Nightlife asks to open venues in the Canary Islands 'only' for vaccinated people
The Canarias de Noche association, which represents nightlife companies that own nightclubs, discotheques, and fun pubs in the Canary Islands, has made an official request to the Government to allow them to open their venues under the same conditions that the hospitality business is opening interiors with the use of the Digital Covid Certificate as proof of vaccination.
In addition, the sector also proposes a series of alternatives that are already being carried out in other European countries, such as access to the premises only for those people who are vaccinated, which also acts as an incentive for young people that want to party, to get their vaccination.
In this sense, the members of the association that represents nightlife venues throughout the Canary Islands, state that the companies in the sector have suffered the longest throughout the pandemic, having been forced to close last August and many jobs have fallen by the wayside, and emphasize that now is the time to adopt measures that make the reactivation of activity in this sector feasible.
Last week, the business owners of the sector showed their agreement and support to the curfew proposed by the Canarian Government to avoid "illegal parties and uncontrolled gatherings", a situation that has contributed to the increase in contagion data, which has again harmed the entire nightlife sector.
For this reason, the members of the association say that it is not possible to continue taking the same measures to continue harming them, while bars and restaurants offer their service with the same guarantees of control and capacity that nightlife can offer.
Image: Stock photo of Las Veronicas in Tenerife. Not all venues are currently open.