Swan Theatre - Covid 19 Policy
INFORMATION FOR AUDIENCE MEMBERS AT NIGHT MUST
Following the latest government announcement, it is very
unlikely there will be any legal restrictions on indoor activity at
the theatre for the week of Night Must Fall.
However, with rising case numbers and the new emphasis on
personal responsibility, we believe it is prudent to adjust some
ways of operating to minimise the COVID risk.
All the evidence shows that a key way of reducing risk is to
ensure indoor spaces are properly ventilated. We have installed
into the auditorium a commercial grade heat recovery and
ventilation system. This refreshes the air in the auditorium at
least six times an hour. We believe this will reduce the risk of
transmission considerably and also make the auditorium a much more
comfortable place to watch live theatre on hot summer, or cold
In addition to this key mitigation we would also ask the
audience to note and co-operate with the following:
1) Not to attend the performance if you
or a close contact is displaying any of the three recognised
symptoms of COVID-19. These are: a high temperature, continuous
cough or a loss of taste and smell. In these circumstances a full
refund will be offered.
2) Minimise the amount of unnecessary
social mixing within the theatre. This can be achieved by delaying
your arrival at the theatre to closer to the start time of 7.45pm
and leaving promptly at the end. The front doors to the theatre and
the auditorium doors will open at 7.20pm - please do not arrive
before this. We would ask audience members to move straight to
their seat on arrival.
3) We will not be serving coffee and ice
creams in the foyer in the interval nor will the bar be open. We
will have free bottles of water available.
4) We would encourage all audience
members to use the hand sanitiser available around the
5) We will support any audience members
who wish to wear a mask whilst in the theatre.
6) The Disabled toilet will be available
as an additional ladies toilet to help reduce congestion in the
We hope these simple measures will reassure our audience, as we
all learn to adapt to the new normality.
We look forward to welcoming you back!
Chair, Swan Theatre Company