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Waterstones

44-46 Fountain Street, Belfast, BT1 5EE

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Belfast.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Great Victoria Street.

COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • One side of the door is used for entry, the other as an exit.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are wall mounted.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a one-way system throughout.
  • The one-way system is clearly marked/signed.
  • Capacity is capped at 59 people excluding staff.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There are protective clear screens located at tills/counters.
  • The venue is not certified with the 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Fountain Street)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Ground Cafe)

  • Once inside, there is not level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Menus are not clearly written.
  • Menus are not presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks.

Level Change (Ground Cafe)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is bright.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the cafe and the toilets.

Lift

  • There is not a lift for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.