After 20 months the discos reopen: reduced capacity, but you can dance without a mask

After 20 months of closure, even the discos and dance halls are ready to reopen. In the decree that will revise the capacities of stadiums, theaters and cinemas expected in the council of ministers, the go-ahead will in fact also enter discos, but with stringent stakes decided by the CTS: you will enter only with the green pass and the indoor capacity can be a maximum of 35% (50% outdoors). The good news is that you can take off the mask to dance, while you will have to wear it at all other times.

The green light of the Cts

The reopening of the discos had already been a concrete hypothesis last summer when the Technical Scientific Committee gave its first opinion, but then nothing came of it. Now the CTS has met once again and has basically confirmed its green light with one difference: the first yes last summer was about outdoor dance halls now in the middle of autumn with indoor venues changing recommendations. And they foresee that the discos will be able to reopen in the white zone with 35% of capacity indoors (including staff) and 50% outdoors for all those customers who will be equipped with a green pass and under the obligation to register for all accesses. .


In the face of these very stringent stakes, the good news for patrons is that the mask can be removed while dancing (an activity compared to “indoor physical activities”), but it will have to be worn at all other times.

Other recommendations include the obligation to use disposable glasses, the presence of “ventilation systems without air circulation” and the “possibility of frequent hand sanitation as well as cleaning and sanitizing the premises”.

Opposing managers: so difficult to reopen

For the managers, however, these stakes are a hard blow: «The important thing is to reopen but in this way the conditions are not favorable, because they will affect costs, I hope that the percentages on capacity can be reviewed in the CDM. Otherwise in these conditions it will be difficult for many to reopen. It’s ridiculous. If I have a restaurant with 1000 people and I can only put 350 people in it, including the staff, how do I cover the costs? He warned Maurizio Pasca president of Silb, the union of ballroom managers.


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