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Berlin To Trial Indoor Clubbing Events This Weekend
Christian Eede , August 4th, 2021 14:39

2,000 PCR-tested clubbers will have access to six venues across the city

Berlin's Senate Department for Culture and Europe is holding a trial initiative this week to test the viability of allowing clubs and other venues to start putting on indoor events again.

From 10pm on Friday (August 6) until midday on Sunday (August 8), 2,000 clubbers will be able to freely visit six selected venues: Salon Zur Wilde Renate, Kitkat, SO36, Crack Bellmer, Festsaal Kreuzberg and Metropol. The initiative, which will involve no mask or distancing restrictions, will look into the difficulties of maintaining social distancing at indoor clubbing events, and test how such events might affect the spread of COVID-19.

All participants must take PCR tests from a specific test provider before and after the weekend's events, with those behind the trial not deeming the alternative antigen tests as reliable enough for their study. Participants will also be required to answer a survey after the weekend. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated people are able to get involved in the trial. Find more information via the Club Commission website.