Having considered Government advice and feedback from the audience, the Trustees will be taking the following precautions to protect our audience and volunteers from infection.
We are currently limiting seats to about 50% of full capacity to allow extra space between groups separated by a table. Four wall mounted industrial ventilation fans will force fresh air in at one end of the hall and extract stale air at the other.
Tickets are available to be bought online and door sales will be minimised. The ticket store is at www.ticketsource.co.uk/rusthall-community-cinema where assigned seats may be reserved and paid for in advance. Those preferring to avoid online purchase may send an email to Tickets@RusthallCinema.club including a phone number where they will be called back within 48 hours to allow payment to be taken over the telephone.
Before entering the hall, visitors will be asked to either
show their completed NHS COVID-19 vaccination card or
allow their NHS Covid Pass to be scanned.
Those without a valid card or pass will be offered a refund of tickets (less booking fees) to be paid within 48 hours. See further details below.
On entering the hall please make sure you are wearing a properly fitted face mask that is kept on throughout the evening while standing and apply the provided sanitiser to your hands. Use the NHS COVID-19 app to ‘check into a venue’ or failing that, list the name and phone number of each person in your group on the contact sheet. This will be retained for 21 days and used for NHS Test and Trace only.
The volunteers at the box office table will then scan the QR code on your eticket (electronic or paper copy) before you are shown to your seat. If you would like to buy a raffle ticket or items from the catering table you may pay using a contactless card / chip & PIN or cash if you have no requirement for change.
Immediately after the film you are encouraged to join our discussion group in person or remotely via Zoom using https://tinyurl.com/RCC-discuss - further details are in the monthly newsletter and on our website.
NHS Covid Pass.
Since we reopened after the Covid break we have had the rule that visitors must have had two Covid vaccinations or a negative test result within 24 hours, and indeed we required ticket bookers to attest to this.
To harden this rule for the safety of all, the Trustees are now requiring both audience and volunteers to have their NHS Covid Pass scanned prior to entering the hall or show their NHS COVID-19 vaccination card.
The NHS Covid Pass is explained at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/ but in a nutshell, anyone over 18 can get a QR code (aka 2D barcode) that can be shown as proof of low risk to others around them. There are a several ways of getting this proof, all require knowledge of your NHS number and are valid for 30 days (automatically renewable):
Using the NHS app which can be downloaded to a smart phone. The code can be shown to the RCC volunteer greeter who will be able to scan this. If shown on a phone the display can be scrolled up to hide the holder’s age.
Alternatively you can visit the online NHS COVID Pass service to receive an on-screen version, downloadable .PDF version, or have an email sent to you.
You may have a letter sent to you within 5 days by requesting it online or by calling 119.
If there is any problem obtaining an NHS Covid Pass please email Eugene@RusthallCinema.club for assistance in good time.