Attending an Event at the Buddhist Centre

We are delighted to be welcoming people back to the Buddhist Centre but we’ll be doing things differently to keep everyone as safe as possible, with social distancing, enhanced hygiene and other new arrangements.

  • You need to book online for every event you want to come to – places are limited so we can keep our distance. You’ll be asked for contact details – to be kept for a few weeks so we can contact you if someone at your class develops COVID-19.
  • Please do not attend a class if you have not booked a place.
  • Do not attend an event (even if you’ve booked) if you have COVID-19 symptoms or you’ve been in contact with someone who has the symptoms.
  • Stay 2 metres from others at all times, refrain from hugging and chatting indoors with friends.
  • Increase hand hygiene by using the sanitiser provided on entry to the building.
  • Wear a face covering (unless you are exempt from doing so) on entry and while you are in the building. We’ll have face masks available for those who don’t have one, but if you can bring your own that will save our resources.
  • All events will be in our larger rooms already set up with mat, chair and cushion in each place 2 metres apart. Please bring a blanket if you want to use one.
  • The café area is closed, so we are unable to provide drinks – please bring a bottle of water if you want to.
  • Toilets will be open for use (though fewer than usual so, where possible, please use the toilet at home to reduce demand). Use the hand sanitiser provided on entry to the toilets and wash your hands thoroughly after using the toilets. Paper towels are provided.
  • Please arrive between 15 and 5 minutes before the class – and go straight into your room on arrival.
  • If you start to feel unwell, please go home immediately (as long as you are able to travel).
  • Please let us know if you become ill with COVID-19 during or after a class, so we can notify people you may have come into contact with.
  • Our classes continue to run on a donation basis. To reduce contact with cash please consider making a donation online.
  • The Library is closed but the Bookshop will be open for the class.