Each year, July is one of the busiest months for Balearic hotspots, Hï Ibiza and Ushuaïa, but neither White Island venue intends to open its doors during the month amid ongoing coronavirus health concerns, even as other Ibiza sites such as Ibiza Rocks and Pikes announce their opening parties.
Hï Ibiza and Ushuaïa promoters disclosed that the respective locations would remain closed in a statement published on Twitter on June 15, writing,
“Now is the time to act responsibly and not risk anything that we have collectively achieved together in the last [few] months.
The health and safety of our guests, artists, and staff is our number one priority and we will not operate if there is any kind of health risk for anyone. When that situation changes, and only when it’s safe, we’ll be ready to open again.”
Hï Ibiza and Ushuaia’s decision not to reopen in July follows a declaration from Spain’s national government that nightclubs could resume regular programming. Under the government’s instruction, clubs would be permitted to host events at a third of maximum capacity and required to not only enforce mask use in instances when social distancing is not feasible but also replace dance floors with tables. Shortly after the government issued this announcement, Balearic Islands president, Francina Armengo, ordered clubs to stay closed to avoid subsequent outbreaks.
— Hï Ibiza (@hiibizaofficial) June 15, 2020
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