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Labour Inspection: holding events in night clubs not allowed

The Interagency Coordination Council has not yet decided to open night clubs thus events in the facilities are not allowed, the Labour Inspection Service of Georgia reports in response to the information announced earlier that night clubs in Georgia open on December 17.

Co-founder of underground club Bassiani in Tbilisi Naja Orashvili announced the opening of the clubs on December 17 via her Facebook post published on December 7.

She stated that the Georgian government supported the idea of ‘safe events’ initiated by the Electronic Music and Club Culture Recovery Fund and the Cultural and Creative Industries Union of Georgia (Act4culture) and noted that ‘at this stage, technical issues are being clarified in order for electronic music spaces to gain green status.’

  • Bassiani club co-founder: clubs across Georgia will open December 17

Dato Lezhava, a representative of Act4culture and the head of the Labour Inspection Service Beka Peradze also confirmed the information to local media outlet, however, the state body released the statement today saying that ‘work is underway to develop a draft night club safety protocol.’

The decision regarding restoration of night clubs will be made after the completion of several procedures and the representatives of the sector will be notified in the near future,” the statement reads.

The platform Act4culture was created in April of 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. It aims ‘to influence state and legislative decisions through advocacy and to help the sector overcome the existing challenges and crisis.’

  • Tbilisi City Hall allocates 2 mln GEL to assist electronic, club music artists

Tbilisi City Hall allocated two million GEL for about 500 artists in the electronic and club music industry in March of this year in order to overcome the crisis related to the pandemic.

Night clubs in Georgia have been closed for almost two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


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