Our COVID-19 Safety Measures

For audiences

The safety of everyone watching our shows is important to us, which is why we're exceeding current Government guidance for the theatre industry. Here's what we're doing.

More space

We've reduced our audience capacity to give more room between rows and increase the distance between people.

Face coverings

We encourage everybody attending our shows to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth, out of respect for other audience members.

Hand washing

We encourage everybody attending our shows to sanitise their hands on entry.

For members

At Whitkirk Arts Guild we take the health and wellbeing of everybody involved in our productions seriously.

Between the first and second periods of national lockdown we were able to get together to record a few pieces for our WAGvent calendar, and we were careful to make sure this was done in a fully COVID-secure way in line with all the relevant legislation and guidance. Before our rehearsals we carried out a thorough risk assessment, and put in place a set of measures to limit any risks of infection or transmission as much as possible, including reduced numbers, staggered arrival, temperature testing, mask wearing and physical distancing.

During the second period of national lockdown we recorded parts for our Out Of Place series of videos. All of these parts were recorded either alone or in household groups or bubbles, with small group rehearsals taking place outdoors after the 29th of March whilst strictly following the 'rule of six' and physical distancing requirements.

We continue to follow all relevant laws and guidance, and where necessary revise our procedures for staying COVID-secure and keeping our members safe.