Sumary of Nightclubs in England may sue to stop Covid-rule easing delays:
- Nightclubs and bars could sue the government to prevent a delay to Covid-19 restrictions being lifted on 21 June in England, amid mounting fears that struggling venues will go to the wall if they have to stay closed any longer..
- The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) is understood to be weighing up legal action on behalf of venues such as nightclubs that have spent money to be ready to welcome guests after a year of enforced closure..
- But nightclubs and smaller venues, where social distancing is impossible, have been shut for either six months or in many cases since the onset of the pandemic..
- “If this gets pushed down the line, they’ve used their last cash resource to get to the point where they can open the doors,”.
- A government-imposed moratorium that prevents commercial landlords from demanding late rent payments comes to an end on 1 July..
- “We’ve got people who have compromised themselves financially who don’t know if they’ll get out of debt,”.
- We’ve paid full rent through the entire thing and the grants haven’t covered that, so we’re desperate to open to get the cashflow.”.
- Nattriss said he had already spent money on stocking up, amid shortage of supply of some drinks, but did not believe nightclubs would be able to open until 5 July at the earliest…