THE director of public health has issued a warning after a video emerged of a large group of young people in the outside area of a nightclub.

Video taken outside Shooshh on Brighton beach – reportedly on Saturday night – shows the group dancing in terraced area.

The large group are filmed jumping up and down, some on tables, to the tune of Freed From Desire by Gala – prompting concerns about social distancing.

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The film has the words “nah nah nah” emblazoned on it.

Alistair Hill, director of public health for Brighton and Hove, has issued a warning after the video emerged.

He said: “To protect everyone in our community from Covid-19, especially the most vulnerable, it is absolutely vital that everyone follows the guidance on social distancing.

“Any evidence or material indicating that licensed venues may not be operating safely is passed to our environmental health team who take the lead on investigation, advice and enforcement related to these matters.

“In common with many areas of the country Brighton and Hove has recently seen a concerning increase in cases of Covid-19 in young people.

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“We all have a part to play in protecting ourselves, our loved ones and communities. However I am asking all young people to make additional efforts to follow the guidance including keeping your distance from people not in your household.

“All businesses, including the night-time economy, have a critical role to play by operating in a Covid-secure way to protect the health of both their customers and the wider community.”

In August, the health chief urged young people to continue social distancing to prevent the spread of Covid-19. He said some new cases in the city are linked to holidays abroad, especially groups of returning travellers in their 20s.

The announcement came as Health Secretary Matt Hancock told Radio 1 Newsbeat listeners: “Don’t kill your gran by catching coronavirus and then passing it on.”

But many young people are unhappy with being singled out and say the government has been sending out “mixed messages”.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “We would urge people to take personal responsibility when out and about and avoid gathering in large groups. To prevent the spread of the virus we ask you to adhere to the latest government guidance.

“Our priorities lie with public safety and ensuring the force can operate effectively to those who need us. We will continue to engage, encourage and explain the current regulations.”

Shooshh was contacted for comment.