COVID-19 Policy

  1. Be respectful.

To other customers, to the artists, to the staff, to everyone in the building. 

We are all are excited to be able to dance, to enjoy live acts, to sing and lose ourselves in music again, but you have the right to feel cautious about this too. Please be aware that your views may differ from others in the venue and that people will be returning to the old ways at a different pace. Please respect this and use common sense, consideration and empathy. 

Although visiting Clwb might feel close to how it was prior to the pandemic, there will be differences. We have new policies, guidelines and rules that we must adhere too. These are new for all the staff, so please, be patient with us and respect our staff. It’s going to be a lot harder for them. Be nice. 


  1. Symptoms

Please don’t attend our events if you have any covid symptoms or think you might have been exposed to the virus.

Follow the latest NHS and government guidance and get yourself tested.


  1. Covid Pass

From 11 October a Covid pass will be required by law to attend all events at Clwb Ifor Bach (including Sŵn Festival) if you are over 18yrs old.

  • A Covid Pass allows you to provide proof of any of following:
     – That you are double vaccinated against Covid 19.
    – That you have received a negative Lateral Flow Test result within the past 48 hours.
    – That you have natural immunity against Covid 19.
  • A Covid Pass (or proof of your Covid status) can be done in any of the following ways:
     – Digital solutions such as the NHS Covid Pass.
    – A paper-based certification of vaccination  (e.g NHS Covid Pass Letter).
    – Confirmation of a negative test result by text or email.
    – We cannot accept vaccine cards issued at vaccination centres as proof of vaccination.
  • The easiest way to prove your Covid status would be to download the NHS Covid Pass.
    It can be accessed via a smartphone, tablet or computer, which will produce a 2D machine-readable barcode that can be:
     – Opened and shown on a phone.
     – Downloaded into the Apple or Google wallet.
     – Downloaded as a PDF download that can be shown on a smartphone, tablet screen or printed by a customer.
  • Further information on how to download the Covid pass or prove your vaccination status can be found here

For more information on our Covid Pass policy, please read our dedicated news post.

  1. Masks

All of our customer facing staff will be wearing masks. Please wear a mask if you can. We will not be making this mandatory. Please respect everyone’s choices to wear or not wear a mask. 


  1. Space

Be considerate. Use common sense. Be thoughtful. If someone is making it clear that they need more personal space – respect that and don’t challenge it. People are going to feel different. 


  1. Cleaning

We will have an enhanced cleaning regime in place, and we’ll be providing additional hand sanitisers around the venue. Please use them regularly. 


  1. Ventilation / UV Technology / CO2 Monitors

We have the following in place to help limit the potential spread of the virus and improve the air quality throughout the building.

We have ventilation installed on all three floors of the venue, and these will be in operation at all times.

We have installed 9 UV Air Filtration Units throughout  the building; three for each floor. This is a scientifically proven method of destabilising airborne pathogens, significantly reducing the risk of aerosol transmission of Covid 19 within our venue.

Finally, we have also installed CO2 monitors on all floors so we can continually assess the quality of air within the building.

Science and technology are great. 


  1. Card / Contactless Payments

To minimise the risk transmission through physical contact we will only be taking card payments  for the foreseeable future. Evidently, cash is not king.


Risk Assessment

We have undertaken this risk assessment in line with the latest guidance  and it will be regularly assessed to ensure that we can continue to provide a safe environment for our staff and customers.

Like most hospitality venues, we need to be able to operate at full capacity at times in order to make our events work. Artists, promoters, sound engineers and all other staff need these events to go ahead. 

However  we need to make sure that they go ahead in a manner that is both safe and fun. These aren’t exclusive to each other, they can and will work side by side.