The team here at Royal William Yard have been working hard to make sure that we follow all of the latest guidance from Public Health England to ensure that our community of people who live, work and visit the Yard can enjoy the open spaces and feel safe in the public access areas.
Royal William Yard is a large site with spaces that are both wide and open with some areas that present a challenge for social distancing. We have pulled together directional pedestrian signage designed to give guidance in line with recommendations from Public Health England to be safe as best we can without being too prescriptive and stopping people enjoying the surroundings that we have on offer.
We have also taken the view that people must use their own common sense when walking around the Yard and that a certain amount of self-policing is required. The layout of the buildings and the movement around them does not lend itself easily to a strict one way system and as such, the whole of the Yard is not a one-way system. In some areas we ask that people clearly stay to the left hand paths, while in others we simply encourage people to maintain social distances.
As best as we can, we have tried to create routes that people can follow and where necessary exercise common sense and a certain amount of self-judgement in avoiding direct contact with others not in their bubble.
We have included a map of the Yard indicating this advice which we hope supports you to plan your visit, knowing what safety measures have be put in place before arriving onsite.