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Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus has significantly impacted how we operate and we are looking at the best ways to enable you to socialise and enjoy our venues and events in a safe way, staying compliant with the current government and College regulations. Check this page regularly for the most up-to-date information, such as opening hours of our bars and events planned for Welcome Week.

FiveSixEight reopening

From Saturday, 19 September, our bar FiveSixEight is reopening every day with the following opening hours: 

Bar opening hours: Mon-Sun 16:00 - 22:00, last orders at 21:30
Kitchen opening hours: Mon-Sun 16:00 - 20:30, last orders at 20:00

Please adhere to our new bar rules when visiting FiveSixEight: 

  • Register for track and trace prior to entering the building.
  • Please sanitise your hands on entry and exit.
  • Only one person from a table to go to the bar at any one time.
  • Maximum allowed group size of 6.
  • Please don’t move furniture or chairs between tables.
  • Please don’t change tables.
  • Please don’t linger at the bar after ordering and return to your table. 
  • Maintain 2 metres of social distance where possible at all times.
  • Follow the one way system in the bar areas.
  • Unfortunately under current government guidance no dancing is allowed, please remain seated. 

Failure to adhere to the above will result in being asked to leave the bar. Table bookings are welcome. Please follow the usual booking process by emailing the bars at beit.bars@imperial.ac.uk 24 hours in advance.

Both Metric and the Union Bar will remain closed for the time being; however, we are using these spaces to ensure social distancing can be maintained so you will be able to eat and drink in these spaces when visiting FiveSixEight. We also have a marquee in Beit Quad as additional seating space. Reynolds Bar and h-bar remain closed

Welcome events

We are currently planning a range of virtual and in person events to bring you the best possible social experience for Welcome 2020/21!

Events* will include Quiz Nights, a recreational sports programme, Mums & Dads mixers, Live Music and Beer & Burger Deals (in person), as well as our Virtual Welcome Fair, Online Fitness activities in partnership with Move Imperial, a virtual Union Brunch, Remote mingles, and Virtual Escape Rooms (virtual). Of course, our CSPs will also run events, so keep your eyes peeled!
*All events are currently in a planning stage and subject to change. 

Stay tuned for the latest updates and we hope to see you soon at one of our events, virtually or in person!

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