Covid Secure busking and Social Distancing

CASHLESS PAYMENTS 

Have a contactless payment option available such as a card reader, QR Code, or display a PayPal link.

COLLECTING CASH 

Collect your cash in a sealable container so you do not need to handle it. Disinfect it when you get home.

WASH YOUR HANDS

Wash your hands thoroughly after handling your equipment, your money, before eating, after driving, etc.

Carry hand sanitiser as access to public washrooms may be limited.

PITCH SELECTION

Social distancing may make choosing your pitch more complicated.

You need to leave space between yourself and your donors, and you need to make sure others can also pass by safely.

When choosing your pitch be aware of where customers may need to queue to enter businesses.

EQUIPMENT

 You may need to move locations due to changes in pedestrian flow in order to maintain social distancing, so it is worth considering becoming as lightweight as possible.

Do not share equipment with other buskers or allow members of the public to touch it.

CROWD MANAGEMENT

It is your responsibility to manage your crowd. Ask your audience to disperse, respect each other’s space etc. as is necessary according to the current guidance.

THE LAW

 Familiarise yourself with the latest legislation and guidance on working outside, gatherings and social distancing at www.gov.uk/coronavirus

A fuller version of this advice is available here.