Special Measures under Covid-19

We are very sorry that we had to cancel a number of our classes in line with Government guidelines during lockdown and thank everyone for their patience and support.  We have tried to re-schedule these classes where possible in this summer programme, but will be re-booking slot for those that we can't reschedule into similar months in next years programme.  

If you are Self-shielding:  If you have booked onto a course at any time this year and are high risk and feel you need to be cautious for longer than most,  we’re are more than happy to postpone your place for a future course up to the end of 2021.   Please get in touch ASAP and we will release your place and send you a Cowshed Creative voucher to be used to book any course later in this year or next year.  

 

We are delighted to be re-opening on 26 August and are confident that this is a sensible delay, to ensure risk to you and tutors is low.   We have discussed re-opening and special measures with all our tutors and they are happy to return to delivering our workshops. We have a fully comprehensive risk assessment in place that we review regularly.

 

Special measures to help make your visit with us as safe as possible:

These will be reviewed regularly in line with Government guidelines

  • A minimum 2 meter rule will be in place with seated work stations assigned to each student and tutor, with floor markings to allow clear passage to sink area and toilet facilities.  

  • Visitors are required  to wear face masks whilst moving around the room and if less than 2 meter distances are required (certain demonstrations).

  • Sharing equipment is minimised either by students' bringing their own or tutors providing individual kits.

  • All equipment is disinfected before use or quarantined for over 120 hours.

  • Good ventilation is provided and visitors are requested to bring extra layers in case the room is cooler.

  • Floors and surfaces will be disinfected before your arrival

  • Hot spots such as light switches, taps and hand-rails will be disinfected regularly throughout the day

  • Two separate stations for teas and coffees will be provided

  • Visitors are encouraged to make regularly use of the hand washing facilities available with soap dispensers and hand sanitiser provided. Paper towel dispensers have been installed

  • Toilet facilities are disinfected regularly throughout the day

  • Paperwork is sent via email or handled only by the centre manager.

Food production:

  • We already have a 5 star award for our Food Safety and Hygiene  

  • We use face masks during food preparation

  • Extra care is taken with regular hand washing

  • Food will be served with a face mask 

  • When serving food is kept covered or a food protector is used for cake and bread

  • Trays and cutlery are given to each participant to avoid any handling

  • Kitchen surfaces are disinfected regularly