COVID-19 Update

Following careful consideration of current public health concerns we have made the decision to close {10-11} for meetings and events until the end of June 2020. We hope it won’t be too long before we are hosting our wonderful clients again. In the meantime we ask that you #SaveEvents by postponing your event not cancelling. Also our incredible team are still working hard (remotely!) so please get in touch to discuss hosting a future event or to share a community initiative, call to commiserate or share a story or a joke. We’re stronger together and the team are here for you. Follow us on social media, where we will continue to post photos of beautiful parties to brighten your feed and to highlight the incredible supplier partners we work with who support the events industry and make magical live moments happen. Sending love to everyone especially our community of #eventprofs. Lots of love the {10-11} Carlton House Terrace Team.

The British Academy policy on Covid-19 (coronavirus) – as at 13th March 2020

This note sets out information about how The British Academy at {10-11} Carlton House Terrace is responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Information for individuals about the virus and how to protect yourself against it must be found via the official channels such as the NHS 111 service or the government’s website.

The British Academy takes the health and safety of their staff, clients and partners very seriously. We are following the regular advice from the UK Government and Public Health England and will update our policy and act accordingly as advice changes.

The British Academy remains fully open and all events are taking place as normal.

The transmission of COVID-19 is not yet fully understood; however, it is thought that it can be transmitted from human to human through close contact and that transmission is via large respiratory droplets and by direct and indirect contact with respiratory secretions.

Three main symptoms have been reported by China and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to date: Fever, Cough or chest tightness, Shortness of breath


Public areas

Sanitising stations with dispensers are being made available in reception, staff kitchens, lavatories plus all meeting rooms.

“Catch it, Bin it, Kill it”

Posters have been put up around the building including in all lavatories, public and staff areas. These posters emphasise the importance of individuals washing their hands regularly.

Cleaning schedule

The British Academy already has a robust cleaning schedule in place however an enhanced schedule is being put in place to regularly disinfect high volume touch points such as door handles, push plates, stair rails, lift call buttons, sign-in pads and chair arms.

Hygiene practices

We encourage everyone to follow the following hygiene practices:

· Clean hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub

· Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue. If this is not possible then cough or sneeze into the elbow

· Put used tissues in the bin straight away

· Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms

Potentially infected individuals

Stay at home guidance

The government have issued new advice and information about the coronavirus to help to delay the peak of the illness. They have published stay at home guidance for anyone who develops even mild symptoms of the disease - a continuous cough or fever.

We are advising all staff and contractors to follow the government's advice in that you must stay at home for 7 days from the onset of symptoms and encourage our clients and their guests to do the same.

All Staff and Contractors who are self-isolating have been instructed to notify the Academy.

Returning travellers

The latest travel advice can be found on the governments website.

Staff and Visitors to the Academy

Should anyone attending The British Academy, either in the capacity of staff, fellow, contractor or visitor, start to exhibit any signs of infection by the coronavirus, we ask that you telephone reception. You will then be directed to an isolation room within the building and immediate advice sought from the emergency services venue. Should you not have access to a telephone you should self-isolate within the nearest accessible toilet and activate the alarm. A staff member will come to your assistance and immediate advice sought from the emergency services.


All contractors will be expected to follow this policy.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding this policy or any relate aspect, please email these to