In line with the Government guidance from July 19th, it will no longer be mandatory to wear a mask or face covering in all settings. This means that you can use your discretion when in quiet areas of the building, but we ask that you carry a mask with you at all times and be courteous to those around you by wearing a mask in areas that may become busy. These may include when queuing in Jack’s restaurant, using busy walkways or before you enter or leave the building through the reception.
On arrival all those entering the venue are requested to sign in at reception in order to comply with the NHS’s test and trace. We keep this data for 21 days in line with track and trace guidelines. The NHS COVID-19 app allows you to quickly and easily ‘check in’ to the venue by scanning a QR code, and this information stays on your phone. QR codes are positioned at the front entrance to the venue and to the loading bay so those arriving can check in as they arrive before passing into the building. For more information or to download this you can find out more here.
We ask that if you are attending an event at the venue then you come prepared to show your NHS COVID Pass. Those 18 and over can obtain an NHS COVID Pass if one of the following applies:
- Two weeks have passed since completing a full course of vaccination, whether that requires two doses or one dose
(that is, two doses of the Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine, or one dose of the Janssen vaccine).
- You have proof of a negative rapid lateral flow or PCR test taken within 48 hours of entry to the venue, with both at-home and on-site (where available) being accepted. A lateral flow test taken at home will need to be reported into the public reporting system.
- You have proof of natural immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days from the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period.
- Or other authorised identified documentation or method of confirming COVID-19 status (e.g. for international attendees).
Thermal imaging cameras have been installed in the reception area and loading bay to detect body temperatures of those arriving into the building. Anyone showing a temperature of 38.0 C and above will be given the opportunity to wait outside in an appropriate area for 10 minutes to be re-tested.
We ask that you wash your hands as soon as arriving at the BDC. Hand Sanitiser is available at the entrances and around the building, and hot water hand washing stations with anti-bacterial hand wash are positioned inside.