Welcome Back! Aspect is open

6th July 2020

It has been wonderful to hear from so many of our colleagues and clients over the past few weeks who've been in touch to discuss what we're doing to provide a safe environment for their first projects with us since the easing of lockdown.

The dialogue, which we've been so keen to have, has helped us to ensure that we're opening with the full confidence of those travelling to our venues, with every possible measure in place to ensure that your research is conducted successfully and, more importantly, safely.

Some of the measure that are in place are outlined below, but for a more comprehensive guide - along with pictures of our studios with appropriate distancing measures - please read our Covid Secure Working Practices Policy.

Additionally we're also providing visual guides which highlight key considerations for participants and for clients.

Some of the measures we've put into place to support your research:

  • 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.
  • All research focus groups and interviews will be arranged to allow social distancing of a minimum of 2 metres 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.
  • 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.

For more information on how we're mitigating the risks of Coronavirus or to discuss a new project you are working on, please contact us by email or by calling the office 0161 242 7858

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