COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updated 19.03.20

During these unprecedented times, the health and wellbeing of our customers and our team are our top priority.

Given the developments of the last couple of days, government recommendations now mean it is inappropriate for customers to travel to or attend classes at the school where they will inevitably be in close contact with each others.

For those of you who are booked onto classes up to the end of April, we are currently exploring the option of holding virtual classes.  We are keen not to let anyone down and will be in touch with customers a few weeks before their bookings to discuss the options.

We will be making separate provision for healthcare and other essential workers who we appreciate are rather busy with far more important things.  (Thank you – we are very grateful that you are.)

For those of you who are booked later in the year, please bear with us as the situation continues to evolve.  We will be in touch as your class approaches.  We will continue to watch developments closely and very much hope we will be able to welcome our customers back to the school before too long.  We are doing everything we can to make that happen.

While we will be working in new and creative ways(!), we will keep our mail order service operational for baking equipment and supplies (as long as they continue to be delivered to us).   We will continue to be available by email to answer any queries and while we may not be able to pick up the phone when you call, if you leave us a message, we will get back to you.

Our website remains open for online bookings for classes from June and we are enormously grateful to those who continue to support us by booking for later in the year.  We are also working on some new online courses which we will be launching as soon as we are able.

Please all stay safe and healthy so we can see you again at the kitchen before too long.

Thank you.

Richard & Jo Bertinet


The latest government advice for members of the public can be found here:

Contact NHS 111 online for more information and advice.

4 replies
  1. Antonio Mihovilovic
    Antonio Mihovilovic says:

    It crossed my mind to attend the course but given the circumstances it seems as a long shot for some time. However, it would be very interesting to attend virtual class using Zoom. It seems to be the best online tool to do the trick.I wish you all to stay well and productive.

  2. project management software
    project management software says:

    After I initially commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now
    on whenever a comment is added I receive four emails with the exact same comment.
    Perhaps there is an easy method you can remove me from that service?

    • Jo Bertinet
      Jo Bertinet says:

      Hello – I am not sure I can change this at our end but if you can let me know what your original comment was I will see if I can track it down and make a modification


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