Reducing venue capacity

Reducing a venues capacity will allow restaurants/ pubs and clubs to look after the welfare of their customers. If a venue was allowed 100 customers in, reducing the number to 50 would increase available social distancing space.

Why the contribution is important

Being allowed out to socialise. Allowing venues to open. Venue employees able to return to work.

by Margot_may_dee on May 09, 2020 at 05:21PM

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  • Posted by petermuir79 May 09, 2020 at 17:39

    While it's a nice idea it's not as simple as just reducing the capacity. Firstly, the vast majority of venues are rarely at capacity so 50% reduction may mean its business as usual. Secondly, each building floor plan and layout is different. And once you factor staff in you may be able to only have 5-10 which point the business cannot make enough money.
  • Posted by Abigail May 09, 2020 at 20:35

    Agree in principle, however appropriate revised capacity would need to be assessed and approved for each individual venue.
  • Posted by scottie234 May 10, 2020 at 09:00

    There are problems involved but we have to start somewhere and this seems like a reasonable starting point.
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