Our Covid-19 Strategy

Your safety and the enjoyment of our courses is of the utmost importance to us.
With the following stipulations/procedures in place, we are confident that we will safely be able to tutor a maximum of 12 students in our workspace. Without wanting to sound too much like Big Brother, it is reliant on us all sticking to the strategy.

The Phoenix Studio and its 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 (5m x10m) outside the main studio to effectively double the teaching space.
  • (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 most likely be smaller to ensure safe distances can be maintained between guests)
  • Wherever possible, santise and give each student their own set of tools/materials needed for the course. If not possible, sanitiser will be available to clean the equipment before and after use to help ensure they are contamination-free.
  • Provide plastic face shields for teachers to wear when they give any closer one-to-one assistance that may be needed (they will also be asked to wear masks).
  • Ask students to wear masks at all times when in communal indoor parts of the studio (i.e the kitchen/loos).
  • Hopefully, students should not need to wear their masks when working at their desks as everyone will be so spread out and the teaching spaces really well ventilated (this is obviously dependant on government guidelines at the time).
  • Ask students to bring their own face masks and to wash their hands at least every hour.
  • Provide alcohol gel/hand sanitiser on entry to the studio and at various places 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 kettles.
  • Ask all students to bring their own mugs, cutlery, lunch, snacks/biscuits, and hand towels.
  • Open the doors and windows in the main studio to ensure the room is well ventilated.
  • Ask that no more than one person uses the corridor to the toilets at a time and ensure the room to them is well ventilated (and that the toilets remain well ventilated as well).
  • That is all I can think of for now. I dare say some things may need to be added (and hopefully other precautions taken away) as we get nearer to the date.
  • 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.