For the first time in over a year, Scotland’s nightclubs will be reopening across the country as restrictions are eased further.
Nightclubs were among the last venues to reopen in Scotland, which has marked the end of Scotland’s Covid-19 Levels system.
The Scottish government clarified that the wearing of facial coverings will not be required when dancing or drinking inside venues.
Stating that they were glad to be back, nightclubbers said that they would be “out every night”. Revellers chanted and screamed as the clock struck midnight, marking ‘Freedom Day’ and the doors reopened for the first time since the pandemic began.
One nightclubber said that he was eager to get back while stating that his only worry was older people, “but the younger generation, the percentage of them getting Covid is so low,”.
However, there are still some restrictions that clubgoers will be obliged to abide by. With the exception of eating, drinking or dancing, a mask must legally be worn when entering and exiting the venue, using the toilets or going to the bar.
Before entering the venue, people will be asked to provide contact details. Clubgoers will also be allowed to stand while drinking, which includes the dance floor, whereas before, people were required to sit while eating or drinking.
People are also urged to wash their hands and avail themselves of the hand sanitiser supplied in the venue. These restrictions could remain in place until 2022.