Covid-19 Risk Assessment
You can meet in groups of up to two households (your support bubble counts as one household) in any location - public or private, indoors or outdoors. You do not always have to meet with the same household - you can meet with different households at different times. However, it remains the case - even inside someone’s home - that you should socially distance from anyone not in your household or bubble. This change also does not affect the support you receive from your carers.
When you are outside you can continue to meet in groups of up to six people from different households, following social distancing guidelines
Zoning of Working Environment:
To prevent the risk of cross over and not maintaining social distance, where possible working areas will be zoned. Only allowed to go in to other areas after hand washing and only if totally required. working practices will have to change, think about 1 person in 1 zone and training staff to stay in that zone and only come out for specific reasons. The same applies to service areas, staff will remain in their own service areas both on the floor and at the bar.
Maintenance of Social Distancing:
Where possible for all employees and customers the 2m social distancing should be implemented where possible. It is regarded by the WHO and the HSE that there may be necessity of some operations where this may not be possible and social utility will be allowed as it is a benefit to the wider majority. All government guidance will be followed when this is issued by the government. social distancing will mean a reduction in numbers of people within the site
Limiting Numbers in the Toilets:
The toilets will be limited to 1 person at a time to prevent a breakdown of the social distancing guidelines.
Use of Outside Areas:
By focusing on the use of the outside areas of the venue it is easier to keep customers distanced from one another and thereby allowing more space for staff to circulate. The exposure to fresh air is a best available option to prevent the spread of airborne contagion
Restrictions on Glassware:
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 through glassware wherever possible single use /disposable personal glassware will be used reusable glassware will be processed through the sanitation process twice to ensure thorough cleaning
Restrictions on Customer Numbers:
To prevent unintentional interactions and a breakdown of the Social Distancing practice entry to the venue will be restricted to ticket holding guests. This will allow the strict control of numbers to the venue and prevent over-crowding. Children will not be allowed into the venue.
Seating Layouts Controlled:
All seating that is able to be moved needs to be positioned in such a way that there is social distancing. It is not expected that the sites tell people where to sit or in what groups as social utility will be allowed in this circumstance (unless there is clear government guidance on this). For fixed seating it may be worth closing off every other booth with signage and local enforcement. Both internal and external seating needs to be considered
Alteration to Food Offering:
To minimise contact between service staff and customers, the food offering will be changed to an outdoor BBQ style service reducing the number of ‘links’ in the service change where the food is prepared and served directly to the customer
Hand Sanitiser Stations:
Hand sanitiser will be available for all customers and staff in toilets, at the bar, and at the entrance and exit.
Training on New Systems of Work:
Staff will be trained on the change to service and systems, keeping their distance from each other and customers, and the emphasis on these methods to keep all people safe.
Increased Regularity of Cleaning Schedules:
More regular cleaning of surfaces will reduce opportunities for cross contamination. Taking the emphasis away from speed and focusing on thoroughness to ensure all surfaces are clean for both customers and staff both prevents passing of the infection and confidence in the venue and promote calmness amongst the public
Control of Foot Traffic (Floor Markings/One-Way-System):
Emphasising space between customers and staff through markers on the floor and the use of one way systems where a build up of foot traffic is expected will help to prevent unnecessary contact and breaking of the social distancing guidelines
The use of PPE by staff will aid in preventing any spread of infection from venue staff, while PPE is a last barrier in this sense and factors such as social distancing are more effective it also assists in showing that we as a venue are taking our responsibilities seriously and assists to alleviate the concerns of the public
Staff to take breaks at intervals and in locations that allow the maintaining of Social Distancing practices
Minimising Touch Points (Cross Contamination):
All none fire doors will be propped open to remove the need to touch handles or touch plates as these are prime areas for bacteria to be spread. Allowing for the free flow of foot traffic and vision through open doors also promotes calm amongst the customer base. Any internal fire doors will remain closed
Increased Staff to Customer Ratio:
By having a higher ration of staff to customers we can reduce the number of people each staff member comes into contact with reducing the risk of spread of infection also it allows a greater level of service and keeps the customers happy
Clear signage around the venue reminding customers and staff of their responsibilities regarding hygiene, distancing and behaviour. In addition, floor markings identifying 2m separation and one-way systems
For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do-after-4-july#gatherings-public-spaces-and-activities