Covid-19 Safety Update
As previously noted, the Morningside Arena has taken a wide range of measures to make the venue Covid Secure.
The Arena also monitors all updates to Government guidance.
On Wednesday afternoon (8th December) the Prime Minster announced that England will be moving to plan B. In the context of the arena that specifies:
From Friday 10th December, face coverings will become compulsory in most public indoor venues, such as cinemas, theatres and places of worship. There will be exemptions in venues where it is not practical to wear one, such as when you are eating, drinking or exercising. For that reason, face masks will not be required in hospitality settings.
From Wednesday 15th December, and subject to parliamentary approval, the NHS Covid Pass on the NHS App will become mandatory for entry into nightclubs and settings where large crowds gather – including unseated indoor events with 500 or more attendees, unseated outdoor events with 4,000 or more attendees and any event with 10,000 or more attendees.
The Prime Minister also noted that, as Omicron spreads in the community, daily tests for contacts will be introduced instead of isolation. People are being advised to test using a lateral flow device.
The Morningside Arena has capacity for 3,000 with up to 2,900 seated.
Almost all events over 500 are seated.
Thus, for the Arena, this means, with immediate effect, for all visitors or users:
Face masks must be worn when visiting the Arena for any activity or Event
Face masks are not required when exercising
Face masks can be removed when eating and drinking
There is no requirement for a NHS Covid Pass unless there is an unseated event for over 500 – it is noted none are currently planned for the Arena
The Arena will maintain its ventilation system in an operating mode to ensure there is good circulation throughout the building, and there are other adaptations to minimise queuing for all facilities.