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Walk With Me - Stoke

We're meeting at the Box so we can ensure different people/bubbles can gather at a safe distance from each other - doors will be kept open. If you prefer to wait outside that is fine. The tables/chairs in The Box will be sanitised between groups, as will any surfaces that get touched (door handles etc)

Hand sanitiser will be available.

Stewards will be wearing masks.

We are inviting audience members to wear masks if they can.

The tour uses headphones - we will sanitise these between users, and we always put clean fabric covers on them. We will distribute these in a socially distanced way, and audiences will drop them back into a bag at the end (no need for contact with staff). We'll sanitise and put them in a fresh bag after that.

As it's a headphone-based tour, it means that audience members can distance from each other and from the performer as we go round - the performer will remind people about this and stewards will be keeping an eye out to remind anyone where needed.

As it is a walking tour, we do not stay for long periods in one place. When we do pause, we are encouraging people to spread out. We've reviewed any pinch points' along the route - we will not pause in crowded areas.

Audiences will be welcome to hold back to cope with localised moments of crowding (or indeed to leave at any point if they do not feel it is working for them). We're allowing extra time to complete the walk.

Audiences will be invited to come back to complete evaluation forms in the socially distanced Box space - we will offer this electronically via email too for those who prefer.

Ultimately we all have to make our own decisions about what we feel safe doing. Please do let us know if you have any concerns outside of what we're proposing: we are always open to new ideas of how we can make it safer.

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Talking Birds' series of WALK WITH ME walking tours of Coventry neighbourhoods are commissioned as part of Coventry City of Culture’s Great Place project, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.

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