Halifax nightclub confirms date for reopening

A popular Halifax nightclub has confirmed a date for its reopening after closing over seven months ago.
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Atik, in Ward's End, shut in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the owners have confirmed it is set to reopen on October 30 at 6pm.

Since lockdown restrictions started becoming implemented throughout the UK earlier this year, the Government raised the difficulties of making nightclubs Covid-secure due to limited social distancing and lower ability to keep areas clean constantly.

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A spokesperson from the nightclub said: "Our re-opening will launch on Friday 30th October at 6pm.

Atik, in Ward's EndAtik, in Ward's End
Atik, in Ward's End

"We're so excited to have you back in our venue."

In spite of pubs, theatres, music halls and many open-air venues now being allowed to start running again with social distancing, nightclubs pose a major challenge.

It is believed that clubs will be required to adhere to a strict set of rules before resuming operations.

It's been said that dance floors are 'a challenging area to operate' with social distancing remaining intact.

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This could mean that clubbers wash their hands with sanitiser before coming in.

Dance floor fans may be subject to temperature checks before entry, and queuing outside venues would be spaced out with markings to maintain distancing.

For clubs with seating and tables, people may have to remain in their seat within a bubble to stick to social distancing.

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