17th March 2020

Dear Members,

We hope you’re doing okay in what continues to be a difficult and unpredictable time.

For now, we are remaining open with a reduced offer. Our focus will be providing workspace for people who wish to come to work here at a distance from one another.

Following government guidance, we’re asking members not to come to the club to socialise. We have taken the decision to cancel all member events, music events and DJ nights for the foreseeable future. If you had booked tickets for one of these events, we’ll be contacting you directly.

The health and safety of our members, staff and participants continues to be our number one priority, so we’re taking the following measures:

• We’ll be open Monday – Friday, from 10am until 8pm, and will be serving a bar menu
• We have reduced maximum capacity in the club to 50 members / guests (our usual capacity is 325). If you want to check that there is space before you arrive, please call our reception team on 0207 437 1894
• We will be operating a cashless bar, only accepting payments by card
• We have increased health, safety and hygiene measures, including the provision additional hand sanitiser and soap throughout the House and an increased cleaning regime

We continue to follow the advice of the UK’s Chief Medical Officer and we are prepared to respond to this when needed. We’d like to remind you to follow guidance from public health authorities – if you are unwell, please stay at home and away from others. For more information, please refer to the Department of Health & Social Care website.

Our Employment Academy team are prioritising supporting our graduates who are in precarious work or housing situations. This is a particularly difficult time for people in these vulnerable groups, and we’re committed to offering all practical help and guidance that we can.

We know that this is a difficult time for everyone. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support for House of St Barnabas and the people we are here to help. We really appreciate it.

Rosie Ferguson
Chief Executive