Cork venue to separate patrons in bid to limit coronavirus spread 

Cork venue to separate patrons in bid to limit coronavirus spread 

“Every second seat will be unoccupied, and the seating will be staggered." 

UPDATE: Triskel has announced it will close at 6pm, following government directives. In a statement the venue said:

“Due to measures announced earlier by the Government of Ireland, Triskel Arts Centre will close from 6pm this evening until Monday 30 March at 9am. All shows during this period are cancelled and tickets will be refunded. We appreciate your patience as we deal with this unprecedented and sudden closure and thank you for your continued support of Triskel. Stay well and safe.”

EARLIER: Triskel Arts Centre have introduced a number of measures, effective immediately, to help minimise the possibility of contracting or spreading the Covid-19 infection. 

The popular Tobin Street venue has issued an email to customers stating that they will be implementing some new measures for public safety in light of the novel coronavirus outbreak. 

In a bid to increase social distancing, Triskel will be introducing allocated seating for all cinema screenings and music concerts with seat separation. 

“Every second seat will be unoccupied, and the seating will be staggered. While those attending concerts are already familiar with seat allocation, those attending cinema will now be asked to pre-book their seats,” Triskel has stated. 

In addition, all customers have been asked to book tickets online, in a bid to reduce contact between staff and the general public. 

Triskel has assured customers, “we don’t and won’t charge Booking Fees to book online”. 

If this option is unavailable to customers, they are asked to use contactless payment, or card payment, at the Box Office. 

Customers are also asked to comply with HSE guidelines and ensure a high standard of personal hygiene is maintained. 

The venue, which has become a firm favourite amongst Leesiders, screens a wide variety of indie, foreign and mainstream films. It is also a popular spot for music events, visual art and unique festivals. 

The venue has thanked its customers for their continued support. The new measures come as social distancing becomes an increasing consideration for venues. 

Earlier this week, Omniplex Cinemas likewise announced that they are implementing cinema seat separation and have asked customers to book online where possible.

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