It is completely unclear when clubs can return to normal.
The fear of sources of infection as a result of far-reaching loosening is great - even among the operators themselves. Narrow spaces, sweating bodies and an exuberant atmosphere offer an ideal breeding ground for the coronavirus.
The industry therefore has great hopes for vaccinations and rapid tests.
Lutz Leichsenring, spokesman for the Berlin Club Commission, calls it the "light at the end of the tunnel".
They are currently working on how the rapid tests could be integrated into the club's operations.
He considers areas in which tests can be carried out under supervision to be realistic.
Afterwards, guests should be able to use the app to prove that they have tested negative.
Leichsenring, on the other hand, is cautious about the lay tests that are expected to be available from March.
One thing should be prevented at all costs: That the clubs are in the end again in the pillory as irresponsible drivers of the pandemic.