After the OK from the Technical Scientific Committee, the great machine of the capital’s premises is ready to start again: the first step after 19 months of hiatus, imposed with the outbreak of the pandemic. At least for the most loyal to the rules. Because the police checks have repeatedly ascertained how, since the return of the Lazio region in the white zone (June 14), some locals have organized parties and evenings in violation of rules and regulations. From the dance halls of Ostia to those of the Colosseum, fines and license suspensions have fallen. But now, starting next Monday and with new rules, you can go back to dancing.
Discos, Fiepet-Confersecenti: reopening step forward
THE NEW RULES
Meanwhile, the entrepreneurs of the night are organizing themselves. There are 100 ballrooms that have remained closed and that will be able to return to activity, for the moment, at 50%. Also in this case the Grenn pass will be mandatory: at the entrances a double filter will be activated with the certificate check and the contact details to contact for tracking. «We hoped to be able to save the summer season, but we were the last to reopen. We are reorganizing ourselves, as far as capacity is concerned, we hope it will be only for an initial phase as it was for cinemas and theaters which have then reached full capacity “says Antonio Flamini, president of Silb Lazio, the association that brings together the locals dance clubs and discos. A sector that recorded a loss of 100 million euros in turnover in 2020 alone. A collapse that paralyzed 10,000 jobs. Bartenders, dancers, DJs and barmen left without evenings to animate and therefore without work.
«We immediately started looking for staff» explains Gianluca D’Ettorre, owner of Room26 at Eur: «It’s not easy because many, to survive the Covid crisis, have changed jobs. From an organizational point of view, for those who, like us, have respected the rules and remained closed, turning on the lights on the track is more complicated. However, we are organizing the calendar of the evenings, we want to return in style after this prolonged closing period »concludes D’Ettorre. The first big date is for Halloween night, for the end of the month. While some locals have chosen the “early” opening. Like the Vinyl (ex 45 Turns) which will be operational from this week. The Room26 and the Piper, instead from next 22 October.
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