The Garage Trust is working tirelessly to ensure we are continually compliant with government-advised Covid-19 safety standards, as they continue to change frequently. The health and well-being of all our staff, students, participants and customers is our primary concern and we are keen to provide reassurance on the impact of the Coronavirus on all who attend The Garage (Norwich) and The Workshop (King’s Lynn). Government advice is changing quickly, often from day-to-day. As the advice changes we will continue to adapt our operational practices to match latest guidelines.

  • On entering our building we are requesting, all participants, audience and staff members to wear masks in communal areas of the building and optional in classes
  • We are continuing to request that audience members wear their masks while seated in the auditorium 
  • We continue to acknowledge there are some people who may not be able to wear a face covering and will be respectful of all who do not  
  • Our current cleaning regime will continue at the level we have sustained throughout the pandemic. Wipes and hand sanitiser will be available throughout the building


These procedures were reviewed in March 2022.

  • Automatic hand sanitiser dispensers have been placed throughout the building, as well as supplies in each of the offices and studios. The hand sanitiser offers six-hours of protection, although we encourage everyone to use it more frequently.
  • We have introduced additional venue cleans throughout the day, focussing on frequent touchpoints across every floor – toilets, door handles and stair rails. Our cleaners use an anti-bacterial cleaning agent which has an active life of 30 days. The studios and theatre are fogged using the same 30-day active product on a weekly basis, to ensure consistency of active product life over our busiest areas.
  • Cleaning products are available in each studio for staff and participant use, and we will be covering the studio floors in an easy-to-clean material that is still safe for dance use prior to the start of term.
  • Plastic storage boxes have been sourced for personal belongings to be stored during classes and cleaned between classes
  • We have adjusted class timings to ensure the numbers of people moving through the building at any one time are as low as possible, and allowed for cleaning time between sessions.
  • If you are feeling unwell do not attend your class. Please see criteria below under To Reduce the Risk of Infection 
  • On entering our building we are requesting, all participants, audience and staff members to wear masks in communal areas of the building and optional in classes  
  • Soap and hand sanitiser are readily available; please wash your hands frequently and for a minimum of 20 seconds
  • On entering our building we are requesting, all participants, audience and staff members to wear masks in communal areas of the building and optional in classes 
  • We would ask that you have your Etickets ready for scanning by our team 
  • A small selection of drinks will be available to purchase from The Garage

In the event of local or national lockdown restrictions being imposed we will transfer our classes online and they will be delivered via Zoom.

  • Do not come to work, class or show if you are unwell
  • On entering our building we are requesting, all participants, audience and staff members to wear masks in communal areas of the building and optional in classes 
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands 
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever and a cough 
  • Frequently clean your hands for at least 20 seconds following the advice given

Unsure if you should attend class? Take a look at our flow chart below.

Covid Flow Chart

So that The Trust can fully support you

  • If you are a staff member, please notify your line manager
  • If you are a student on a GCSE or HNC programme at The Garage, please notify Beth Norman, Learning Manager on 01603 283390. If you have outstanding work, assessments or are expecting to attend a mock exam we will endeavour to make suitable alternative arrangements for you
  • If you are a participant on one of our classes, please contact Jason Raper, Venue Supervisor on 01603 283382. The Trust will be happy to provide you with a credit voucher to cover the classes you will miss during your period of self-isolation

If you are in any way unsure about any of the information and advice relating to The Trust’s response to coronavirus, please contact The Garage and ask to speak to Adam Taylor. All staff members can be contacted via [email protected]

This is a challenging time but we endeavour to remain calm, considerate, vigilant and informed. We aim to keep this page updated as and when things change, but we suggest that, where concerned, you refer directly to the government advice for clarity on the current situation.