The Lichfield Garrick say it is continuing to operate as normal during the current coronavirus outbreak.

The Government has stopped short of banning public gatherings as part of efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other parts of Europe have closed businesses such as cinemas and theatres, but with Prime Minister Boris Johnson stopping short of such a measure in the UK the Garrick has moved to clarify its position.

In a statement, the theatre said:

“At this moment, we are continuing to operate as usual.

“We are continuing to follow the official guidance from the UK Government, Public Health England and the World Health Organisation closely.

“It is essential for us to be in a position to ensure that proper procedures are in place to support the health and safety of all our customers and staff members.”

Lichfield Garrick statement

The theatre added that a number of precautionary measures were being put in place in the short-term, including educating staff on prevention and more frequent cleaning of all public areas.

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.

3 replies on “Lichfield Garrick continuing to "operate as normal" amid fears over coronavirus”

  1. “It is essential for us to be in a position to ensure that proper procedures are in place to support the health and safety of all our customers and staff members”.
    It is interesting that the Garrick feel they can offer this assurance when the rest of the world has no such guarantee. Perhaps the W.H.O. should be going to them for advice. On the other hand a detailed explanation of their “procedures” might be enough to persuade their patrons that the risk is still worth taking. As this often involves the older generation it requires careful consideration from all concerned.

  2. Yes, as one of those almost 70 yrs with a diagnosed lung condition & likely to be asked to stay home within the next couple of weeks, I should love to have assurances that my health will not be compromised when I attend on March 19th, for a performance for which I have two tickets….

  3. I had 4 tickets for the performance of blood brothers I have been refunded for 2 tickets which I paid in cash, But the other tickets I passed over gift voucher what is the procedure in place ‘re vouchers????

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