Update as of 27.01.22 Although no longer mandatory, we still encourage all visitors to wear face coverings when indoors, keep a safe distance from others, use hand sanitisers and wash hands regularly, and check in with the NHS Test and Trace app if able to do so. All Coro staff and volunteers will continue to wear face coverings.
Update as of 10.12.21
Following the government’s introduction of ‘Plan B’ Covid measures, face coverings must now be worn at all times, unless eating or drinking, medically exempt, or a child under the age of 12.
Statement on 06.12.21
As you know, the safety of our staff, volunteers, performers, and you – our audience members and hall users – is always our top priority. With that in mind, given recent developments with the Covid situation it will once again be a mandatory condition of entry to The Coro to wear a facemask at all times – other than when seated or having a drink, if you are medically exempt, or a child under the age of 12. Our staff and volunteers will continue to always wear facemasks.
We haven't taken this decision lightly. With the discovery of the new Omicron Covid variant and the government reintroducing restrictions on public transport and in shops, we believe it is in the interest of public health for us to implement these measures too, in addition to our existing Covid safety measures which include limiting audience capacities, providing hand sanitisers and keeping the building well ventilated.
We know many of you will welcome this decision: before the discovery of the Omicron variant a survey of our audiences found that 56% of you were less or far less likely to come to The Coro while there was no obligation to wear a facemask at all, compared to just 21% who said they'd be more likely to attend. So we hope this will allow more of you to come to The Coro feeling safe and with greater peace of mind.
We will continue to monitor the situation and revisit our decision in line changes to the government guidance for shops and public transport.
We hope to welcome you to The Coro again soon.