With 2G, clubs and bars can still be open. But the big party on the first weekend with the new rule fell through. According to a survey, many companies recorded up to 75 percent fewer guests.

No desire to party: Because of the 2G rule, many clubs and bars booked last year Weekend a drop in guests.

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  • Many clubs and bars have introduced the 2G rule to receive guests.

  • Yes the rule doesn't seem to go down well.

  • According to a survey by the Swiss Bar and Club Commission, many establishments remained almost empty last weekend.

Last weekend was the first for clubs and bars with 2G. The conclusion is sobering for the industry. Over 80 percent of the establishments that took part in a survey by the Swiss Bar and Club Commission (SBCK) stated that they had seen a drop in attendance of up to 75 percent over the weekend. 114 companies took part in the survey.

The number of visitors remained unchanged for only five percent in French-speaking Switzerland and 13 percent in German-speaking Switzerland. The commission therefore comes to the conclusion: «Under these conditions, economic operation is not possible», it wrote in a press release on Tuesday afternoon.

Existential winter months

The commission sees no solution in an additional test obligation. It would increase the personnel costs and offend the majority of the vaccinated and recovered guests so that they would stay away from the events.

The experience with 2G from last weekend would have shown how great the economic ones Challenges for companies in night culture are. The winter months and the holidays are existential for night culture companies. During this time, up to 40 percent of annual sales are normally achieved. But the reserves were used up after 18 months of the pandemic.

A temporary closure of the factories is also out of the question for the Commission. “Because one thing is clear: when the clubs and bars are closed, public spaces and private apartments become party zones again. Without protection concept, certificate control or contact tracing. »

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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