COVID-19 POLICIES

NEOTHERA SAGA UK LARP COVID-19 POLICIES

& PRACTISES FOR SAFE PARTICIPATION

(updated 19/07/2021)

OFFICIAL UK GOVERNMENT CORONAVIRUS SAFETY ADVICE:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-summer-2021-roadmap/coronavirus-how-to-stay-safe-and-help-prevent-the-spread

 

NEOTHERA SAGA UK LARP ADVICE & RULES TO KEEP YOU SAFE AS A PLAYER OR CREW MEMBER:

 

  • If you have COVID-19 or are isolating, you MUST NOT attend a Neothera Saga UK LARP event.

  • Neothera Saga UK LARP will inform everyone via our SOCIAL MEDIA platforms and WEBSITE if an event must be POSTPONED due to COVID-19-related issues that mean confirmed or potential participants are at risk (according to UK GOVERNMENT guidelines).

  • We reserve the right to refuse entry or participation in an event if the game staff believe you are showing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus. Physical checks could be made on-site, and the judgement of the staff will be used to determine this.

  • For PLAYERS or CREW that are concerned about close contact with other participants, we will be supplying non-intrusive armbands (supplied by game staff – colour TBC) that show your personal space should NOT be invaded. You may request one from the staff when you arrive at the event. All participants will be made aware of this before an event starts.

  • Anti-bacterial hand wash will be provided for all CREW that attend a Neothera Saga UK LAPR event. This will be made available to PLAYERS also; however, we STIPULATE that ALL attendees should bring a supply of their own.

  • You should be aware that LARP is a close-contact sport, and face masks should be worn if you feel this is appropriate for your personal circumstances. That said, Neothera Saga UK LARP events take place in an outdoor environment (unless specified). The use of a facemask is advised (but not compulsory - unless government guidelines suggest otherwise) in ALL circumstances where participants CANNOT keep six feet apart, but will NOT be enforced unless (according to government guidelines) you feel it is relevant, or the game staff advise otherwise.

  • Until it is safe to do so, no LOOT (ITEM CARDS or PHYS-REPS - unless issued safely by the game staff) will be issued as MONSTER LOOT. Basic loot will automatically be added to your CHARACTER SHEET during Downtime (DT).

  • PLAYERS will be issued PLAYER PACKS that include ITEM CARDS and STAFF-ISSUED PHYS-REPS at the start of an event. The contents will be disinfected as appropriate before distribution. You may trade these accordingly with other PLAYERS, however, we recommend the use of hand-sanitiser between transactions.

  • We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that PLAYERS & CREW alike hand-sanitise following the handling of ITEM CARDS and PHYS-REPS issued by Neothera Saga UK LARP staff, and those obtained from other participants during an event.

  • Due to the nature of LARP, and indeed our events (specifically), we recommend that ALL participants bear in mind that social distancing IS NOT always possible, and therefore it is up to YOU as a participant to decide if attending a game is in your best interests BEFORE you confirm your attendance.

  • Costume masks (worn on the face or over the head) will be issued to CREW on an individual basis. We will NOT expect you to wear a costume mask if someone else has worn it before you during the event. We will assign masks to CREW that you keep for the entirety of an event.

  • Face paint and prosthetics (if required) for CREW will be applied with disinfected brushes/implements for each CREW member. PLAYERS must provide and apply their own face paint and prosthetics. The game staff CANNOT assist PLAYERS with this for the foreseeable future.

  • Costume (used by CREW and hired/borrowed by PLAYERS) will be washed and disinfected before each event we hold. Weapons and Phys-reps will be washed and disinfected following an event, however, we advise the use of anti-bacterial hand wash before, during and after our events.  

  • The use of the KITCHEN (at our Caddihoe event site) is OFF-LIMITS to anyone NOT AUTHORISED by the game staff until further notice.

  • Additional or free food and drinks (previously specified to be provided by Neothera Saga UK LARP) will NOT be provided to participants unless otherwise stated so.

  • When using TOILET BLOCKS at our Caddihoe event site, you MUST make use of the anti-bacterial handwash (provided by Neothera Saga UK LARP) when entering or exiting the location.

  • Food and drink containers/utensils will NOT be supplied by Neothera Saga UK LARP staff until further notice. Remember to bring your own, and keep it IC if you are a PLAYER. You must also wash these yourself in the designated areas (in the case of our weekend event sites).

  • CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF (1): Keep the site clean. If you don't, the game staff must clean up after you! DON'T put the game staff at unnecessary risk by having to clean up or move your dirty kit, eating/drinking utensils or other gear that you leave in IC or OOC areas of the event site. EXP or HRP earned will be REDUCED if we find you are doing so.

  • CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF (2): When you are applying facepaint or make-up in the toilet or shower blocks (at the weekend event site), clean up immediately after yourselves. DON'T put the game staff at unnecessary risk by having to clean up after you. EXP or HRP will be REDUCED if we find you are doing so.

  • Our terms and conditions in regards to ticket transfers, refunds or cancellations can be found HERE.