With the implementation of stage 4 of unlocking this week, we wanted to set out for all our customers how we intend to manage the COVID19 risks for both our customers and our staff (some of whom are as yet unvaccinated or partially vaccinated due to their age).
We will be returning to our usual capacity of 12 people on each adult class and we also propose to remove the plastic screens in the kitchen to improve your experience however, we will be maintaining masks for all our staff and will be asking our customers to do the same, unless they have a medical exemption.
In addition, we will be trialing the use of the NHS Covid pass app or overseas equivalent for all adult classes from August 2021. As such, we will ask all customers attending classes to do ONE of the following three things:
- Confirm that they are double vaccinated and either have their app ready (or NHS Covid Pass letter) to confirm this on arrival at the cookery school at the start of their class / course. We can accept either the NHS app or, for overseas customers, their national equivalent if it is in English or French and the vaccine is on the WHO (World Health Organisation) list of approved vaccinations*. If it is an alternative language, we will ask you to use method 3 below;
- If method 1. is not possible, take an NHS lateral flow test the day before the class and log it with the NHS app and have the app ready to confirm this on arrival; or
- If neither methods 1. or 2. are possible let us know in advance and arrive for the class at 9.30am to do a lateral flow test on site. We will provide the test.
Any customers testing positive will be asked to defer to a later date.
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience but we believe that this is the best way to protect everyone and to ensure that we are able to remain open and operating during what we think is likely to be a very difficult few months. We ask customers with any concerns to get in touch with us at the earliest opportunity. We will be keeping this policy continuously under review and will remove these requirements as soon as we believe it is safe to do so. Thank you for your co-operation.