Aspect is opening

12th June 2020

We're delighted to announce that Aspect will be opening both facilities, in Manchester and in Stockport, from the 6th of July 2020 but the Aspect team are on hand as of this week to take booking, address and queries you might have and respond to any requests that you feel will be important to the success of your project.

We also wanted to let you know what the steps we're taking to provide a safe environment for our clients, staff and the many participants who will be visiting us in the coming months,

  • We are asking that anyone attending the venue (staff, clients and participants) tests their temperature ahead of attending research and confirms that they are not displaying any COVID symptoms’ or have been in contact with anyone who has.
  • All research focus groups and interviews will be arranged to allow social distancing between each person. At both of our facilities this means that focus groups will have a maximum capacity of 4 participants and 1 moderator.
  • Research with healthcare patients or with people who identify as having an underlying condition can be facilitated via video relay between the research studio and the adjoining client suite to further minimise contact.
  • Sanitisers will be available in all areas of both venues and will be dispensed through touch-free stations. Signage will also be present to remind everyone to regularly sanitise their hands.
  • Face masks and Personal Protective Equipment will also be available to anyone who wishes to use it while attending research at our venues.
  • All research will be conducted with a minimum of 2 members of staff from the team at Aspect, ensuring that there is someone available to assist clients and participants separately.
  • Any consumables, such as food, drinks or items of stationery will be provided in an individualised format and will either be disposed of or santised, if it is to be reused.

All of this information will be displayed throughout both of our premises, ensuring the all visitors are continually reminded of what they need to do to protect themselves and others.

Our teams at both of our facilities have been working hard since the beginning of the lock-down to ensure that we are fully prepared to deal with any of the usual research requests we receive, whilst maintaining only the safest environment for you, your colleagues and anyone else who is arriving at our venues.

Alternatively you can download our full COVID Secure Working Practices policy which provides further detail on the risk assessments we've carried out and how we've adapted our space to align with the best practice advise from Public Health England and the World Health Organisation.

If you still have further questions then please don't hesitate to get in touch with the team at Aspect. We will be more than happen to explain the actions we've taken or collaborate with you if your require something out of the ordinary for your project.

Contact our team directly at or by calling us on 0161 242 7858.

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