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KEEPING YOU AND OUR STAFF SAFE

COVID-19 Update 15 July 2021

Following the government’s update and briefings week commencing 12 July 2021 we want to let you know about what you can expect when you visit Gosforth Civic Theatre after 19th July 2021 when legal COVID restrictions are dropped.

Ultimately not a lot changes. As you may know we work with people with learning disabilities, autism and additional needs, this means that our top priority is keeping GCT a safe place for the most vulnerable people visiting and using our spaces. Like we’ve said before we take the health and safety of our customers, participants and staff extremely seriously and will continue to endeavour to make the experience of coming to a performance here, visiting our café or hiring our spaces a comfortable and safe one as well as an enjoyable one. That will not change as we move into a place of more freedom in how we can operate.

Measures that will remain:
•    We have hand sanitising stations throughout the venue to encourage regular hand washing;
•    We will keep our one-way systems in and out of the building and through the venue;
•    We will be encouraging wearing face coverings when moving around the building;
•    We will be offering table service only in our café and at events;
•    We will be maintaining a social distance of 1m+ with limited seating and capacities; 
•    Our full café menu is still available for takeaway and we will of course be encouraging contactless card payments where possible.

Measures that will relax:
•    track and trace via the NHS Track and Trace app will be optional when visiting us, but still available for those who want to.

It almost goes without saying that if you’re feeling ill or displaying any symptoms at all that you should not visit us and should isolate or seek NHS advice. We will be reviewing the above measures again on 16th August 2021.

In the meantime can we say a massive THANK YOU for your ongoing patience, empathy and understanding, you have all been amazing throughout the pandemic. We want you to know that we are doing everything we can to keep everyone safe.

Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns or would like more information, you can email info@gosforthcivictheatre.co.uk and one of the team will be in touch.

Thank you and we hope to see you in the building very soon!

GCT x
 

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We're part of Visit England's We're Good to Go Scheme

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We have limited seating inside and utilised our outside space to help you maintain a social distance. 

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We encourage contactless card payments wherever possible, and our entire food menu is available to takeaway.

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Please wait to be seated and only exit the building via our garden. We are offering table service only. All customers must comply with track and trace on arrival.

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There are hand sanitising stations throughout the building and our staff will be undertaking regular cleaning of public areas.

PLAY YOUR PART

Help us keep Gosforth Civic Theatre safe by...

Keeping a Social Distance of 1m+

Keeping a Social Distance of 1m+

Using Contactless Where Possible

Using Contactless Where Possible

Respecting Our One Way System

Respecting Our One Way System

Washing or Sanitising Your Hands

Washing or Sanitising Your Hands

Wearing a Face Mask when not at your table

Wearing a Face Mask when not seated

Visiting our Cafe

Entering and exiting the building

We will be operating a one way system. Whether you drive, walk or get public transport to GCT, please enter the building via our main entrance on the side of the building, please wait for a member of staff who will greet you and show you to your table.

 

You exit the building via the Garden only.

 

Service

 

​Our cafe will be table service only to maintain a safe environment and be in line with government guidelines. 

 

Hygiene and Safety

 

​Safety and confidence of you and our staff is the most important to us so we have put in the following procedures in place to assure you we are making GCT the safest it can be:

 

  1. There are hand sanitising stations throughout the building and our staff will be undertaking regular cleaning of public areas.

  2. On top of the aforementioned one-way system, we will be maintaining social distancing at all times.

  3. Tables are limited to allow for the safest distance between customers and staff, there are a total of 7 tables in the main cafe seating area, 6 tables in the Garden and 4 large tables in our yellow square.

  4. We encourage contactless card payments where possible to limit the exchange of cash.

  5. To comply with government Track and Trace guidelines we must take the lead booker's name and contact number every table booked, whether in advance or walk up. We encourage you to scan and check in via the NHS Track and Trace app upon entry.

  6. Unless exempt, you must wear a face mask when not seated.

  7. Do not travel or visit us if you are feeling unwell or are displaying any relevant COVID19 symptoms.

Please see the floor plan below for more detail.

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Visiting for a Performance

Entering and exiting the building
We will be operating a one way system on the evening. Whether you drive, walk or get public transport to GCT, please enter the building via our main entrance on the side of the building, you will be greeted by a member of staff who will show you to your table in our main Auditorium.  There is one door in to the Auditorium and one door to exit, these will be clearly marked.


Bar
Our bar will be running a drinks menu and we will be running table service for the duration of the event.


Hygiene and Safety

Safety and confidence of you and our staff is the most important to us so we have put in the following procedures in place to assure you we are making GCT the safest it can be:

  1. There are hand sanitising stations throughout the building and our staff will be undertaking regular cleaning of public areas. 

  2. We will be maintaining social distancing at all times and offering table service only.

  3. Tables or groups of seats are limited to allow for the safest distance between each audience member and artists with clear passing points.

  4. We encourage contactless card payments where possible to limit the exchange of cash.

  5. Please scan the NHS Track and Trace QR code upon entry.

  6. Please wear a face mask when not seated.​

  7. Do not travel or visit us if you are feeling unwell or are displaying any relevant COVID19 symptoms.

Please see the floor plan below for more detail.

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