Cautious clubbing begins again in Switzerland

Parties with up to 300 people have been slowly reigniting the country’s nightlife scene

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Time Out editors

Anyone who’s been missing the party in Switzerland will be pleased to hear that nightclubs are now beginning to welcome back both clubbers and DJs.

Thanks to more lockdown restrictions being eased by the Swiss Government, public events of up to 300 people have been allowed to take place with a midnight curfew, meaning that clubs have been holding small-scale parties. Venues around the country, including Weetamix in Geneva and Supermarket in Zurich, have hosted nights featuring headline DJs including Swiss house superstar Luciano.

Clubs do not need to enforce social distancing for these events, but they must let attendees know this in advance. Attendees also need to leave their details with the club. Geneva’s D! Club states on its website that clubbers need to be registered with the Swiss Night Pass scheme beforehand, so that contact details of the whole audience are readily available. D! Club’s website also mentions that its security service will take people’s temperature with contactless thermometers as they enter the venue.

The Swiss Government recently announced that from June 22, larger events of up to 1,000 people are allowed, but groups must still be separated into sections of 300. The government has said that the 1,000-person limit will remain in place until at least August 31.

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