COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions - Updated January 2022

Following government guidelines, we will continue to follow safer behaviours to protect ourselves and others during the festival. We will:

  • encourage staff and artists to get vaccinated
  • encourage staff, artists, audiences and participants to wear a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport
  • let fresh air in if meeting/working indoors and ask our partner venues to do the same
  • get tests and self-isolate if required

FAQ

I have made a nursery or school group booking, what do I need to know?

Venues are following government guidance and will provide updated information on their websites and social media channels. Please check this information before your visit. A member of Spark's Learning and Engagement Team will also be in touch to discuss your visit ahead of your performance date or cultural activity. If you have any other questions in advance of your visit then please email admin@thesparkarts.co.uk

Will I have to wear a face covering?

Venues are following government guidance and will provide updated information on their websites and social media channels. Please check this information before your visit. We continue to encourage audiences and participants to wear a face covering in indoor public places.

Will I have to show an NHS Covid pass?

You will no longer need to show your NHS Covid pass at venues and events, although venues and events can still use them if they wish. Please check the updated information at the venue you are visiting before your visit.

Will I have to take a lateral flow test before my visit?

Venues have their own policies and procedures to keep visitors and audiences safe and this information should be checked before visiting the venue. We continue to encourage Spark staff and artists to take regular lateral flow tests.

When to do rapid tests? (INFORMATION FROM NHS WEBSITE).

Do rapid tests on days when you're more likely to catch or spread COVID-19.For example, do a test before you:

What should I do if I have Covid-19 symptoms before or after visiting a venue or event?

You should get tested and self-isolate as soon as possible. If you are unable to visit the venue or event due to self-isolating, you should be able to let either Spark or the venue know before the show to get a refund or exchange your tickets to another date or performance. Each venue will have their own policy. If you have any questions then please email admin@thesparkarts.co.uk