COVID-19 remains among us, and probably always will. We are obliged as event organisers to keep some safety measures in place.
- We will therefore:
- Reduce maximum audience sizes to 60% of previous events in order to reduce the chance of an infected person being among the audience and allow safer distancing.
- Add extra space between tables.
- Remove the row of chairs at the back of the room.
- Provide hand sanitisers and disinfectant sprays.
- Increase ventilation.
- Request that audience members not queue in the corridor leading to the toilets.
We are all individually responsible for our own safety and for that of others. So we also ask for your cooperation. Please:
- Get vaccinated if you are elligible.
- Do not come to the event if you have symptoms of COVID-19, or indeed of a cold or other infectious disease.
- Do not come to the event if you have recently tested positive for COVID.
If you are not vaccinated then please take a lateral flow test on the day of the event, and stay away if it shows a positive result.
Proof Of Vaccination Or Testing
We will not require you to show proof of vaccination, certification or testing in order to gain entrance to an event.
If you have bought tickets and one of your party withdraws due to showing symptoms or a positive test, then we will refund you for that ticket as long as you notify us before the event.
If you have been in close contact with that person then please follow government guidelines.
The Ale House is a small indoor venue. This naturally brings people closer together, increasing the risk of infection. But it also means audiences are smaller in size, which proportionally reduces the chance of an asymptomatic infected person attending an event. It also makes it more difficult to make the venue viable with a reduced capacity.
The Ale House has, ahem, 'natural ventilation'. This means that it can get chilly sometimes. We recommend lots of layers. The draughts help prevent the accumulation of airborne particles, reducing the risk of infection. We will be adding this natural property of the Ale House by opening windows and perhaps installing (quiet) fans.