What are we doing? 

There is no government requirement or recommendation for employers to limit capacity currently. We do prioritize the safety of all who visit the Izzard Theatre and as such we will be taking the following actions for each event:


  • Complete a health and safety risk assessment that includes risks from COVID-19. – The theatre manager will conduct a risk assessment for each event as well as a sperate covid19 risk assessment – These will be available no more than 5 working days before the event, we do encourage all groups who visit the theatre to conduct their own risk assessment as well.

  • Provide adequate ventilation. We will ensure there is an adequate supply of fresh air to enclosed spaces where there are people present. This may be natural ventilation (windows, doors and vents), mechanical ventilation (fans and ducts), or a combination of both. We will Identify any poorly ventilated spaces that are usually occupied and consider how to improve fresh air flow in these areas.

  • Clean more often. We will clean surfaces that people touch a lot. We will ask that staff and guests use provided hand sanitizer and clean their hands frequently. Read more about cleaning and hygiene.


  • Turn away people with COVID-19 symptoms. Staff members or customers should self-isolate immediately if they show any symptoms of COVID-19 and book a PCR test as soon as possible, even if they are fully vaccinated. If they receive a positive COVID-19 test result, they must complete their full self-isolation period. They must also self-isolate if they are informed by NHS Test and Trace that they are a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, unless they are exempt (see more on when people need to self-isolate).


  • Enable people to check in at our venue. We are no longer legally required to collect contact details, however doing so will help to support the NHS Test and Trace to reduce the spread of the virus. We will enable people to check in by providing an NHS QR code poster, though we do not have to ask customers to check in or turn them away if they refuse. We will also have a system to collect (and securely store) names and contact details for those who ask to check in but do not have the app. 


  • Communicate and train. We will keep all staff, contractors and visitors up-to-date on how we are using and updating safety measures upon request.


  • Providing alternate entrances and exits when suitable. We may have a one-way system in place when appropriate.