The Spotlight centres are open! Find out how we’re working to keep you safe…


The Spotlight centres are open! Find out how we’re working to keep you safe…

The Spotlight centres are open! Find out how we’re working to keep you safe

Spotlight is following government guidance from the National Youth Agency (NYA). Currently the NYA readiness level is at Amber, meaning that youth services can run with max bubble sizes of 15 (plus workers and staff), face coverings and social distancing of 1 metre plus. Youth services are classed as an essential service so we will continue to run under medium, high and very high tiers.

Spotlight centres are open and offering a mix of in real life and online programmes. All programmes must be booked in advance through the What’s On page or by emailing

The safety of young people, staff and everyone attending our centres is our highest priority. Please read through the details below before heading to one of our centres to find out what we’re doing, and what you can do, to keep everyone safe.

Before you arrive

  • All indoor youth work activities now require a mask to be worn during sessions, so make sure you have a mask on you! The only time this does not apply is during physical exercise sessions, but you will be required to stay 2 metres apart. If you do not have a mask, we will be supplying them at front desk. To find out more, and the exceptions to this rule, click here
  • Check out our autumn programme and book onto a session (see details of how to book above).
  • Stay at home if you’re advised to do so by NHS Test and Trace or if you or anyone in your household is experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 (dry cough, temperature, loss of taste or smell).

Arriving at Spotlight

  • Try to walk or cycle to the Spotlight centres rather than using public transport.
  • Arrive at the time that the programme you are attending starts.
  • You may be asked to wait in a queue before entering the building.
  • You will be asked if you or anyone in your household are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 when you arrive.
  • You will be asked to use hand sanitiser before you enter one of the buildings. This will be provided at the entrance.
  • Young people who are not members will be asked to do an online membership form.


QR code track and trace sign in system

When entering one of the Spotlight centres you will either be signed in manually by a staff member at front desk, or through our QR code system. If the building has the QR code system, everyone who enters and exists the building must scan in and out.

How the QR code system works:

  • When entering or exiting one of the Spotlight building, scan the QR code found on a poster on the door. You can scan this through your phone camera.
  • You will then be taken to the Poplar HARCA website.
  • Enter your name and phone number when asked. If you have already entered your information it will remember you.
  • When you exit the building scan the QR code to leave.

Safety around the building:

  • Keep two metres apart wherever possible.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds every time you use the toilet, blow your nose, sneeze or cough.
  • Don’t congregate in corridors.
  • Only one person a time will be allowed in the lift and toilets.
  • Listen to Spotlight staff and follow their guidance.

What we are doing to keep you safe:

  • Carried out a Covid-19 risk assessment and made sure staff members are briefed on the results.
  • Controlling the number of young people in each space in the buildings.
  • Hand sanitiser will be provided at entrances.
  • Anti-bacterial cleaning of surfaces, doors and door handles.
  • Clear signage on social distancing
  • Wearing face coverings


We’re looking forward to seeing you in one of our centres soon! If you have any questions email