Nightclub to reopen in Liverpool next month as part of ‘historic’ trial: The first nightclub event in the UK for more than a year is set to take place in Liverpool at the end of the month. It will be held across two nights, with nightclub Circus hosting The First Dance event, which will welcome 6,000 clubbers to the city’s Bramley-Moore Dock warehouse. The event will not require any social distancing or face coverings because it is hoped it will pave the way for more clubs to open across the country. The event is part of the national Events Research Programme, which will provide data on how events for a range of audiences could be permitted to safely reopen as part of the roadmap out of lockdown. Ticket holders will have to take a lateral flow test 24 hours before the event and produce a negative result to gain entry. The event will take place on 30 April and 1 May. Claire McColgan, director of Culture Liverpool, told Sky News: “This hasn’t been an easy process and it’s particularly hard as the night-time sector hasn’t been open for more than a year. It will be a different event to what people are used to – from the ticketing process to getting a negative lateral flow test before you’re allowed entry. But anyone who attends will not only be helping to get clubs up and running in Liverpool, they will be pioneers for the whole country.”

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