The Mono Box

COVID-19 PROTOCOL

for in-person workshops


 

Activity-based risk assessments

All activities scheduled to take place onsite are underpinned by an up-to-date risk assessment that clearly identifies hazards and the controls to mitigate against risks. 

 

Before attending in-person events

If you have any of the below symptoms or think you may have come into contact with someone with COVID-19 you should NOT travel to the venue or attend any of The Mono Box's in-person workshop(s), panels, or events you have booked on to.

 

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 the NHS guidance is to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.  

For further information on COVID-19 symptoms please see: Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS (www.nhs.uk

 

The NHS website has recently updated the list of symptoms related to the virus as below. 

  • a high temperature or shivering (chills) – a high temperature means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) 

  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours 

  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste 

  • shortness of breath 

  • feeling tired or exhausted 

  • an aching body 

  • a headache 

  • a sore throat 

  • a blocked or runny nose 

  • loss of appetite 

  • Diarrhoea

  • feeling sick or being sick 

  • The symptoms are very similar to symptoms of other illnesses, such as colds and flu.

While it is no longer a legal requirement to test if you show or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, we recommend and encourage all facilitators, panellists, participants and audiences who are taking part in in-person workshops or events to take a lateral flow test prior to attending.

Lateral flow tests can be purchased from any leading chemist.

*If your lateral flow test gives a positive result, immediately contact key person (as outlined above) 

Travel

  • All individuals are encouraged to wear face coverings when using public transport, unless exempt.

On arrival

  • You will need to sign in on arrival (details will be circulated in advance).

  • While it is not a legal requirement to wear a mask it is recommended when in crowded and enclosed settings.

  • Hand washing or sanitising is encouraged upon arrival.  

During workshops and events

  • The government encourages people to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed settings where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet. 

  • To minimise risk, we encourage people to limit close contact if possible. 

  • Ventilation is key to reducing the spread of COVID. Windows/doors will be opened wherever possible.

  • Hand Sanitiser station with antibacterial wipes and PPE will be provided at the venue.

  • *If, during the day you begin to feel unwell with COVID symptoms you will be instructed to go home immediately. 

Breaks

  • Breaks can be taken outside the building or in the designated breakout area.

  • *There will be no access to a kitchen to prepare food and drinks.

Other

  • Minimise or prevent the use of shared objects or documents. If shared, ensure they are cleaned between use or passed to another to use. Forms/documents must be stored in a cleanable plastic wallet or laminated.