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Berlin Clubs To Reopen From March 4
Christian Eede , February 23rd, 2022 17:45

The 2G+ rule will be in place, and all club attendees will be required to test for COVID-19

Clubs will be allowed to fully reopen in Berlin from March 4.

The news comes after the legal return of dancing in indoor venues was confirmed at federal level in Germany last week. With the decision to drop the ban on dancing, as well as many other COVID-19 restrictions, now being ratified by the Berlin Senate, venues will be able to begin fully reopening from the start of March.

Masks and social distancing will not be required upon the reopening of clubs, but the 2G+ rule – requiring club attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or recently recovered from the virus – will come back into place. Everyone must also show proof of a negative antigen test, regardless of whether they're fully vaccinated or not.

Hamburg and North Rhine-Westphalia are among the other local governments to have ratified the federal decision to drop the ban on indoor dancing and gatherings, and a number of Berlin clubs – Hoppetosse, Paloma and Funkhaus among them – have already confirmed plans for reopening parties.

Clubs in Berlin had been forced to run at 50 percent capacity from late November following the arrival and spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Just weeks later, all clubs were forced to close due to the introduction of a ban on indoor dancing.

Find more information about the new clubbing rules in the city via Berlin's Clubcommission.

Clubs have also started to reopen across a number of European nations in recent weeks following various forms of lockdown triggered by the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.