Pygmalion nightclub in Dublin will offer free antigen tests to all ticket holders.
A negative result will be needed for entry to the club, while if a result is positive a refund will be offered.
🆕🧪Pygmalion nightclub in Dublin will offer free antigen tests to all ticket holders.
A negative result will be needed for entry to the club.
If the result is positive a refund for the ticket will be offered.
— Ben Finnegan (@_BenFinnegan) November 15, 2021
The club's promoters say it is best practice to protect staff and customers.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Pygmalion said, "We feel that this is best practice for our staff and customers alongside the need to produce a digital COVID vaccination certificate, and purchasing tickets for contact tracing purposes.
"Negative test results will be necessary for entry to the venue, if a customer receives a positive result outside the venue then a refund will be issued.
"Tests will be self-administered, and there will be assistance available if necessary.
"Countries such as Germany & Sweden have had success with antigen testing with support from their respective governments in implementing testing.
"Research shows rapid tests are 99.9% accurate.
"This means the chance of getting a false-positive result (where the result shows as positive but is actually negative) is extremely low.
We have seen how venues similar to ours have reopened safely with antigen testing in place, this was also in place for Ireland's pilot nightclub event which took place on September 30th."