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Covid-19

Weddings Risk Assessment

 GORDON RAMSAY RESTAURANTS – CV-19 MEASURES

At Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, there is nothing more important to us than our guests and our team’s wellbeing. While we can’t wait to welcome you back to our restaurants, you will definitely notice that things look a little different and notice that we have made changes that provide a safe, comfortable and enjoyable environment for everyone.

We will ensure that we adhere to all guidelines set out by the Government and the team will be constantly monitoring and ensuring that we go above and beyond to create a safe environment when you visit our restaurants.

WEDDING CEREMONIES

Weddings will be available for a maximum of 15 people (including children) - this will include the bride and groom but will not include anybody working at the venue or during the ceremony (restaurant employees, person officiating ceremony etc)

Seating at the ceremony will be positioned so that social distancing between households/bubbles can be maintained as per Government guidelines

Guests attending the wedding will be required to stay seated throughout the ceremony

Any infants involved in the ceremony will be required to be held by a parent/guardian

Sanitiser will be available at the entrance of the restaurant and throughout the building

Sanitiser will be available in the area that the wedding is being held

It is required that everybody entering the restaurant cleans their hands thoroughly

Guests will be required to wear a face covering at all times when in the building - the bride, groom and person officiating the wedding will be permitted to remove their masks during the ceremony

The bride and groom will be required to clean their hands before and after exchanging rings during the ceremony - hand washing facilities and hand sanitiser will be made available during this time

In accordance with Government guidelines, no eating or drinking will be permitted during the wedding ceremony unless required for purposes of solemnisation

The service is to be kept as short as reasonably practical and limited to the parts which are required to make it legally binding

The touching of communal objects during the ceremony should be minimised

Books, service sheets and communal resources are not permitted - single use alternatives are permitted but should be removed by the attendee

Congregational singing will not be permitted by guests at the wedding

Professional performers will be permitted to perform at the ceremony - they will be required to provide a risk assessment prior to the wedding to confirm they are able to perform in accordance with Government guidelines on performing arts

Recorded music will be permitted at the ceremony but should be kept at a volume low enough to ensure no one has to raise their voices when speaking

The restaurant will be following an enhanced cleaning programme and all common touch points will be cleaned before and after the ceremony

Guests details will be recorded in accordance with Government requirements and to aid track and trace system

Where common touch point surfaces are not easily cleanable (eg upholstered furniture) a steam cleaner will be available to use for cleaning

Doors to the restaurant will be left open where possible, to reduce hand contact surfaces and increase ventilation

Internal doors will be left open where possible (NOT fire doors) to aid ventilation and reduce hand contact surfaces

Cloakroom services will not be available – guests will keep their belongings with them

Throwing of confetti will not be permitted

Throwing of the bouquet will not be permitted

Guests will be encouraged to pay any charges by card. In the event of cash having to be used as payment, employees will wash their hands thoroughly after handling cash

Guests of the wedding party will be advised that they will not be admitted if they are displaying symptoms of coronavirus - details of this will be included in the booking confirmation

Any external businesses involved in the wedding who will need to enter the restaurant as part of the wedding (florist etc) will be required to submit their Covid risk assessment to GRR in advance of the wedding

WEDDING RECEPTIONS

Provision laid out in the specific restaurant Covid risk assessment will be followed in addition to the following points:

Wedding receptions will be available for a maximum of 15 people. This will include the bride and groom but will not include anybody working at the venue or during the reception

Dining and drinking will be table service only (this includes outdoor seating). Wedding and reception guests will be encouraged to stay seated throughout the reception

During the reception, guests from different households/bubbles will be sat at tables and in accordance with social distancing rules – 1 metre apart and facing side by side or back to back

In compliance with Government guidelines the restaurant will close at 10pm

Sanitiser will be available at the entrance to the restaurant and throughout the restaurant - if the reception is in a private dining area then sanitiser will be available in this area

Front of house employees involved in serving reception guests and guests attending the reception will be required to wear a face covering at all times when in the restaurant - guests will be permitted to remove their masks when sat at a table to eat or drink

An enhanced cleaning programme will be in place, using an anti viral cleaner on common points, toilet areas etc - these areas will be cleaned on an hourly basis with a cleaning schedule in place - guest chairs, tables, card payment machines and other high contact surfaces will be cleaned after each use

If menus are used they will be disposable

Food will be delivered and laid on the guests table as quickly as possible. The employee will then stand back before checking everything is satisfactory, to limit the amount of time they are within the 1 metre distance of the guests

Table touches will be minimised

Cutting of the cake is permitted but guests must remain seated throughout, to maintain social distancing

Objects in the venue being touched by several people (such as guest books or polaroid camera stations) will be minimised and hand sanitiser will be available for both before and after contact 

The exchange of cards and gifts during receptions and celebrations will be discouraged 

Guests details will be recorded in accordance with Government requirements and to aid track and trace system

Speeches are permitted but guests must remain seated and the speaker must be able to speak without raising their voice

If live performers are included in the reception, they must provide a Covid risk assessment to the restaurant in advance of the wedding reception and must operate in accordance with the Government Guidelines on performing arts

Dancing will not be permitted, apart from the ‘first dance’ by the bride and groom, which is exempt from the restrictions

Guests of the wedding party will be advised that they will not be admitted if they are displaying symptoms of coronavirus - details of this will be included in the booking confirmation

If either the bride or the groom develops symptoms of coronavirus then the wedding should be cancelled/postponed

Any external businesses involved in the wedding who will need to enter the restaurant as part of the wedding will be required to submit their Covid risk assessment to GRR in advance of the wedding

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