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The Hornets Shop

Watford Football Club - Vicarage Road Stadium, Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0ER

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Club staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Stewards receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Hospitality staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Food and drink concession staff do receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Car parking attendants do receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • All club staff receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is a/are steward(s) trained in British Sign Language.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request, large print on request, different languages on request and audio on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the stadium/near by.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.
  • There are 2 stewards trained in BSL that are available on matchdays.

Getting Here

Car Parking and Drop Off

Outer Concourse and Walkways

Opening Times (The Hornets Shop)

  • Monday to Saturday: 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Matchday opening times may differ, please contact the club for more details.

Outside Access (The Hornets Shop Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Vicarage Road, at the north-east corner of the stadium.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 185cm.
    • There are security barriers at this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the security barriers is 120cm.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.

Shop

  • Inside Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the aisles.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 100cm+ and are clear of obstructions.
    • The flooring throughout the aisles is vinyl.
    • There is some flooring in aisles with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of areas.
    • Background music is played.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Till(s)/Counter(s) View
    • There is/are 2 till(s)/counter(s) available.
    • There is a/are payment counter(s) and shirt printing counter(s) available.
    • The payment counters are located to the far right when entering the store.
      The print shop counter is located to the far left when entering the store.
    • The till(s)/counter(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access to the till(s)/counter(s).
    • There is a clear accessible route to the till(s)/counter(s).
    • The nearest till(s)/counter(s) is/are approximately 13m from the entrance.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the some of the till(s)/counter(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • Some of the tills/counters are placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The height of the till(s)/counter(s) is/are high (110cm+).
    • There is a low section at some of the tills/counters with a height of 76cm or below.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section(s) of the till(s)/counter(s).
    • The clear knee recess at the till(s)/counter(s) does/do not have the recommended dimensions of 70cm (height) x 50cm (depth).
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the till(s)/counter(s).
    • The hearing assistance system(s) is/are fixed.
    • Some of the hearing assistance systems are signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the system.

Accessible Toilet(s) (The Hornets Shop)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the staff area of the store.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a staff member.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has not got a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is no dropdown rail.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is not a soap dispenser.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Exit

  • Exit View
    • This information is for the exit located to the right of the payment counters.
    • The exit area/door is not clearly signed internally.
    • The exit is step-free.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this exit.
    • The exit door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm.
    • There are security barriers at this exit.
    • The minimum width between the security barriers is 118cm.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this exit.