Nightclubs & gigs WILL reopen on July 19 with no Covid tests or proof of jabs

NIGHTCLUBS and gig venues will reopen on July 19 – and there’ll be no need for Covid tests or proof of jabs.

In a major boost for freedom, Brits will be able to head on big nights out once again next month, é relatado.

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The great British night out will make its return next month, de acordo com relatórios

The great British night out will make its return next month, de acordo com relatóriosCrédito: Getty Images – Getty

Ministers had initially planned to insist on proof that punters aren’t infectious.

But it’s now claimed Michael Gove, who is leading a review, believes it’s simplytoo much hasslefor the public and businesses.

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And a Government source told the Standard: “We’re increasingly confident that people are protected, and the plan is to open everythingwith no exceptions.

The news has been celebrated by clubs, with Simon Thomaschief executive of Leicester Square’s Hippodrome Casinotelling the publication: “This would be a god-send to the night-time economy so we can relaunch central London to a global audience.

It’s time to get on with life and live with this virus as we’ve lived with others before.”

A series of pilot trials have taken place at mass events, including sports games. UMA club night in Liverpool was among the tests.

The results show that there wereno substantial outbreaksafter any of the trials, com 28 infections among 58,000 participantes.

Clubs have been closed since the first lockdown in March 2020. It’s thought a good night out adds £40billion to the UK’s economy.

It's understood clubs will be allowed to throw open their doors on July 19

It’s understood clubs will be allowed to throw open their doors on July 19Crédito: Getty
It follows the success of a trial event in Liverpool, which drew thousands of mask-free revellers to the Circus Nightclub

It follows the success of a trial event in Liverpool, which drew thousands of mask-free revellers to the Circus NightclubCrédito: PA

Michael Kill, chief executive of the Night Time Industries Association, had argued against mandatory testing.

“If you are in a late-night London pub and thinking of going on to the club around the corner, there’s a good chance that having to take a test would make you question whether to bother," ele disse.

A formal decision on clubs is due by July 12 – a week before the UK’s delayed ‘freedom day’ em julho 19.

The news comes after it was reported that so-called Covid passports have been dropped for festivals and sporting events this summer.

Contudo, both the documents and tests are being kept open as options for hospitality this winter if there’s another surge in infections that threatens NHS capacity.

And Boris Johnson yesterday told the cabinet he was “increasingly confident” that all social-distancing rules will be removed on July 19 – and Brits will have tolearn to livewith the virus from there.

The night-time industry is celebrating the good news

The night-time industry is celebrating the good newsCrédito: PA
Sources claim Michael Gove said it would 'simply be too much hassle' to ask punters to wear masks or provide proof of a negative test

Sources claim Michael Gove said it would ‘simply be too much hassleto ask punters to wear masks or provide proof of a negative testCrédito: Getty
And Boris Johnson says it's now time to live with the virus

And Boris Johnson says it’s now time to live with the virusCrédito: Reuters

He said there had been “much shallower growth” in the number of deaths and patients requiring hospital care.

The Prime Minister’s spokesman said: “Cabinet agreed that once we have completed the road map, we will be able to live with Covid in the future even if cases continue to rise, thanks to the protections provided by the vaccine.”

enquanto isso, Brits heading abroad might soon be able to use their NHS app to prove vaccination status when they fly to Europe.

Ontem, a total of 20,479 more Covid cases were recorded in the UKan increase of 75 per cent over the course of the week.

Hospital admissions in England have doubled this month but are still averaging only 204 a day, compared with a peak of more than 4,000 em janeiro.

And by July 19, two thirds of adults will have had both doses of their vaccines.

Chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said last month that delaying the final relaxations until July 19 would halve the impact of a summer peak, but added that “it’s not very obvious that you get much more gain from going on longer”.

enquanto isso, new health secretary Sajid Javid said on Monday he wanted to get life back to normal “O mais breve possível” and vowed there will beno going backonce restrictions are finally ripped up in four weeks.

Um total de 23 Covid-19 deaths were recorded yesterday, para baixo de 27 last Tuesday.

Sajid Javid says ‘there’s no going backonce lockdown restrictions are lifted