After an extended lockdown period, clubs in Ibiza may be allowed to open next month.
According to a report in Majorca Daily Bulletin, The Nightlife Employer’s Association, ABONE, is confident that clubs and other venues on the White Isle will be allowed to cast away the chains from their doors from October following positive meetings with the Balearic government.
Jose Luiz Benitez (Ibiza Nightlife Manager) and Miguel Perez-Marsa (Abone President) met with tourism minister Iago Negeuruela to discuss the possibility of reopening the sector. The plans place safety at the heart of the process to move forward, with Negueruela making it clear that he is aware of just how badly affected the nightlife sector is.
The plans to reopen would come with limitations. There would be a reduction in venue capacities, table service, and floor markings.
Last week saw some restrictions lifted. Social gatherings between 2 AM and 6 AM are now allowed. These plans will remain in place until the end of September and be re-evaluated then.
Pilot events have been taking place, with the first held at the Hard Rock Hotel on the 25th of June, with 1200 of the island’s key workers invited for a session aimed at testing COVID-19 protocols within nightlife and music settings ahead of clubs being allowed to return en masse.
Source: DJ Mag