Updated company statement about the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

James Lindsay – CEO/Managing Director
Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Just to follow up on our earlier posting last week and to keep you updated.

Royal Vauxhall Tavern would like to thank the good attendance numbers last week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and cabaret on Friday have all been well attended. The weekend has been good although slower than in normal times.

The Night Time Industries Association of which we are a member contacted us yesterday and have advised us not to voluntarily close the business unless we are strictly forced to do so by a competent authority.

We continue to monitor the World Health Organisation, Government and Public Health England advice. The UK Government’s four part plan is to contain, delay, research and mitigate Coronavirus. Essentially, the Government hopes to detect early cases, slow the spread of the virus, better understand how to treat and vaccinate against it and provide good care to those who become ill.

At all stages, the Government will be guided by the medical experts and scientists, and we are told they continue to take the right action at the right time. We have to trust the decision makers with the information they are being provided with.

We have undertaken a deep clean and sanitisation programme of the public areas and we continue to promote good hygiene guidelines and encourage regular handwashing and utilising the antibacterial alcohol hand gel at the door entry point and at each of the till points on the bar. This ongoing will be a regular process.

We are advised not to close the workplace if someone with confirmed Coronavirus has entered the premises. Instead, identify who has been in contact with the individual and work with Public Health England.

It appears that all businesses, as with Royal Vauxhall Tavern being a small independent company has no support from Government unless a government official or legal authority closes or evacuate the premises.

I have a duty of care to all my team, as well as all the LGBT+ performers, DJs and promoters who work with us and to keep them safe and keep people in employment and to ensure all our financial obligations are met.

15 March 2020