Pilot Nightclub Event Considered To Be A Success
The promoters of a pilot nightclub event that took place at the Button Factory in Dublin on Thursday September 30 have said that they feel that it was very successful.
As reported last week, the event was Ireland's first indoor nightclub event in almost 19 months and and 450 people were expected to attend it, which is 60% of the venue's maximum capacity and is in line with current COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions for indoor events.
Hidden Agenda Promotions Representative Statements
As reported by rte.ie, David Parle of Hidden Agenda Promotions said that once people got inside the venue, which is located in the capital's Temple Bar area, it felt like a "normal" night out.
Parle reportedly said that the 450 individuals who attended the event wanted to bond with others and see people who they had not seen in a while, and that "hopefully we are nearly there with that".
Parle reportedly said that because the event was a pilot one, it was important for antigen testing to be carried out to prove that the event could be held safely.
However, Parle reportedly said that the testing took a lot of work, and involved hiring extra employees and a separate building to carry out tests throughout the day.
Parle reportedly said that he is not sure how practical such measures would be for more widespread usage, but that he hopes that the government will provide direction on that.
Minister For Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport And Media Statement
Meanwhile, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin reportedly said that a report on the use of antigen testing is expected soon.
No Positive Tests And Follow-Up Contact
There were reportedly no positive COVID-19 tests reported during testing for the event, and the Department of Arts reportedly said that attendees will be contacted in the coming days to see if any infection occurred due to the event.
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