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European Clubs Close As Omicron Variant Surges

As Covid-19 cases surge and the threat of the Omicron variant looms large, clubs are closing and imposing new restrictions throughout Europe.


Clubs will close for the next four weeks as of Friday, December 10th with 51,000+ new cases of Covid-19 recorded as of December 4th.

Republic of Ireland

On December 3rd, Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed that clubs – which only reopened in October- will shut from December 7th thru January 9th.


The situation in Germany is changing daily, state by state. On December 2nd, the federal government ruled that clubs must close in states where infections are high. The cut-off point is having at least one city or district with a rate of 350 new infections per 100,000 people per seven-day incidence.


Despite having been open for less than two months in Belgium, clubs closed on Saturday, November 27th. On November 22nd, Belgium recorded its highest Covid-19 figures yet.


Clubs are currently closed in the Netherlands following the the governments’s November 13 ban on all events until at least December 5th. This was revised recently, with all cultural and hospitality venues now having to close by 5 PM for at least three weeks.

Czech Republic

After registering record-high infections, on November 26th, the Czech Republic entered a 30-day “state of emergency” with nightclubs, bars, restaurants and casinos, closing by 10 PM.


Austria was the first European country to lock down in the face of Covid-19’s fourth wave. The lockdown, which began on November 22nd, has been extended to December 11th. Clubs remain closed.

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Author: Saul Goode

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