COVID-19 FAQs | Lime Venue Portfolio
With guidelines changing from week to week, we know it can be hard to keep track of what event types can go ahead and what the different rules are. To help you navigate the uncertainty, we’ve put together a list of COVID-19 FAQs to give you some information on the questions we’ve been asked the most. We’ll be updating this page in line with any changes to Government advice, and will always ensure that we’re doing everything we can to keep you informed and ensure your events are as safe as possible.
Are you and your venues open during lockdown?
The Lime team are here for you throughout lockdown, Monday-Friday, 9-5pm. We can help you with finding a venue, virtual tours, getting hold of a venue on your behalf, information on COVID secure measures.
Many of our venues also remain open for essential workers, essential training & education purposes. In accordance with Government guidelines business meetings and events are advised against but may take place with up to a total of 30 people if reasonably necessary – for example for the purposes of work that cannot be done at home e.g. for essential training or education purposes.
For all guests, our venues continue to operate COVID secure measures, in line with Government guidance including social distancing.
During national lockdown can I still hold my business meeting with you?
In accordance with Government guidelines business meetings and events are advised against but may take place with up to a total of 30 people if reasonably necessary - for example for the purposes of work that cannot be done at home e.g. for essential training or education purposes. For all guests, we will continue to operate our COVID secure measures, in line with Government guidance including social distancing. Please contact us for a list of open venues.
Following the introduction of UK lockdown restrictions can my social event still go ahead?
During national lockdown, social events like private dining and parties are unable to take place. Please check the latest government advice here.
We are still taking social bookings for 2021.
What makes a venue COVID-secure?
When we say our venues are COVID-secure, we mean that we’ve put all reasonable measures in place to keep our staff and attendees safe from Coronavirus. These measures cover cleaning, social distancing, signage, food service and more.
Can I see the venue before booking?
Yes, after national lockdown, please get in touch with us to book a safe, private tour of the venue. Alternatively, some of our venues have virtual tours available online - see our individual venue pages.
Is there a track and trace system in place?
Our venues use the NHS COVID-19 track and trace app. Please download the app and scan the QR code found around our venues to check in and help keep everyone safe.
Will I have my temperature checked?
We will not be checking guests’ temperatures. However, different protocols may apply from event/group booking organisers. Please contact them for their policies.
What cleaning procedures are in place?
We have increased the frequency of cleaning, paying extra attention to touch points such as door handles and light switches. Meeting rooms and bedrooms will be thoroughly cleaned before your arrival.
Will I have to wear a face covering?
Yes, please wear a face covering in the venues at all times except when seated to eat or drink. Please follow the event organiser’s guidance regarding the wearing of masks during your meeting. Children under 11 and those with a medical exemption will not be required to wear a face covering.
Do I need to bring my own hand sanitiser/gloves/PPE?
We will be providing hand sanitiser stations throughout our venues but you are welcome to bring your own hand sanitiser and PPE.
Will your staff be wearing necessary PPE?
To help keep everyone safe, all of our team members will be equipped with the correct PPE.
What are your new capacities?
We have social distancing measures in place at every venue which means that capacities may be restricted. Please get in touch for more information.
How will you ensure social distancing measures are being followed?
It is everyone’s responsibility to adhere to social distancing guidelines. To help make this easier we have new protocols and signage within the venue to help guests and colleagues keep their distance.
How has food service changed?
How we serve food may have slightly changed, but the great taste hasn’t! For example, we have added more grab-and-go options to our menus, buffet options will be plated by our team and if you are attending a meeting we have various options available from soup and a sandwich to delicious Bento boxes.
Can I postpone my event or change the date?
We will do all we can to be flexible to your needs. Please get in touch with us and we will look into this for you.
What is your cancellation policy in regards to conferences and events?
We understand everyone’s event and cancellation circumstance is different so please get in touch with us to discuss further.
Will I get a full refund for cancelling my event due to Coronavirus?
Please get in touch with us and we will look into this for you.
Didn’t find the answer to your question? Please don't hesitate to contact us.
What does essential education and training mean?
During the second national lockdown, in accordance with Government guidelines, business meetings and events are advised against but may take place with up to a total of 30 people if reasonably necessary – for example for the purposes of work that cannot be done at home e.g. for essential training or education purposes.
So, what is a ‘hybrid’ event?
So, what is a hybrid meeting? There is a lot of talk about them, not least in a post-Covid-19 world, and they are widely being hailed as the future of our industry.