How we are keeping people safe at the London Symphony Orchestra

Julian Gil Rodriguez in rehearsal wearing a mask

At LSO St Luke's

A number of measures have been introduced at LSO St Luke's to help everyone working in the building remain safe:

  • Providing sanitising stations at each entrance, and access to handwashing facilities
  • Temperature checks on entrance to the grounds
  • Managing schedules to minimise the time that people have to be on site and travel during busy periods
  • Allocating workstations, music stands and chairs to avoid sharing and possible risk of cross-contamination
  • Masks to be worn by everyone at all times when in the building except when eating/drinking
  • Disposable black masks provided for wear during performances
  • Pre-planned use of all available areas in the building to de-densify spaces
  • Librarians wearing gloves when handling scores
  • Signage reminding people to keep a distance of 2m wherever possible, including whilst moving around LSO St Luke’s with clear directional signage and the use of one-way systems
  • Regular cleaning with particular attention to all contact surfaces, including door handles, handrails, chairs, music stands, etc and other hard surfaces
  • Toilets to be regulated in terms of usage, and regularly cleaned and disinfected
  • Running air management system at 100% 2 hours before, during the event and 2 hours after to ensure maximum fresh air circulation
  • No provision of refreshments except for a contactless drinking water dispenser
  • Maintaining a database of contact details for anyone involved in LSO/LSO St Luke’s activity to aid the NHS Test & Trace scheme, and displaying the venue's NHS QR Code. Data kept secure and disposed of after 21 days
  • Regular COVID testing of all players and staff on site provided by partners DnaNudge

We will continue to review and manage potential risks, particularly in response to any changing guidance from the government, and will communicate such changes to our musicians and staff.

Staying COVID-19 Secure Certificate (PDF)

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We have been granted the use of Society Of London Theatre & UK Theatre's 'See It Safely' mark. The mark certifies that we are complying with the latest Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences. You can find out more here about the measures we have been putting in place.