NIGHTCLUB and entertainment venue Salisbury Chapel has announced it is postponing "a few" large-scale events planned for over the Christmas period.

This is in response to uncertainty around the Omicron variant and a rise in Covid-19 cases locally.

In a statement the team said it wants "to be proactive as opposed to reactive" in its attitude towards the pandemic, adding "a few" events are being paused until more is known about the latest variant.

The statement added: "As a city with a large number of NHS staff, we feel a certain level of responsibility to make their lives easier by reducing stress on their services.

"This decision will also allow as many customers as possible to obtain a booster jab, before entering mass crowds again."

The venue hopes to operate as normal for its New Year's Eve event.

The statement added: "We have not made this decision lightly, but the last thing we would want is for everyone to be spreading the virus around at Christmas to friends and family because of an event in our venue."

Postponed dates have been rescheduled and can be viewed on The Chapel's website.


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