It has been a strange year. As lockdown descended, our streets emptied, our museums closed, and our way of life changed.
Over the past year the events team at Royal Museums Greenwich have worked hard to facilitate COVID-19 safe events in those periods we could, and continue to plan for our safe return to events again.
The information below and our frequently asked questions outline the measures we are taking to keep you safe.
The events team continue to provide online support and are available to answer any questions on email@example.com
Covid 19 - Plan your future events - FAQs
We are thrilled to be able to invite you back to our venues in person from the 12th April 2021 as follows:
- Show rounds must be pre-booked and only those necessary to the visit should attend
- One-way routes will be followed where possible
- Digital images will be sent in advance to view on your own device rather than sharing an iPad
- We welcome an elbow bump, foot tap, bow, or similar, but are not shaking hands
- Face coverings are currently required inside our Museums: we ask all attendees that are able to do so to please bring and wear a mask
Only visiting a business event venue for the purpose of viewing the venue for a future booking for a work-based event (even if the venue is otherwise closed) is permitted if this cannot reasonably be carried out from home.
Unfortunately wedding/private site visits cannot yet take place.
Current advice allows us to facilitate film and photo shoots, essential meetings, and virtual events. We are happy to help book in any events that fit within those guidelines.
Looking ahead, we expect our return to live events will be complete from 21st June. We await government guidance and will provide updates on that as soon as possible.
Current advice allows marriage ceremonies to take place for groups of 6.
No earlier than 12th April, we welcome wedding ceremonies and seated receptions for up to 15 people. No earlier than the 17th May, we welcome wedding ceremonies and seated receptions for up to 30 people.
Intimate weddings are our speciality. From memorable sunset or sunrise weddings at the Royal Observatory, to the classical splendour of Queen’s House through to the unique backdrop of Cutty Sark, our team can recommend the ideal venue for your special day.
If you have an event booked with us that is unable to take place due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are happy to reschedule to a later date or provide a full refund.
Royal Museums Greenwich has continually monitored the situation of Covid-19 and taken strict hygiene measures to ensure the safety of employees, staff, and visitors. These measures include:
Cleaning and sanitising:
- Increased surface cleaning in all areas.
- Clearly marked sanitising stations across our sites.
- Toilets operating on a one in, one out system with sanitising products provided.
- All our venues have strict capacity guidelines to allow for physical distancing and include one-way routes with minimal crossover points, with clear signage, route maps, and queuing systems.
- All visitors are required to provide their phone contact details for NHS track and trace purposes. Data is kept for 21 days and then removed from our system.
- All venue capacities have been reviewed to allow for 1m+ physical distancing.
From the 8th August, it is compulsory to wear face masks in confined public spaces including shops and public transport and now indoor venues such as museums. We recommend that all visitors to our sites bring a face covering with them.
A new Covid-19 risk assessment document has been completed for all venues and departmental return to work plans have been produced to put the assessments into practice. For any event that takes place in our venues, we will work with event organisers and suppliers to ensure event-specific risk assessments are completed.
Yes, it is highly likely that these plans will need to adapt depending on changing advice, concerns raised by guests, industry experiences, and how the plans work in reality. We need to make sure we are all adapting and flexible to the changing situation, respond to feedback and improve our practices further.
In line with guidance issued by the Department for Health and Social Care, for all client and supplier meetings on site we are required to collect your information and share with NHS Test and Trace personnel, if requested, in the event of a fellow customer or staff member testing positive for coronavirus.
For all live meetings and events it will be the responsibility for the lead agent/event planner to keep accurate records of their guests and staff whom come on site and agree to cooperate in supplying information if requested.