Social distancing measures at The Nest

As per government guidelines on social distancing measures at venues, we have made an array of changes at The Nest to ensure we are fully compliant, and to give our bookers and visitors peace of mind when visiting the site.

Please see below some of the measures we have put into place:


Changes to the facility

Hand sanitisers have been strategically positioned in various rooms and perspex shields have been added to the reception area and the dining room serving hatch. Any ‘high touch’ areas will be disinfected after every use, as well as at the end of the day. Signage, to guide, remind and advise visitors has been erected across the site.

Please see our overall site map, or our detailed Clubhouse and 3G pitch maps, which detail social distancing compliant additions.

Risk assessment

We have a specific COVID risk assessment, to accompany our standard site risk assessment.

You can view this here.

Trained staff on site

A reduced number of staff members will be on site during your event to reduce the risk of transmission. All staff members from the Foundation and The Nest have been trained on our new working procedures.

Revised maximum capacity numbers

The capacity numbers across the various areas of the site have been reduced to allow for 1-metre social distancing between guests. Seating arrangements are fixed, and cannot be changed.

See example visuals of seating here, here and here.

Face masks

Masks must be worn by parents/carers when signing in or dropping off your child for a session.

Please note:

  • For grassroots U18 teams, one spectator per child may spectate.
  • For other programmes (including all Foundation provision) we ask spectators to leave the site or wait in their cars, unless they have the permission of The Nest (e.g. safeguarding reasons).
  • Our changing rooms are currently out of bounds.
  • Bookers will receive full instructions about our social distancing policies prior to their booking.

It is the responsibility of each individual visitor to ensure they are healthy and carry no symptoms prior to attending The Nest. Should a visitor have any symptom relating to COVID-19, they MUST NOT attend.

For a document detailing all of the changes that have been made, please contact us or call us on 01603 984000.