Keeping you safe

Following the latest change in government guidance all visitors aged 12 years and over must wear a face covering in our venues, unless they are medically exempt. 

To ensure the wellbeing of visitors and staff we are monitoring numbers to ensure our venues do not become too crowded.  

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