Based on our SAA floor plan we have (without furniture) 2750sq ft or 255sq meter
This equates to capacity of:
Standard (Pre-Covid) Capacity:
Standing: 510 guests or Seated 255 guests
2 Metre Social Distancing Capacity:
Standing: 87 guests or Seated: 64 guests
1 Metre Social Distancing Capacity:
Standing: 255 guests or Seated: 166 guests
Given the size of our venue and layout, 1 meter social distancing per ‘pub’ rules would be 166 guests, we do not want 166 people, so we are capping any attendance to 70 people but allowing for 1 meter social distancing. More information on space below.
Our cleaning process is as follows.
All rooms prior to opening will be deep cleaned and fogged, people will have cleaning stations in each area, and asked to clean after they touch or use equipment.
At the end of the night everything will be re-cleaned, fogged and shut down.
In addition, each playroom and the core social space and aftercare room is equipped with a HEPA filter, these must remain on during the event to ensure air filtration. More on this is included on the HEPA filter section.
For equipment we have special surface wipes that are skin safe, allergen friendly, and safe on leather, wood metal etc. We ask to minimise risk, people clean their own equipment before and after. Likewise with beds and bedding, we will put on the first set of bedding with gloves and masks but changes between use we would ask that people take off their own bedding and the next person put their own on. This then reduces contact and reduces any risks.
We also have showers available and would advise anyone looking to use them to bring their own towel.
We do have several conditions for anyone attending:
If you have tested positive for Corona Virus, we ask once recovered you still do not attend for 1 month. As a precaution due to risk or being re-infected, we politely ask this to keep yourself and others safe.
We also ask if you have been in contact with anyone with Covid or suspected of having Covid or you have been in contact with anyone with the symptoms below, that you isolate for 2 weeks and not attend for 3.
If you have travelled abroad recently, we ask that you wait a minimum of 3 weeks before attending our events (2 week government advised, plus a week to be safe as some symptoms are not obvious).
We also suggest people analyse their own risk profile and the effect it has in attending, as well as look at the guidance below on event attendance reasoning noted below.
check for any of these known symptoms –
New continuous cough (or change to normal cough symptom) this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
High temperature is also a common symptom.
A loss or change in taste and smell is noted as common, and whilst not yet on the guidance for symptoms a new case study suggests 10% of Covid cases either started with or only had a rash as an initial symptom.
We ask that if you have these key symptoms that you follow the isolation guidelines set out by the UK government.
Below is other or uncommon symptoms that we ask if you identify as new issues, you take the precaution not to attend.
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty in breathing
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- A loss of taste or smell
- Change in the colour of the toes
- A rash
- Red, cracked lips
- Red eyes
- Swelling of the feet or hands
- Joint pain
- Vision problems.
85% of initial cases in china were Asymptomatic and acted as carriers, so if you have been in contact with those with Covid-19 remember there is still a risk, please reduce this risk and avoid attending our events please.
We will ask all attendees to submit to a quick forehead scan with a thermometer to check your temperature (the data is not stored) we understand some people are hot and cold, but this will warn of an actual fever.
You will also be asked to read and agree to the rules and that there are no symptoms of exposure. We also ask where possible to not use public transport to attend, but to instead use your bubble to carpool. This is not mandatory, it’s just to minimise risk.
Anyone who refuses a test or meets the criteria of someone who could be a risk or displaying obvious symptoms would be asked to leave.
Play and attendees:
We advise that the events would be for people who share a household or an extended household. These events will also be for socialising, but we advise against coming for pick-up play. If people choose to mix with more than one household for play and interaction, we advise they minimise contact out with their bubble.
All equipment will be out and available, but to reduce cleaning, toys will be a check in, check out service and we encourage people to instead bring and use their own.
Face coverings and sanitation:
Face coverings, because we serve drinks etc they are not mandatory. However, it is mandatory for traversing from point to point, that people have and use their masks. During a scene, we insist onlookers to keep distant to allow those in the scene to choose if they wish to be mask free to prevent panicking and better flow of head space.
We also have hand sanitation stations and 5 sinks throughout the club to wash your hands with. Remember, hand sanitation is only good for a handful of uses between hand washes.
We also have specialised soap during events that offers up to 2 hour protection from carex.
There’s a lot of information online about risk profiles, essentially its what risk you and others around you have of contracting the virus. Different factors are taken into account, such as how often you visit people, in what settings, face coverings etc. The more people you see, the more people you expose yourself too without all the precautious, the more risk you present. We ask that people look at their risk profile and make an informed decision of are they bringing a high risk to others. Resources can be found here: https://www.hse.gov.uk/managing/risk-profiling.htm
Event attendance reasoning:
There is a risk that someone might be A-symptomatic that could introduce the virus to the club. That is a risk that people should be aware of, whilst the police, our landlord and the other building businesses are aware of us, the papers are not. As we have seen in the past the papers sensationalise everything, and if they caught wind of an outbreak there is that risk.
We are on paper also a photography studio, and on our billing on card machines, we operate as SSG. We strongly recommend having a cover story to explain where you were if there was a case linked to the club. The recommended story is a social gathering for the new photography studio, this is in line with what we are, what the event is, and is essentially the truth, just not the whole story.
At present for at least the first two weeks, we will be an event that will not allow any booze on site, this is to discourage people from drinking and being lax on our social bubble and house rules on distancing. We want people to feel safe, comfortable and ensure safety first and foremost. Once we are happy that rules can and will be followed we will phase in BYOB etc in due course.