Visitor Notice: Latest COVID-19 Advice
Are you heading to an event at St George’s Hall over the winter? Perhaps even Liverpool Christmas Market?
If so, here are some pointers…
Temporary traffic measures remain in place on Lime Street, currently restricting access to public transport and cyclists. Please bear this information in mind if you’re driving (although, if possible, we advise the use of public transport). More info:
In line with the UK Government’s latest public health guidance, we strongly advise visitors to take a lateral flow test before coming to see us, and that wearing of face coverings for indoor events are mandatory (if you are not exempt). Vaccinations and boosters are also being urged to those who are eligible. As always, anyone who is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 is strictly advised to self-isolate. More info can be found here.
Thank you for your consideration! Have fun and stay safe
St George’s Hall is following COVID-safe guidelines, to ensure a secure environment for all of our visitors. Read on to find out more…
Improved Safety Measures
Our highest priority is the health, safety and security of our visitors, staff, customers and guests.
COVID-19 has forced us to make some changes to the way we live and work, and so we have been busy adjusting our daily operations to fit in with the “new normal”.
As part of our response to these changes, in partnership with our health and safety team, we have reviewed our existing risk assessments and safety processes and developed a new 10 step safety protocol designed to ensure your safety and peace of mind.
Our new visitor protocol includes cleaning and disinfection procedures, increased attention to safety in communal spaces, protective equipment, and staff training. These protocols describe specific processes and measures that are designed to make you feel safe and confident when you visit:
- Physical distancing is possible in all areas and facilities
Physical distancing measures will be in place throughout, using floor stickers, queue guidelines and one-way flow systems.
We have removed a number of tables and chairs from public areas, while the remainder have been arranged to comply with social distancing guidelines.
- Hand sanitiser stations in all main event areas
Alcohol-based hand sanitiser stations will be available for visitors on entrance to the building and in all main spaces.
- Increased cleaning and disinfection of all areas, paying special attention to high frequency touch items like doors
Prior to all events, all areas will have gone through a rigorous cleaning and disinfecting process. Cleaning and disinfecting frequency has been increased, and will be continued throughout your visit.
- Implemented improved air circulation processes to increase air quality
Where possible, we will be keeping external doors (and windows, where practically possible) open, to increase air circulation and quality.
- Methods of Payment
While we will be prioritising cash-free payments for the foreseeable, in some instances (such as weddings and private events) cash bars will be available.
- All food and beverages served following strict food safety procedures
Strict safety procedures will be followed while serving all food and beverages.
- Event-specific COVID-19 Risk Assessments undertaken
Each individual event request will be risk assessed based on its own specific requirements, so that we can all be confident that events within the City Halls can be delivered safely.
- All our staff have been provided with hygiene and prevention training
Our managers are working with all staff to ensure that they are fully confident and comfortable with the new prevention measures in place.
- Only accredited suppliers with robust COVID-19 prevention policies used
A COVID-19 risk assessment and safety policy will be compulsory for all of our event suppliers moving forward.
- Pre-registration or ticket purchase will now take place before events so that capacity can be carefully managed, and track and trace works effectively
We will be requesting that all events are pre-registered for the foreseeable, so that we can be comfortable with the set event capacity. Details will be kept for two weeks for track and trace purposes only.
You can find further information about our respective City Halls via the below channels:
St George’s Hall
Liverpool Town Hall
For all of the latest information concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public – here you will find the latest updates from Public Health England.