Covid-19 Protective Measures

This information is based on the current government guidance 

In order to make our Open Studios safe places to visit we will be following the government guidelines and ask that you also help us with this.

Please check that the studio you are planning to visit is open. If one of our artists is asked to self isolate or believes they may have Covid-19 symptoms they will not be open, we will endeavour to keep the website up to date to minimise inconvenience.

Please do not visit a studio if you, or someone you have been in contact with, is unwell. Specifically: anyone who themselves has coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, such as a raised temperature, a new persistent cough, or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste, or if anyone they have been in contact with has the same, stay at home.

Please consider wearing a face make when visiting the artist’s studio.
We will ensure that our spaces are as well ventilated as possible. Some of our exhibitors may have air filters to increase the safety of their spaces. Some studios will be outside.

On arriving at an Open Studio, please consider sanitising your hands.
We will ensure that all areas that are visited are cleaned regularly, particularly hard surfaces such as tables and door handles.
Where you are attending a workshop, each workshop provider should ensure that each session has its own equipment or that shared equipment is sanitised between users.
If the artist is able to open their toilet facilities they will ensure that they are cleaned regularly. Please note that most of our artists do not have facilities for visitors.

Our Artists may take rapid lateral flow tests as recommended.

If you have any concerns about our plans please do get in touch. Our aim is to provide a comfortable place for you to visit.

These protective measures are based on the government guidelines found here:
www.gov.uk/guidance/living safely with respiratory infections including covid-19