See it Safely Toolkit

The See It Safely Toolkit

UK Theatre and SOLT have launched the See It Safely toolkit to support theatres as they reopen and to instil audience confidence.

By signing up to the toolkit, venues can show audiences that they are compliant with the latest government guidelines. DCMS are encouraging the roll out of this scheme across the wider live events sector, and the Federation of Scottish Theatre will be administering and promoting the campaign once the Scottish Government gives the go-ahead that theatres can safely reopen.

Phill Brown (our Head of Risk and Safety) is on hand to offer members ongoing support and advice on health and safety issues, and will share updated guidelines as necessary.

The toolkit is available for members of UK Theatre and SOLT. 

Please complete this online application to be granted use of the See it Safely toolkit.  

What’s in the toolkit? 

  • The See It Safely mark   
  • An animated health and safety video for audiences 
  • A selection of signage for your venue 
  • certificate which can be displayed in your venue
  • Ticketing principles
  • Seven Inclusive Principles for Arts & Cultural Organisations
  • Website copy which you can adapt as necessary
  • toolbox training PowerPoint created by Phill Brown   
  • Details on the #BackOnStage social media campaign
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The See It Safely mark can be added to show artwork and displayed in venues.

  • SOLT and UK Theatre will grant a license for you to use the mark
  • Venues will have to complete an online compliancy form before using
  • Welsh language versions are available.

This video demonstrates the safety measures which theatres will be putting in place. The video is animated and has a voiceover so it is easy for us to create a new version if guidance changes.

Accessible versions of the video will be available – one is BSL interpreted and one is audio described.

The video features a voiceover from Rachel Tucker, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, John Owen-Jones and Jennifer Tierney. The four different accents represent the four UK nations.

The toolkit includes signage for your to display at your venue covering theatre safety measures as well as instructions for visitors to your venue. Examples in include:

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds
  • Be wise and sanitise
  • Wear your mask
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Pre-order drinks and use cashless payment
  • Enhanced cleaning is taking place
  • Follow directions and one way systems
See it Safely signage examples
See it Safely signage examples

If you have any questions re. the campaign, please email Emma@soltukt.co.uk

If you have any questions re. the form or toolkit, please email Kayley@soltukt.co.uk

If you have any health and safety or Covid related questions, please email Phillip@soltukt.co.uk

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