A nightclub trial run kicked off in Liverpool, England, on Friday, April 30, as crowds flocked to the first of two dance parties at Bramley-Moore Dock warehouse that required no social distancing or face masks.
The national Events Research Programme (ERP) planned to host club nights and concerts to test the safety of mass gatherings. The trial will examine the risk of COVID transmission at large-scale events, according to the Liverpool Echo.
‘The First Dance,’ hosted by Circus, required attendees to take “LFT COVID tests” to gain entry. The ticket site reads, “Anyone who has missed the excitement of being with other people in a club environment is invited to a beautiful and spacious warehouse to dance the night away without the need to socially distance.” Masks were optional.
Footage shared by Liverpool City Council shows the event on Friday night. Credit: Liverpool City Council via Storyful