East London Shakespeare Festival Covid-19 Guidelines


East London Shakespeare Festival has completed a Risk Assessment to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19. This is available on request.

All employees & audiences must adhere to current government guidelines relating to Covid-19, and follow any other guidance provided by East London Shakespeare Festival or the venue.

· Employees & audience members with symptoms of COVID-19, or who have been advised to self-isolate following contact with someone with symptoms of COVID-19, should not to attend.


Managing Risk

· All our performance venues are outdoors

· Hand sanitiser available

· Face Masks required at ticket desk and bar

· Pre-book online only (Paperless, and allowing for track & trace)

· Local venues with patrons & performers encouraged to walk/cycle and avoid public transport

· All Performers, Creative Team & volunteers required to take daily Rapid Flow Tests during rehearsals & performance period

· We would strongly encourage all audience members to take a Rapid Flow Test prior to attending the performance



Managing Capacity

· Ticket Allocation has been reduced to allow for social distancing between groups

· 60-minute Arrival time to allow for staggered audience arrival

· One-way flow through performance space

· Clear signage and volunteer ushers to oversee seating audience & ensure social distancing

· Extended aisle to allow social distancing between performers and audience (extended for singing sections)


Additional Procedures

· East London Shakespeare Festival has provided a PPE kit for actors to include hand sanitiser, spare face masks and tissues.

· Costumes cleaned regularly

· Avoid sharing of props/instruments/costumes etc

· Actors responsible for cleaning their own props/instruments