07 Oct 2021
by puaweiyi | clubbing culture, News, Feature
Image Credits: Amnesia Ibiza @ Facebook
Clubs in Ibiza and Baleares are allowed to reopen on Friday, October 8, following a ruling by the High Court of Justice of the Balearic Islands on October 1st, Periódico de Ibiza reports.
Clubs in the Balearic Islands, including in Ibiza, are required to implement the use of vaccine passports that prove the holder is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, has passed negative PCR tests carried out three days before the event, or has had a previous record of overcoming exposure to the virus in order to be allowed access to the clubs.
Event-goers are required to present their vaccine passports to verify their vaccination status, and/or other related statuses.
Aside from the passports, other restrictions such as adhering to a two-meter social distancing measure, closing time at 5:00 AM, maximum of 75% allowed capacity, and face masks to be worn at all times when on the dance floor, are to remain in place.
According to El Mundo, judges concluded that these restrictions are necessary to authorize the safe reopening of nightclubs, citing scientific reports and risk assessment of interior spaces.
While clubs are now allowed to operate under these conditions, several clubs such as Hï and Ushuaïa have decided against it due to unfavourable circumstances. Amnesia, however, has announced that it will open its doors this Saturday, October 9, and plans to hold two other parties: one on Friday, October 22 and another on October 23. Other clubs, such as DC-10, have also announced their reopening, with three parties planned in October, organized by CircoLoco.
The decision by the High Court of Justice of the Balearic Islands to reopen Ibiza and other Balearic Islands nightlife marks the very first time that these clubs have been allowed to do so, after nearly a year and a half of closure since the pandemic began.