Your Venue Safety

At Manchester Central, our priority is to provide a welcoming, safe environment where outstanding events take place and memorable experiences are created. 

We want every visitor to have a safe and enjoyable time at the venue. To facilitate this, we have highly skilled teams in place as well as certain measures designed to provide comfort and reassurance for all, allowing you to focus on enjoying your time with us. 

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We work with every event organiser to help plan and implement safety measures based on the specific needs of each event.

Following the latest government guidance, we ask everyone coming to the venue to be prepared to demonstrate their COVID status via any of the following ways:

  ▪️ Proof of double vaccination on NHS COVID pass (digital version or letter)
  ▪️ Record of a negative PCR or lateral flow test result, taken within the last 48 hours, on NHS COVID pass or text/email confirmation
  ▪️ Proof of exemption from vaccination or vaccination and testing on the basis of a medical exemption or clinical trial participation, on NHS COVID pass (digital version or letter)*

*The NHS COVID Pass no longer provides details of natural immunity for entering certain venues and events. Proof of natural immunity cannot be accepted as an alternative to proof of vaccination or a recent test.

We also ask that anyone experiencing any of the following symptoms does not attend the venue:

  ▪️ High temperature
  ▪️ New, continuous cough
  ▪️ Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

We continue to follow the government’s All Secure Standard for delivering events safely and have introduced a range of safety enhancements at the venue to facilitate this:

  ▪️ Hand sanitiser stations located around the venue 
  ▪️ Increased cleaning and sanitising of spaces and touchpoints 
  ▪️ Wearing of face masks welcomed 
  ▪️ A cashless and contactless venue where possible  
  ▪️ Clear signage on venue safety measures, reminding everyone of the importance of hygiene  
  ▪️ Onsite event safety team for first aid support
  ▪️ Venue stewards on hand to provide information and assistance

In addition, all our spaces benefit from ventilation that exchanges internal air with fresh air from outside. Our systems and air flow rates are compliant with the latest CIBSE & HSE recommended guidance for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19.

By demonstrating these measures, we have successfully achieved Visit Britain’s ‘Were good to go’ accreditation - the industry standard for UK venues, hospitality and tourism businesses. 

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Venue Security 

Every visitor who comes to Manchester Central may have their bags searched.   

We therefore ask you to consider keeping bags and possessions to a minimum.  Please also consider the size of your bag - we recommend just one small bag or handbag - to minimise the time it takes to search and gain access to the event.  When planning your arrival to the venue, we suggest you allow some extra time for security checks. 

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If you have any queries please get in touch with our team who will be happy to help.

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