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The operations team has been working tirelessly to implement and supercede the Covid-19 industry standard practices suggested by the Government and the tourist bodies of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, to ensure the safe return of events to the venue.


Venue sales manager Rhiân Pressley confirmed “as a large uninterrupted space hosting large scale events throughout the year, we feel it’s important to reassure clients and visitors that we are implementing as much as is possible to ensure the safe return of events. We’ve used Visit England Industry Standard as a guideline and have the ‘Good to Go’ accreditation plus we have taken further steps.”


The additional steps include venue staff working in bubbles to reduce risk, staff and client’s welfare facilities have been separated and a one-way system will be in operation in the venue and back of house to ensure distancing is maintained for clients and guests. Plus:

  • COVID assured risk assessments put in place plus individual schemes of work for each event. Clients will be required to provide COVID specific risk assessment in addition to their normal H&S documentation

  • Temperature-monitoring terminal installed within the Lindley Hall which also detects mask wearing. Visitors can just walk past.

  • Perspex screen at the reception desk

  • Hospital grade anti-bacterial spray and new cleaning methodologies have been introduced for cleaning all areas of the venue

  • During events a third-party company will provide all first aid cover

  • Event equipment and furniture is cleaned before the start and at the end of every event


Pressley concluded “we’re looking forward to the green light from Government. Venues can operate with these new guidelines, now it’s time to get going.”