Safe Events

Our clients can be confident that they and their guests will be safe whilst attending an event with us. In our on-going effort to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented the following enhanced protocols and procedures to ensure a safe and happy event at Southwark Cathedral. You can find a copy of our risk assessment here.

Southwark Cathedral has been accredited with the ‘Good to Go’ industry standard, which recognises that the Cathedral has followed government and industry guidelines on social distancing, cleanliness and contract tracing.

• Room capacities have been adjusted and will be laid out in accordance with government physical distancing guidance.

• A new route around the venue specifically for event attendees including event specific toilet facilities and catering space. You can find a map for our conference rooms here and Cathedral space here.

• New signage specifying physical distancing and sanitation procedures. 

• High touch points will be sterilised multiple times throughout the day, including hand rails, door handles and lift panels.

• Toilet facilities will be cleaned and replenished multiple times throughout the day.

• Tables, chairs, telephones, AV and any other furniture will be sterilised before and after each event.

• Staff will wear gloves and face coverings.

• Event attendees must wear face coverings.

• Hand sanitiser readily available throughout the venue spaces.

• We will ask event organisers to record attendance and keep a list of all attendees with contact details for at least 21 days after the event.

• Declaration of health to be signed and completed by each event attendee on the day of the event.

• We will work with event organisers to avoid congestion by staggering start and finish times as well as breaks.

• We’ve also adjusted our contracts to give greater flexibility around cancellation and postponement in these uncertain times.

What can event organisers and their guests do to help?

• If anyone attending the event feels unwell on the day, stay at home.

• Wash hands often using soap or water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser.

• Wear a face covering.  

• Stay at least 2m away from others and follow the one way route.

• Cough or sneeze into your elbow, not in your hand or the air.

• These measures will be constantly updated to meet requirements. If you have any questions or ideas on how we can further the measures we have put in place, please contact us by email