Our Covid-19 Strategy

Your safety and enjoyment of this course is of the utmost importance to us.
With the following strategies and procedures in place, we are confident that we will safely be able to tutor students in our work space.

Without wanting to sound to much like Big Brother, it is reliant on us all sticking to the the strategy which we ask you to do so.

The Phoenix Studio and it’s tutors will:

  • Implement a daily sanitising and cleaning routine to ensure that all communal surfaces get cleaned regularly.
  • (in the warmer summer months) Put up our small marquee (4m x10m) outside the main studio to effectively double the teaching space enabling us to have a maximum of 12 students.
  • (in the warmer summer months) Put up our medium sized gazebo to act as a demo area, materials and tool station.
  • (in the cooler winter months, class sizes will have to be smaller to ensure safe distances can be maintained between guests, currently we predict that we can have no more than 9 people working in the studio including the tutor)
  • Ask students to maintain social distancing of 2m between one another whenever possible.
  • Provide plastic face shields for teachers to wear when they give any closer one-to-one assistance that may be needed.
  • Wherever possible, santize and put any tools/materials we know students will need in individual bags before the course date to ensure they are contamination free.
  • Wherever possible, we will reduce the need to use shared resources and if sharing needs to occur we will ask all students to clean these items between every use.
  • Ask students to wear masks at all times when in communal indoor parts of the studio (please note, we will follow government guidelines on this issue and thus this may change).
  • Ask students to bring their own face masks and to wash their hands at least every hour.
  • Provide some disposable gloves for students to use
  • Provide alcohol gel/hand sanitiser on entry to the studio and in each teaching area.
  • Provide tea, coffee and milk though we would actually prefer you to bring your own if possible (just to reduce contact on the jars/containers).
  • Use an urn to provide boiling water for teas/coffees instead of a kettles.
  • Ask all students to bring their own mugs, cutlery, lunch, snacks/biscuits and hand towels.
  • (in the warmer summer months)┬áto provide a few rounds of choc ices and other wrapped treats to make up for a lack of cakes/biscuits!
  • (in the warmer summer months) open the doors and windows in main studio to ensure room well ventilated.
  • Create a one way system to/from the toilet so students don’t get too close in the corridors or have to open too many doors.
  • That is all we can think of for now. We would welcome further suggestions if you think of any. I dare say some things may need to be added (and hopefully other precautions taken away) as time goes by.
  • Hopefully it goes without saying that anyone who has been in contact with, or experiencing symptoms of covid-19 in the last 14 days will NOT be permitted to enter the studio or attend the course.