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A man who caught Covid-19 after 'kissing seven guys' in a club on 'Freedom Day' said he has no regrets. Watch here (be aware the video contains some strong language):
Jack Jackson was one of hundreds of excited revellers who packed into Heaven Nightclub in London for its grand reopening at the stroke of midnight on Monday 19 July, when nightclubs were finally allowed to reopen as England took the final step on its roadmap out of lockdown.
Jack cried tears of joy as confetti and balloons were fired from the ceiling, and the 25-year-old went on to have the 'best night ever' - kissing seven different fellas along the way.
However, he subsequently tested positive for Covid-19, with his celebrations seemingly coming at a price.
That said, Jack did not regret going all out at the club.
In a video shared on TikTok, he said: "So yeah, obviously went to Heaven on Sunday and f***ing got Covid.
"Do I regret kissing seven guys that night? Absolutely not.
"It was such a great night and we've got to live our lives now.
"But yeah, I'm f***ing over Covid, like can it really just f*** off as it's actually s***."
Now the dust has settled, Jack has decided he might have to impose a kissing ban next time he heads out on the tiles.
Speaking to LADbible, he said: "I had a high fever and cough but it only lasted two days.
"I mean, it was the best night out ever.
"But my family are having to isolate now and it's disrupted my work commitments, so I think next time I go out I'll be on a kissing ban."
And while he thinks a kissing ban might be wise, Jack reckons the government could introduce further measures that would improve the safety of clubs.
He said: "I wish the government implemented the rule where you have to prove a negative lateral flow test before entry to club, double vaccination or natural immunity from a positive PCR test within 180 days, as this would have made the whole night clubbing scene feel a lot more safe."
The government's vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawi announced on Monday (19 July) that nightclubs will only be allowed to admit people who have had both jabs from the end of September.
Zahawi said that 'large crowded settings' such as nightclubs and events spaces would require proof of vaccination, but the rules won't take effect until all over 18s have had the chance to receive both jabs.
He said: "By the end of September everyone aged 18 and over will have the chance to receive full vaccination and the additional two weeks for that protection to really take hold.
"So at that point we plan to make full vaccination a condition of entry to nightclubs and other venues where large crowds gather. Proof of a negative test will no longer be sufficient.
"Any decisions will of course be subject to parliamentary scrutiny and we will ensure that appropriate exemptions for those who have genuine medical reasons of why they can't get vaccinated, and I'm clear we will always look at the evidence available and do all we can to ensure people can continue to do the things they love."
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