Indoor nightlife in Catalonia could reopen on Oct 15 with Covid certificates required

The Catalan government is planning to allow indoor spaces at clubs and other late-night venues to reopen from October 15, with patrons required to show Covid certificates to gain entry.

That’s according to Fecasarm, a group that represents various associactions from the restaurant and music sectors, who met with government figures on Monday.

New measures that allow the reopening of outdoor nightlife venues from Thursday until three in the morning and for bars and restaurants to serve customers until 1am were announced following that meeting, a decision which comes only a few days before Barcelona and Tarragona celebrate their annual celebrations, La Mercè and Santa Tecla.

Joaquim Boadas, Fecasarm general secretary, told the Catalan News Agency (ACN) that during the meeting it was announced that on October 15 there will be a complete reopening of nightlife, including indoor clubs, with pre-pandemic opening hours permitted.

He also that the government could “possibly” make an announcement before that date, and that he was sure that Covid certificates would be required upon entry.

Covid certificates will also be required, when it is allowed, for late-night entry to outdoor spaces, according to Meritxell Masó, general secretary of the Catalan health department.

The certificates will have to show that at least one of three scenarios applies to the bearer: that they have recovered from coronavirus, that they have tested negative for Covid using an antigen test, or that they have been fully vaccinated.

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