Covid-19 Pandemic Guidelines

Taking Part in a Pottery Workshop at Fancy Frog Pottery

As a result of Covid-19, the studio will look and feel a bit different from pre-pandemic times.  We have altered the studio layout; the way we manage our sessions and what we ask of our participants.  Tuition will be given at a distance where possible and we will wear a mask and a visor at all times.

 

We are excited to be able to deliver workshop sessions again and want everyone attending to have a fun time.  We are working hard to make sure our studio is as safe and welcoming as possible as we take the pandemic very seriously.  If you choose to book a session with us at this time, we have to ask that you please respect us and other visitors by reading and abiding by the following guidelines:

  • Please do not enter Fancy Frog Pottery if you or anyone in your household is currently displaying or has displayed Coronavirus symptoms in the last 10 days, or has been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace. We can offer full refunds or reschedule  sessions for those who are unable to attend because of illness if you have informed us prior to the workshop start time.

  • Please do not visit in groups larger than two, unless you are all from the same household in which case we can cater for a maximum of four at this time.

  • Please sanitise your hands using our dispenser on arrival

  • Each participant must provide contact details by law on arrival. You can do this by either: using the QR code to log your arrival and then showing us the mobile screen or alternatively you can fill in the contact log form at the entrance.  You must do one of these two things and will not be permitted to join a class without this information being made available.

  • Please Do Not arrive more than 5 minutes before the session start time.

  • Please wear a mask at all times while in the building ( unless under 11 or exempt). We ask that our participants remember that not everyone is able to wear a mask and the reason for this may not be immediately visible. You may choose to wear a visor in addition to a mask but you must not attend wearing just a visor alone. *

  • Please maintain social distancing (1m+) from others at all times whilst in the studio unless they are from your household group.

  • Follow advice given by us and let us know any concerns.

  • Failure to follow these guidelines may result in you being asked to leave and no refund will be given.

 

 What we have done and will be doing to increase safety during  your workshop:

 

  • We have provided hand sanitiser to use on entry.

  • We will collect the contact details of each workshop participant on arrival in a customer log for NHS Test and Trace as this is a legal requirement. If a customer or visitor chooses to check in by scanning the NHS QR code displayed at the entrance then they do not also need to complete the customer log.

  • We have added an industrial ventillation system to increase the flow of fresh air. The studio will also be aired after each workshop by opening the door.

  • We have reduced the capacity of workshops to a maximum of two participants to allow for physical distancing of 1m+ where possible. (Participants from the same household do not have to distance from each other during workshops therefore if all participants are from the same household, we will be able to cater for up to a maximum of 4 people.)

  • The duration of the workshops will be reduced to a maximum of two hours with longer sessions being re-introduced when restrictions have been lifted. Please arrive promptly.

  • We will wear a face mask and a visor during the time you are with us in the studio.

  • We will sanitise the studio and all tools used after each workshop.

  • We will clean the toilet prior to and after every workshop. (Additional hygiene items will be available for visitor use.)

  • We have added paper towels instead of fabric ones in both the toilet and the studio.

  • We will endeavour to maintain ‘1m+’ physical distancing around each participant where possible and avoid physical contact when tutoring. Sometimes we will need to step closer to assist,  but will wear a mask and a visor in the same way a hairdresser or other close contact service is instructed to do.

  • We will use clear plastic screens to create barriers between participants (unless from the same household.)

  • We will provide each workshop participant with their own set of tools and clay to use during the session.

  • We will provide latex gloves for anyone who requests them.

  • We will provide disposable aprons for use during workshops instead of our usual fabric ones (Please bring your own apron if a blue plastic one is not your thing)

  • We encourage contactless payment  wherever possible.

  • We will provide disposable cups should you need a drink of water.   You may remove your mask to sip your water but it must be put back on immediately after you have finished drinking. (You may prefer to bring your own pre-filled water bottle) We regret that we will not be providing the usual refreshments at this time.

  • We will have posters to remind everyone to keep covid secure during a visit.

Attending workshops at Fancy Frog Pottery will undoubtedly feel a little bit different, but we will do what we can to make sure you enjoy your visit. We are grateful for your understanding while these guidelines have to remain in place.

Please check our website before your visit for any updates to these guidelines.

Thank you,

Louisa and Tim

May 2021

 

*From 1st December, the Government have stated that face visors should be worn in addition to rather than instead of a more closely-fitting face covering (e.g. cloth or medical style).