Clubbers in Liverpool will be able to attend clubs early as part of a new government covid pilot plan.
According to the Telegraph, the scheme will start on the 12th of April and will allow partygoers to attend venues well before lockdown is due to officially lift on the 21st of June.
The Events Research Programme will provide data to the government on how large-scale events could continue on safely.
With clubs and other intimate social environments remaining closed since last March, the government and industry people are keen to learn how venue can operate post-pandemic.
In Liverpool, nightclubs, comedy clubs and business events venues will be trialled.
The trial will require attendees and venue owners to test several elements such as face covering use, ventilation and venue layout.
Attendees will need to have proof of a negative test before the event and will be monitored afterwards to see if they were exposed to the virus.
Oliver Dowden, the UK’s culture secretary said, “These test events will be crucial in finding ways to get fans and audiences back in safely without social distancing.”
“We will be guided by the science and medical experts, but will work flat out to make that happen. We want to get the people back to enjoying what they love and ensure some of our most important growth industries get back on their feet. These are important steps towards the safe and special summer we all crave and that I’m fully focused on delivering.”
Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown continues as schools reopened earlier this week on the 8th of March.
Providing that all goes to plan, all restrictions on social interaction will be lifted from the 21st of June, allowing clubs, concerts, festivals and all to open and welcome large crowds once again.