liverpool and a number of local venues and promoters to plan this series of pilot events.

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