The British experiment was conducted without restrictions on Covid-19. It was part of the government’s event research program (ERP) and will provide scientific data to help employees plan how nightclubs and live events can return to the UK this summer.
Liverpool Public Health Director Matt Ashton said the rave gave “a look at what we think the future might hold”.
Speaking to the BBC, Ashton said it was “wonderful” to see people’s facial expressions as they gathered in a specially remodeled warehouse on Friday.
But he stressed that the event was a scientific experiment and that participants would now have to return to compliance with coronavirus restrictions. Participants who test positive for the virus will need to isolate themselves as usual.
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“And that’s why it’s so important for me to gather science around this so that we can do it safely and correctly in the future.”
The health official said such pilot events were crucial to opening up the economy.
“It will be part, I think, of a longer trip to find out how we live with Kovid safer in the future,” Ashton said.
Restrictions and social distancing hit the British music industry hard.
“This is not an easy process and is particularly difficult as the night sector has not been open for more than a year,” said Claire McColgan, Liverpool’s director of culture, in a statement issued by the council before the event.
On Sunday, British music lovers will be able to enjoy another live event as part of the ERP, held in Liverpool’s Sefton Park.
The musical event with a sale will take place in a “huge” large upper tent, and once they pass through the gates, participants will not have to wear cladding or maintain social distancing, the Festival Festival host said in a statement.
“[This event is] to demonstrate our absolute commitment, which we can and will open on June 21. We want to bring the fans back to the festival of safe events this year. We all need a summer of live music, “Festival Republic Managing Director Melvin Ben said in a statement.
The BRIT Awards in London will also welcome live audiences on May 11.