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Preston nightclub gets green light to reopen tonight at last minute

Written by on August 1, 2020

A venue in Preston that had previously operated as a nightclub pre-pandemic has been told it can ‘legally repurpose’ and reopen today.

Following fresh external counsel advice, Preston City Council has just informed Switch that despite yesterday’s clear Government guidance to the contrary, they are legally able to reopen Saturday, August 1.

Councillor Peter Moss, Deputy Leader and cabinet member for planning and regulations said: “In order to clarify Government’s guidance we received Friday July 31 regarding Switch, today we have sought expert external legal advice and been in further dialogue with the operator of Switch.

“This advice has just come back to inform us that Switch is legally able to repurpose and reopen accordingly.

“This is on the strict basis that Switch proceeds with the agreed safety precautions and do not allow dancing in the venue, the venue is now free to reopen this evening.

“We appreciate this is a very different position to what we announced earlier. Officers have been working tirelessly to resolve the situation in the best way.

“We do ask all patrons who attend to take the safety precautions very seriously, to prevent further spread of coronavirus in Preston.”