Grand Junction’s Covid-19 policy

When we re-open our doors we will be doing so in line with official government guidance, to ensure that we are Covid-secure, to keep our audiences and visitors as safe as possible.

Events

Performances have gone on sale at 50% of Grand Junction’s full capacity to allow for social distancing between groups (a minimum of one metre). Up to 6 people from different households are permitted to be seated together indoors, and we are offering seats in groups of 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Other measures in place will include:

  • Reducing audience numbers and maintaining social distancing around the venue.
  • 1m+ around each group of seats
  • Masks worn while in the venue for everyone 11+, unless exempt for medical reasons
  • Hand sanitiser stations positioned around the building
  • One-way systems in operation and staggered entry into the performance space
  • Regular cleaning
  • Cash free
  • The NHS Test and Trace scheme will be in operation. Data will be disposed of after 21 days.

In addition, all audience members will be asked to stay at home if they are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms, particularly a high temperature, cough, or sore throat, or if you have been in contact in the last 14 days with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. For those experiencing Covid-19 symptoms we will offer a refund on your ticket if you contact us up to 4 hours before the performance.

We will continue to review the measures we have in place in line with updates to government guidelines, keeping our staff trained, and our audiences informed as much as possible.

 Step 4 of the government’s roadmap

Step 4 of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown is due to see all legal limits on social contact removed, including the full reopening of indoor performance venues without social distancing.

This final step is subject to successful pilot test events taking place in April and May, as well as the data pointing to a continuing decline in Covid-19 transmission and cases.

We have gone on sale with a socially distanced seating plan and reduced capacity. Government guidelines may change and we will update you as they do – this could mean that we offer the event with no social distancing. Please check this page before your visit.

Classes, courses, visits and tours

When we re-open for in-person classes, courses, visits, and tours after 17 May, we will do so following government guidance and being vigilant about Covid-safety measures.

Measures in place will include:

  • Reduced numbers and social distancing in classes
  • Masks worn while in the venue for everyone 11+, unless exempt for medical reasons
  • Hand sanitiser stations positioned around the building
  • One-way systems in operation
  • Regular cleaning
  • The NHS Test and Trace scheme will be in operation. Data will be disposed of after 21 days.

We ask anyone enrolled on a course or planning a visit to stay at home if they are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms, particularly a high temperature, cough, or sore throat, or if you have been in contact in the last 14 days with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.

We will continue to review the measures we have in place in line with updates to government guidelines, keeping our staff trained, and our visitors informed as much as possible.

Updated Tuesday 14th May

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s, Paddington is a venue operated by Paddington Development Trust (PDT). PDT is a registered charity (no. 1080883) and company limited by guarantee (no. 3652559).