After a pause of almost two years, nightclubs in Georgia will open on December 17, Co-founder of underground club Bassiani Naja Orashvili reported.
“On December 17, after a two-year pause, the doors of clubs across Georgia will open and I hope it will never close again,” Naja Orashvili posted on her Facebook page.
Dato Lezhava, a representative of Act4culture, confirmed the information to local media outlet bm.ge.
“Nightclubs will be allowed to open from mid-December,” he said, adding that nightclubs will have to adhere to certain safety regulations, in particular:
Clubs will have to meet 5 basic conditions:
The covid-pass concept will be in force; Covid-pass operation at the entrance will be controlled by a specially designated person;
80% of tickets must be sold online;
The ventilation system must meet the requirements;
Admission to the facility is limited to 50% of full capacity.
Compliance with the requirements by the nightclubs will be monitored by both the Labor Inspectorate and the initiative group itself.
The clubs have been closed for 21 months due to covid restrictions. The club industry has been negotiating with the government for several months now. Pilot parties were also held where the virus-positive rate was only 0.5%.
By Ana Dumbadze