Coronavirus shop update
CONTROL THE VIRUS, SAVE LIVES
Our New Safety Measures (October 2020)
Firstly can we thank you, our customers and potential customers, for your patience during these uncertain times!
Due to current guidelines, a few changes have been needed to ensure a fully ‘Covid Secure’ environment for all learners and staff.
Please visit our Coronavirus Update page for up to date information on our new guidelines here prior to your new course starting date.
We also want to make you aware of a new self-declaration form which needs to be filled out and submitted no later or earlier than 48 hours prior to your course starting. This is extremely important and your course place depends on us receiving this information in a timely manner. If for any reason you do not submit this form in time you will lose your course place and any entitlement to a refund.
Please fill out the form here
Please be aware that if you answer any questions with a negative reply, we will request that a Covid test is to be taken prior to you taking in part in any class here at The CakeArt Studio. To be entitled to a complimentary class or transfer, a positive test result must be forwarded to us covering the scheduled date of the lesson missed
We look forward to welcoming you back to The Studio very soon!
If you need any further help or guidance please contact us by email and we will provide as much support as possible. As you can imagine, this is a very busy time for us, so there might be a slight delay in receiving a reply.
We are officially re-opening on Thursday 18 June 2020. This date may change if advice from the government changes before then. We are very happy to let you know that we will be opening the doors to our shop again from Thursday 18 June. Initially, we’ll be open for three days of the week – Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4:30pm – just whilst we get to grips with the new procedures. We continue to follow Goverment guidelines and will only operate in a way that is safe to do so for both colleagues and customers.
- Only two people will be allowed in the shop at any one time. Children will be allowed to enter with an adult if needed.
- Please be aware of all signs. We have a dedicated markings to guide you to a Safe Payment Zone.
- Please ensure you keep a two metre distance from others at all times and ensure you are wearing a mask unless a medical condition prevents you from doing so.
- To reduce contact, we would prefer to take contactless payment, but cash will be accepted.
- We have always operated to the highest standards when it coes to handwashing and hygiene. But this will increase in focus.
- All of our colleagues have undergone Social Distancing Awareness prior to returning to work.
- All colleagues have been provided with PPE to use as per Goverment advice.
Our School is NOW OPEN for ‘On-Site’ (In Person) Classes:
We are pleased to announce that our school is NOW OPEN for ‘In Person’ classes. We have carried out a full risk assessment of our studio and implemented the necessary distancing and hygiene measures. This complys with all governments current guidelines, including reducing our class sizes to a maximum of 6 students and the wearing of masks or face shields to ensure we are Covid Secure. We are fully aware that we cannot dictate the use of wearing masks. But we feel this is both safer for each student and the tutor, and hope for the safety of yourself, you agree to wear one. We ask that you provide your own, but we will have masks available to purchase on the day.
On arrival to the studio we will take your temperature, but ask that if you have any symptoms of Coronavirus prior to the lesson, you inform us, remain at home and get tested. If, when tested, you are positive, please contact us so we can arrange an alternative date for you to attend.
We will be asking all students to sign a self-declaration form on attendance, to provide name and contact details, so we can adhere to track and trace policy.
We have now installed a dry-air hand dryer and both contactless soap and sanitation dispensers for your use. It is essential that students wash their hands regularly according to current guidelines. We ask that when visiting the toilet, you spray the seat on leaving with the antibacterial spray provided.
All equipment available to use during lessons, if included within your lesson structure, will have been sterilised. However, to keep costs to a minimum you will be asked to wear gloves whilst handling the equipment. Especially, if having to share expensive tools. Antibacterial spray and paper towels are available, but again it would keep costs of classes down if students could provide and use their own.
When possible, during class times, the doors will remain open to allow ventilation. We ask that students attending all day classes vacate the building at lunch time for 30 minutes. This will allow staff to clean down and sanitise the area ready for the afternoon session.