Our response to the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation in the UK
The safety, health and wellbeing of our community, our visitors, our staff, our volunteers and our contributing artists during these unprecedented times is – and always will be – our primary concern.
During the coming weeks of lockdown across the UK, we – as all of you – will be doing our very best to support the defeat of this dreadful virus. We are all in this together, and together we will emerge stronger.
Our closure will have a massive impact on our finances. We are hugely grateful for the support measures announced by the Government, and will take full advantage of the appropriate emergency funds and resources available to us as they become available.
As vital as these support measures are, they won’t fully cover the financial losses over the coming weeks and months. Your continued support when we re-open later in the year is going to be vital, and we know that you will stand with us as the country gets back on track.
We are making good headway in contacting everyone who has purchased tickets for future events. We are so very grateful to our wonderful audience, the majority of whom have so far chosen to accept credit against future shows, or convert their ticket costs into donations to help us through these difficult times. Thank you to each and every one of you.
It is our aim to reschedule as much of our programme as we possibly can to later in the year, and we will keep everyone informed of our plans.
During this time, we are working with local partners in Wells to put our support where it’s most needed – the vulnerable and most at need in our local community.
The Wells Central Support Hub is the result – a local service that coordinates all the amazing work that local volunteers will be doing to offer lifelines to local people – collecting shopping, prescriptions, signposting local help or just providing a friendly voice during times of isolation.
More information available here.
There are two ways to access the Hub – either to seek support for you and yours; or to offer your own voluntary services:
Call 01328 710564
Do also keep an eye on our social media feeds:
Or come back here for updates.
Finally, and most importantly, stay safe and well. Please come back and support us when we are all through these challenging times.
Simon Daykin and the Wells Maltings team
Updated, Weds 25 March 2020