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.

  • All tutors and participants will be required to follow our guidelines

What you need to do:

General

  • 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.
  • From 21st Sept all participants who are able to will be required to WEAR THEIR OWN MASK WHEN IN THE CAMBRIDGE MAKERS BUILDING. (WEAR THEIR OWN MASK AT ANY POINT WHEN THEY ARE WITHIN ONE METER OF ANOTHER PERSON FOR A SIGNIFICANT LENGTH OF TIME) (eg. during demonstrations).
  • Please follow WHO guidance on sneezing and coughing away from people and into a handkerchief or similar

Facilities

  • 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
  • Toilet lids should be shut when flushed

Symptoms

  • 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. Confirmation/cancellation emails will be sent the evening before the course. Weekly courses will only get an email incase of cancellation.*
  • We have limited our short courses to just five or six participants
  • We have limited places on our weekly courses to five or six participants, weekly courses in the downstairs workshop will allow a maximum of 8 but most have 6 or 7.
  • We have set up fixed-desk arrangements to ensure physical distance between participants
  • Each participant will have their own tools and resources cleaned and set out by the tutor in advance of short courses
  • 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 required 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.

*We will check with the tutor the afternoon before the course starts to confirm they have no symptoms. We will then send a confirmation email to confirm the course is going ahead, and to check you aren’t experiencing any symptoms. The course could still be cancelled if the tutor wakes up unwell. It is therefore important that we have a working phone number for you.

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.