The Birley Clubs Health and Safety

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Safety Measures

We kindly ask Members and guests to adhere to the current Government Guidelines and advice when visiting the Club.


  • There will be two options for ordering your food and drinks:
    • Single use card menus (the menu will be disposed of after every use)
    • You may view the menu, food & wine list, either on your own device by scanning a QR code or by using one of our iPads which is thoroughly cleaned between use
  • The dining tables will be fully cleaned and sanitised between use. Hospital grade anti viral cleaner will be used on the table & electro-static spray will be used on the upholstery (chairs & banquettes)
  • We have reduced our menu and some dishes have been removed to allow for the team in the kitchen to be socially distanced.
  • Only two members of staff will serve each table for the duration of the meal
  • Condiments will be single use – and disposed of once used
  • Salt & Pepper grinders will be removed after members have used them – the salt & pepper grinders will be taken away, sanitised and put back into circulation 24 hours later
  • Whilst food travels from the kitchen to the restaurant it will be covered
  • Sanitiser spray bottles will be available on every table and at every bar and reception desk – Members may keep these bottles for their use.
  • We encourage our members to pay by card rather than cash where possible.


  • ‘Air filtration units (99% effective in killing the MRSA and H1N1 viruses, which are part of the same RNA Coronavirus family) have been installed in the Club’
  • The Clubs have been reconfigured and adapted to allow for social distancing between tables.
  • Screens have been fitted in some areas to provide greater comfort
  • Some furniture has been removed to allow for extra circulate space and avoid congestion and pinch points
  • The lifts within Annabel’s are to be used by maximum two people at any one time
  • Where possible doors will be propped open to minimise the need for people to touch door handles and to encourage better ventilation
  • Windows will be opened where possible to increase ventilation throughout the Club.
  • A Covid-19 Risk Assessment will be carried out for every Club in advance of opening.


o Bathroom attendants will be present to ensure there is no overcrowding

o Door handles, taps and other surfaces will be cleaned in between use

o We will now only have disposable hand towels

o Hand sanitiser will be available at every basin

o There will be either screens between basins or every other basin will be out of use to allow for the comfort of members

o Lavatories will be cleaned after every use


o We will have a full time Medical Team working across all our Clubs within Mayfair, monitoring our employees, checking them for symptoms and giving them advice and support

o All our employees will have an antibody test before returning to work and periodically thereafter – our Medical Team will oversee all testing


o We will have full time ‘Hygiene Ambassadors’ in the Club throughout the day. The Hygiene Ambassadors’ sole responsibility will be to monitor the cleaning of the Club and to ensure that every aspect of our hygiene standards are being adhered to.

o Electro-Static Cleaning technology will be used throughout the Club during the day. This technology kills virus and bacteria particles without causing damage to surfaces or items.

o We will now be using hospital-grade anti-viral cleaning products that are proven to kill virus and bacterial particles on surfaces. This will be used throughout the club including tables, door handles, hand rails and lift buttons, all touch points

o There will now be a deep clean of the Club every night after closure (in addition to thorough cleaning throughout the day)

o The entire Club has been professionally disinfected before opening and this will happen twice a week.


o Any member of staff with a temperature will not be allowed entry to the site and will be asked to return home safely and to seek medical attention including having a Covid-19 Swab Test

o Any member of staff presenting with any symptoms at all will not be allowed entry to the site and will be asked to return home safely and to seek medical attention including having a Covid-19 Swab Test

o All employees will be temperature checked upon arrival for every shift – all employees will also take their temperature every day and log it onto a Health Monitoring Platform via an app

o Extra portable free standing wash hand basins to be located throughout the Club (back of house) to allow staff to wash hands easily and often (at least every 20mins)

o Full and thorough training for all employees on essential hygiene and Covid-19 specific safety measures

o Daily safety briefings will take place.

o Hand washing every twenty minutes and hand sanitiser used throughout service.

o Where possible, teams will working together in a work ‘bubble’

o All back of house employees will wear face masks and those face masks to be changed every 2 hours

o Employees to be supplied with face masks to travel to and from work

o Bicycle storage for staff is being installed to encourage travel by bicyle

o We are implementing a new delivery and drop off system for all deliveries to the Club – to ensure minimal contact with third parties for our back of house staff.

o Back of house staff will be working in an environment that allows for social distancing


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