Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution Covid Guidelines


Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution look forward to hosting you for events and lectures. It is really important to us that you enjoy your time with us and that the Bath Royal provides a space that keeps you safe during a rather challenging time. Please read our Covid-19 guidance and email us with any further safety concerns or requests you may have on


We remain aware of the level of concern about the risks from Coronavirus and we are keeping abreast of information provided by Dept. of Health and Social Care (DHSC)and the NHS, and are following official advice.

The BRLSI is committed to informing our community if there are any positive cases that could affect the BRLSI.

The BRLSI Coronavirus Response Team (CORT) is closely monitoring this situation and official advice. If you have any specific questions that are not answered below, please email .


Is the BRLSI open as normal?

Yes, although hygiene requirements remain in place.

What action is the BRLSI taking?

We have been following DHSC advice and guidance and will communicate regularly with our staff, volunteers and Members.  We are monitoring the situation closely and we continue to provide as much advice, care and support as we can to our BRLSI community.

The CORT meets regularly to ensure that we have appropriate procedures and arrangements in place. This group is made up of key leaders from across the BRLSI.

We undertaken formal Risk Assessments for all phases and as part of this have defined social distancing, hygiene and cleaning arrangements.

Should I wear a facemask?

It is currently a requirement for all visitors, volunteers and staff to wear facemasks in the building’s common areas.

Is it possible to hire rooms at the BRLSI?

Please enquire about Room Hire bookings by sending an email to:

Those hiring rooms may define their own requirements regarding the wearing of facemasks and social distancing in their rooms.  The general BRLSI rules apply in all common areas of the building.

Thank you for your cooperation and support in trying to keep all of us as safe as possible.