Current CV19 Safety Measures for all Barrowland Shows are as follows:

1. Please use the CV19 QR barcode, which will be on display outside the venue or leave name and contact number with steward on register at front door.

Note: If you can’t scan the barcode, having your details on a piece of paper ready will help speed up the process.

2. Everyone will be temperature checked before entry.

3. Wear a mask at all times but it can be removed for eating, drinking and dancing.

Note: If you are “mask exempt” please have the card displayed on a lanyard so stewards and other customers can see it.

4. Stay in your personal bubble as much as possible.

5. Please respect other peoples’ personal space wherever possible.

6. It is a “recommendation”, (not mandatory) to take an LFT up to 48 hours before show.

Please note some artists are demanding more safety measures and if there are any changes, we will try and post them but we recommend you visit the artist’s site, before any show.

Be well, be safe, enjoy the music x

30 thoughts on “CV19 Safety Measures

  1. I’ve not worn a muzzle or a lanyard yet. I don’t need to prove my exemption or wear any lanyard. You can’t legally make me do that. I’m not displaying my hidden disability too everyone you absolute jobsworths

    1. No we can’t legally make you help stop other people from being afraid but you can be refused entry or stewards can legally remove you from the building if you do not show proof of the mask exemption to a steward when asked.

      Your call.

  2. After today’s announcement about Vaccine passports….Im unvaxxed, will I be denied entry to future gigs I have tickets for?

    1. If the legal requirement by government is a vaccine I would assume so but we are waiting for a clear direction from government. Thanks for your patience.

      1. Will you provide me with a refund if I cannot now attend gigs? To be honest I would not want to see bands that agree with this attack on our freedoms anyway.

          1. Ticket sellers are taking no responsibility for the health passports mandate, they are not asking anyone for proof before purchasing a ticket. It is the venue who require to see the passports for entry so you would be liable for refund if I am no longer allowed entry to YOUR venue . Can you provide me with the name of the manager I should write to to request this.
            Thank you for your help

          2. The venue hires the room to a promoter and the safety measures are decided in conjunction with the promoters, artists, health and safety and staff, and within the legal mandate of the Scottish Government government.

            If you cannot attend the “point of purchase”, not the venue hold the funds until the show, then they are passed to the promoter and artist.

            If you strongly feel you want a refund it is the point of purchase that have the ability to issue it, not the venue, until the show is performed, then it is the artist and/or promoter, not the venue you need to be contact.

            Good luck.

  3. It’s good to see that you are not requesting proof of vaccination (yet), but it is shame that there will be an expectation for people to show “proof” of their mask exemption by wearing a lanyard for everyone else to see. It isn’t anyone’s responsibility to “help stop other people from being afraid” – their fear is their own. The decision not to wear a mask is personal choice and might not always come from being “medically exempt” but will almost always come from a place of health autonomy. There are many people who have very valid reasons not to wear a mask aside from illness. Regardless of the reason for not wearing a mask (medically exempt or not), people may want to keep that to themselves. It appears data protection has gone out the window for the “new normal” and people now have to label themselves as having a “health condition” so as to have their decisions respected. Not to mention, a lanyard is in no way “proof” of anything, so it’s a completely performative measure that makes no sense whatsoever and only serves the purpose of displaying the venue’s compliance with government agenda. Personally I’m on the verge of cancelling tickets I have at Barrowland over this, which is a shame because it has been the heart and soul of the Glasgow music scene for a long time. Unfortunately measures like this will alienate a lot of people – fans and musicians alike. And it won’t be forgotten.

    1. Mask Exemptions

      I have had some polite and not so polite emails, comments, messages and posts about mask exemptions, and our request that people wear them displayed on a lanyard.

      We are asking people to show them on a lanyard, not because we wish to embarrass people but so that we avoid you being hassled by stewards and other staff, who will be enforcing mask mandates.

      We also want to stop potential attacks on you for not wearing a mask, and create an environment where other fans can feel safe.

      I fully understand that people may feel uncomfortable wearing a lanyard but we do strongly consider it will prevent needless fear and stress for you, other fans and staff.

      Thanks for your understanding and hope you and other fans enjoy the show, without avoidable fear or stress.

  4. Mask Exemptions

    I have had some polite and not so polite emails, comments, messages and posts about mask exemptions, and our request that people wear them displayed on a lanyard.

    We are asking people to show them on a lanyard, not because we wish to embarrass people but so that we avoid you being hassled by stewards and other staff, who will be enforcing mask mandates.

    We also want to stop potential attacks on you for not wearing a mask, and create an environment where other fans can feel safe.

    I fully understand that people may feel uncomfortable wearing a lanyard but we do strongly consider it will prevent needless fear and stress for you, other fans and staff.

    Thanks for your understanding and hope you and other fans enjoy the show, without avoidable fear or stress.

  5. I will be in touch with the Disability Law Centre regarding this .

    And my local Mp and Msp.

    Totally unacceptable comments from an Admin person that clearly doesn’t understand or chooses to ignore the law regarding the Equality Act 2010.

    1. The policies are set by the venue in consultation with government, promoters, staff, health and safety experts and the artists.

      The “admins” have zero control over policy, they are just the messenger.

      The venue, promoter and artists all have a legal obligation to keep all members of staff and customers safe, and they set the standards.

      You are within your right to complain or ask for a refund if you do not like the safety measures but they remain until a team of experts provide an updated set of procedures or Government changes the law.

  6. Im just glad to finally get back in to see a gig and if that means i have to wear a mask or have a LFT then i will do it in a heartbeat! Some people will just moan no matter what you do….if you don’t like it then just stay home and let the rest of us enjoy ourselves x

    1. Thank you

      I live in Madrid now and our ice rink has been a mortuary twice and our neighbour’s Mum died last week so I am struggling to remain polite, and people do not see the vile comments we don’t allow.

      Like you ands most the population, I will do anything needed to make people safe and keep the venue from closing again, I wish others were as considerate as you.

      Enjoy the music x

      Thanks again.

  7. Attending’The Specials’ tonight, are there any additional requirements for entry ie proof of double vax, neg test etc?

  8. Hi there.
    The recommendation is to take a LFT.I am attending the Specials gig.
    What requirement from the security staff is there to ask of proof of this or is there no proof required?

    Thanks

  9. My husband and I have had to postpone our wedding 4 times and we have missed out on so many gigs plus having our SKA band at our wedding cancel on us so I am beyond excited to see the specials tonight and we will be taking all the steps to keep ourselves and others feeling safe. Look forward to tonight! Lets get this show on the road!

  10. Hi! Will your venue be impacted by the vaccine passport law coming on the 1st of October? I’m pregnant and by the time the shows comes I will have only had the baby 6/7 weeks prior so will only have had time
    to get 1 vaccine before the gig.

    I know you will follow the governments guidelines so not asking for clarification re my attendance , I am aware I will be penalised for not wanting to take a chance on the vaccine on my unborn baby ( not your fault) but before I give my ticket away I want to make sure the OCS gig in Dec will require proof of vaccination. Hope that makes sense.

    1. It is all very new and we appreciate many people will not have time to get their second shot.

      I am assuming that it will be enforced from that date but I will ask management about people in your predicament.

      Good luck with the baby.

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