In line with “Plan B”, the below is effective at all WAW events and activities from tomorrow (10/12/2021). We have broken this down activity by activity:

Live Wrestling Events

Face coverings must be worn at all times when in the building. All of our staff will be wearing face coverings too, even when backstage and out of sight. Face coverings will be removed by wrestlers and referees whilst they are in the ring.

Wrestling Training (including WAW Young Performers, 1 to 1s, and individual sessions

Face coverings do not need to be worn as the building is designated as a gym when in use for these sessions.

Shooters Bar Events (e.g. Christmas Party, Pool/Darts Nights, etc.)

Masks do not need to be worn as Shooters is a bar that serves food and drink. Please be aware that WAW/Shooters does not make any provision for a dance floor, even where there is live or pre-recorded music.

Shop/Box Office

Face coverings must be worn by all people at all times (regardless of what else is going on elsewhere in the building) in the shop area.


There is further emphasis placed on satisfactory ventilation throughout the building. Please be prepared for this during the colder months.


If you are GENUINELY exempt from wearing a face covering for the reasons stated by the Government (health or disability reasons), we would ask that you wear something to display your exemption – you may choose to print off an exemption card from the website. We would ask that you only do this for genuine health reasons.

Children under the age of 11 are exempt from wearing a face covering and the UK Health and Security Agency does not recommend that any child under the age of 3 wears a face covering for safety reasons.

While this may feel like a backward step, these actions have been taken to nip the Omicron variant in the bud. We would ask you to please work with us through these restrictions as this helps to keep our staff and you safe, as well as allowing both WAW and Shooters Bar to remain open.

Should you have any questions regarding these measures, please speak to our Health and Safety Co-Ordinator, Ash Willson (available in person or by emailing