Studio update: covid-19

We have welcomed back a limited number of members and have started hosting courses. The safety of all our users and staff is our top priority and we have recently redesigned our studios and implemented new H&S measures to keep everyone as safe as possible. These include; increasing ventilation, ensuring face coverings are worn in the studios at all times, spacing out equipment to ensure social distancing is maintained, putting in screens where needed, reducing the numbers of makers in the studios (both members and those on classes), installing hand sanitising dispensers, conducting regular risk assessments, introducing new cleaning / clay reclaim systems and we encourage everyone to wash their hands regularly – which is common practice in pottery studios anyway! We have also made safety videos which need to be watched before coming to the studio, to help everyone understand the new systems (links to these below)

Level ‘tier 2’ restrictions: The upgrade to alert level tier 2 in London doesn’t affect our operations or classes “businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law”  The increased restrictions are geared towards reducing social interaction and situations where there are no ‘covid-secure’ safety measures in place. We are an educational leisure facility which is adhering to government guidance and are ensuring that everyone complies with our safety procedures.

Membership: We have reopened our studios for a limited number of members and are continuing to stagger restart dates. We have made a number of changes to the studios and introduced new procedures for the safety of all users. Here’s our health & safety video. All current members have been emailed with more information and for the time being we are not able to welcome any new members.

Classes and courses: Everyone who had a class or course postponed due to lockdown has been contacted and we are in the process of rescheduling or providing refunds. If you book a future course we would like to reassure you that in the event of another lockdown we would offer rescheduled classes, alternative studio access or a refund. To get an idea of what steps users will need to take when coming for a class please watch this short H&S video.

Collection of work: For those who have made work on a course and would like to collect – please contact us beforehand as there are some health & safety procedures that you need to be made aware of before coming to a studio.

Christmas Sale: We are gutted to announce that we will not be hosting a Sale this year. We recognise that this is an important aspect of membership at The Kiln Rooms and that sales help support our members’ on going practice which is why we will be hosting an online Sale via Instagram. This will be taking place 28th and 29th November on our Instagram stories. More info.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us: info@thekilnrooms.com

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