Covid-19 Safety Measures

These are the steps we've taken, and will continue to take, to keep everyone who enters the Allendale Centre as safe as possible. Please work with us to help protect staff, customers and all other visitors.

*PLEASE NOTE that from August 8th, a face covering MUST be worn when entering the Centre* 

General information:


  • Whole building sanitisation – every room and all equipment within the building has been sanitised with an anti-bacterial fogging spray prior to the centre reopening to the public.


  • Single entry point – entry to the building is restricted to the main front entrance.


  • Hand sanitisers – there is a sanitising stand at the main front entrance and we will ask everyone entering to utilise this.


  • One-way system – there is a signed one-way system throughout the building to ensure social distancing can be observed, and to avoid crossover of people in narrow areas such as corridors.


  • Signage – signs will be used throughout the building to help guide people around and advise actions to be taken e.g. how to wash your hands / safety advice etc.


  • Toilets – each block of toilets now has a lock on the main door, will be accessible by one person at a time and will be unisex. Within each block there will be a dedicated cubicle for females and a dedicated cubicle for males. Where multiple sinks are in the toilet block, only one will be available for use, to allow focused cleaning.

  • General cleaning - daily cleaning of the whole premises will continue, with antibacterial products used throughout.  This will include all door handles and surfaces.


  • Tables, chairs and door handles will be sanitised regularly – if room set-up is to be completed by the Allendale Centre, sanitisation of all tables and chairs to be used will be completed after set-up, ready for use.


  • Airflow – subject to weather conditions, we ask that all external doors and / or windows to a room remain open for the duration of all booked sessions.


  • A clear screen is in place at Reception desk to protect our staff and volunteers.



Minster Market @ the Allendale:

As the Minster Market is being organised and managed by the WDCA, there will be additional areas of consideration within the Market while we remain under government guidance and social distancing:

  • Social distancing – the stall layout has been created to ensure social distancing can be observed throughout the Market. There is a 2m wide walkway through the centre of the Market, and a further 1m space between the walkway and the front of each stall. There is also a minimum of 1m gap between the ends of each stall.

  • Each stall holder will have an allocated entry and exit point for their stall.

  • A volunteer will be present to manage entry to the Market, if necessary, to avoid excessive queuing and overcrowding of the rooms.

  • All stall holders will be required to provide hand sanitiser on their stalls and ask people to utilise it before moving to the next stall.