- The move comes after this month's court ruling that Covid-19 restrictions disproportionately affected nightclubs.
The Senate of Berlin will allow clubs to open indoors—possibly as early as this weekend—for people who are either vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19.
Berlin's Clubcommission posted about the decision today, August 31st. There is no firm date yet, but a AFP report about the government's decision say the new rules will likely come into effect this weekend.
Under the new system, clubbers will be allowed indoors if they've been vaccinated or have recovered from a Covid-19 infection. There will be no capacity restrictions and no mask rules. Those who are unvaccinated or have never had Covid-19 will still be barred entry, even with a negative PCR test.
The decision comes after an administrative court ruled on August 20th that the ban on indoor dancing was "likely to be disproportionate" when it comes to people who have been vaccinated or recently recovered. The Senate of Berlin said its decision today was meant to comply with the ruling. Some venues in Berlin have been operating outdoor spaces since the summer.
Here's Clubcommission's post, and read more about the return of events in Berlin.
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