Rock City nightclub photographed by Megan Lewis

Nottingham’s clubbers have said that night-time venues should stay open despite the growing cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant.

Over 70 per cent of people said that clubs should stay open after CBJ Target asked more 50 people during the Nottingham Christmas market.

Over 300 cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant have been detected in the UK as the government fears it will become the new dominant variant.

Jane Robb, who attended the Christmas market, said: “It’s just like going into a restaurant.”

She added that it would be alright if people “stuck to the rules”.

Mrs Robb said that although she thinks clubs should stay open if other venues are, she also spoke of how it does not affect her because she does not go out.

Most of those who agreed with clubs staying open raised the same point that ‘there’s always going to be another variant’.

Other Nottingham venues such as The Playhouse have some measures in place to help fight the existing and new variant, with the website recommending that those aged 11 and over take a lateral flow test before attending.

They also have special pantomime shows where social distancing can be adhered by.

Masks are also being encouraged as well as hand sanitiser stations placed around the venue.

Motorpoint Arena has also been said to check vaccination status before letting people in.

Clubs, however have not been putting measures in like that.

In general those who saw themselves beyond clubbing age agreed with nightclubs staying open, claiming they would not go anyway.

The members of the public that said they disagreed with clubs remaining open were below, or around the age where they could go clubbing, whereas those who agreed were older in a lot of cases.

Another major point people seemed to talk about was that if restaurants and bars were to stay open, what was the difference between that and a nightclub?

Some were unsure, or did not feel any particular way about everything remaining open, with 11.9 per cent of people saying they did not care either way.