Spotlight is re-opening! Find out how we’re working to keep you safe…


Spotlight is re-opening! Find out how we’re working to keep you safe…

From 14th September, all of Spotlight’s centres will be back open for face-to-face programme delivery!

Programmes MUST be booked in advance by emailing or through the online programme. Keep an eye out for our Autumn programme dropping soon! Young people will no longer be able to drop-in to sessions.

Careful planning and thought has gone into re-opening, and the safety of the young people attending our centres is our highest priority. There are limits to the capacity of spaces on programmes, anti-bacterial cleaning is taking place, signage has been installed and there is a one way system to enter and exit the buildings. All staff members have been briefed on the risk assessment.

Before you arrive

  • All indoor youth work activities now require a mask to be worn during sessions, so make sure you have a mask on you! The only time this does not apply is during physical exercise sessions, but you will be required to stay 2 metres apart. If you do not have a mask, we will be supplying them at front desk. To find out more, and the exceptions to this rule, click here
  • Check out our autumn programme and book onto a session (see details of how to book above).
  • Only pre-booked sessions will be taking place, so you will only be allowed into one of the centre if you are coming for a specific programme.
  • Stay at home if you’re advised to do so by NHS Test and Trace or if you or anyone in your household is experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 (dry cough, temperature, loss of taste or smell).

Arriving at Spotlight

  • Try to walk or cycle to the Spotlight centres rather than using public transport.
  • Arrive at the time that the programme you are attending starts.
  • You may be asked to wait in a queue before entering the building.
  • You will be asked if you or anyone in your household are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 when you arrive.
  • You will be asked to use hand sanitiser before you enter one of the buildings. This will be provided at the entrance.
  • Young people who are not members will be asked to do an online membership form.

New sign in system!

When entering one of the Spotlight centres you will either be signed in manually by a staff member at front desk, or through our new QR code system. If the building has the QR code system, everyone who enters and exists the building must scan in and out.

How the QR code system works:

  • When entering or exiting one of the Spotlight building, scan the QR code found on a poster on the door. You can scan this through your phone camera.
  • You will then be taken to the Poplar HARCA website.
  • Enter your name and phone number when asked. If you have already entered your information it will remember you.
  • When you exit the building scan the QR code to leave.

Safety around the building

  • Keep two metres apart wherever possible.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds every time you use the toilet, blow your nose, sneeze or cough.
  • Don’t congregate in corridors.
  • Only one person a time will be allowed in the lift and toilets.
  • Listen to Spotlight staff and follow their guidance.

What is Spotlight doing to keep you safe?

  • Carried out a Covid-19 risk assessment and made sure staff members are briefed on the results.
  • Controlling the number of young people in each space in the buildings.
  • Hand sanitiser will be provided at entrances.
  • Anti-bacterial cleaning of surfaces, doors and door handles.
  • Clear signage on social distancing.

We’re looking forward to seeing you next week! Watch this space for our new programme landing soon.