Cambridge Makers covid-19 guidelines

Individuals will have different views and anxieties around this. We expect everyone to follow our guidelines so that everybody can still feel comfortable joining us.

What you need to do:


  • All participants and tutors will need to WASH OR SANITISE THEIR HANDS ON ARRIVAL AT AND DEPARTURE FROM Cambridge Makers. Make sure your hands are properly dry before using tools as they can become slippery with sanitiser.
  • All participants who are able to will be required to WEAR THEIR OWN MASK WHEN THEY ARE WITHIN TWO METERS OF ANOTHER PERSON) (eg. during demonstrations).
  • Please follow WHO guidance on sneezing and coughing away from people and into a handkerchief or similar.


  • You are welcome to fill water bottles in the kitchen. Remembering to wash hands well before and after.
  • Decisions around tea and coffee making can be determined on a per class basis. We are happy for one person to use the kitchen to make them. Again, washing hands well and wearing a mask when making and delivering for others.
  • Lunches and breaks can be had at individual desks or outside. Remembering to wash hands before and after eating or drinking.


  • Anyone with symptoms must not attend a booked course and must notify us. They can attend a future course any time after the two week isolation period.
  • Anyone experiencing any of the covid-19 symptoms listed on the NHS website within two weeks of attending a course with us must notify us.

What we will do:

  • Courses will be postponed if a tutor has any symptoms. It is important that we have up to date phone numbers for you in case of last minute cancellations.
  • We have limited places on all our courses to ensure safe distancing measures can be followed.
  • We have set up fixed-desk arrangements to ensure physical distance between participants.
  • Necessarily-shared equipment will have hand sanitiser available for use before and after use of the equipment (again, remember to ensure they are dry before using them as they can become slippery).
  • Tutors will be requested to wear clear visors rather than masks so they can more easily communicate and demonstrate.
  • Demonstrations should be carried out with as much distance is possible between tutor and participants.
  • Tutors will limit the time at each individual desk so as to minimise potential contact time.
  • Sadly no biscuits will be provided or shared for the time being.

If you are unable to follow any of these guidelines, please let us know and we will try to come up with alternative solutions.

The evidence we have read from the Centre for Disease Control, suggests that by far the greatest risk of transmitting the virus is by aerosol transmission through close contact and coughing. Estimates suggest that it is 1000 less likely to be transmitted by a person touching a contaminated surface than it is by an actively infected person coughing in the same space as another person.