Coronavirus: Swiss nightclubs to reopen in June – but revellers must keep two metres apart

Coronavirus: Swiss nightclubs to reopen in June – but revellers must keep two metres apart
A disco ball at a nightclub in Satigny, near Geneva, Switzerland. Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP
The Swiss government is expected to announce on Wednesday afternoon that nightclubs will again be allowed to open across the country on June 8th. Patrons will however be asked to keep two metres from each other at all times.

As reported by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Swiss Health Minister Alain Berset is expected to announce on Wednesday afternoon that the next round of lockdown relaxations, set to take place on June 8th, will include discos and nightclubs.

Although the risk of transmitting the coronavirus would appear high in nightclubs, the Swiss government is expected to require establishments to adhere to a range of distancing and hygiene rules. 

READ: What will and won't be allowed to open in Switzerland on June 8th 

This is set to include a maximum of 300 people at each establishment, while the NZZ reports that patrons will also be expected to keep two metres apart at all times. 

The maximum of 300 is set to be the same for protests, private events, summer camps and sporting events. 

Groups of up to 30 will be again allowed to meet without adhering to distance requirements. 

The surprising move comes amid reports that sporting events will again be allowed to have spectators from July 1st, albeit up to a maximum of 1,000 people. 

 


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