Questions about safety in connection with Covid-19

Do I have to wear a mouth mask? Yes. Wearing a mouth mask is compulsory everywhere and at all times (both outside and inside). We expect you to wear a mouth mask. Kunstenfestivaldesarts does not provide mouth masks.  

Is it possible to disinfect the hands? Yes. At the entrance of the site you are obliged to disinfect your hands. Afterwards, we provide several points where you can disinfect your hands with a hand sanitizer; at the entrance of the hall building, just before entering the hall, at the exit and at the toilets (here you have the possibility to wash your hands and/or disinfect them with a hand sanitizer).  

What is the audience capacity of the performances? The audience capacity depends on each project. We undertake to respect the maximum audience capacity imposed by the government, both for indoor and outdoor events. For May, the capacity for all outdoor performances is set at 50 spectators. For the installations, we are following the museum standard of 10m² per person with enough space to keep 1.5m distance at all times. We are waiting for information from the government for the capacity of the performances in July. 

What is the audience flow like? Kunstenfestivaldesarts has drawn up an adapted circulation plan in which social distancing is easy to apply and where audience flows do not intersect. We ensure that the signage is clear and visible. We ensure that there are enough staff present to guide the public.  

How is social distancing kept? Queues and chairs are left open in the rooms to ensure 1.5m distance between the bubbles. The room will be filled row by row, so the spectators will not cross each other. Our hosts will make sure that you are well accompanied.

Will the rooms/chairs be disinfected? Yes, they will be. The various rooms will be cleaned before each performance. The same goes for the stage. Corridors are cleaned daily with a professional cleaning machine. We will also disinfect the chairs after each performance with an alcohol solution of at least 70%, as well as doors, handles and around the handles.  

Is there a supply of fresh air in the halls? We set up as much as possible systems to maximize the airflow in each space.

How is safety on stage guaranteed? On stage, the rules are strictly followed. Safety, hygiene and distance are taken care of. The artists create their own bubble for the duration of rehearsals and performances, subject to strict restrictions in their private lives and during preparation. The rest of the crew (production, technique, audience supervision, etc.) always remain at a distance, both from each other and from the audience and the artists.  

How do I leave the theatre after the performance? At the end of the performance, follow our team's instructions and signs to the exit. Exiting the auditorium, row by row, will take longer than normal. We thank you in advance for your patience! Attention: when you leave the auditorium, you cannot go back inside, so you have to go outside via the exit.

Additional information

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Dries Douibi |

Last updated: 28.04.2021

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