Coronavirus


What We Are Doing

AND WHAT WE ASK YOU TO DO

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Covid-19



Dear Student,

If you are a new student, or a valued returning student to the DIY School, we appreciate your loyalty and the trust you place in us. Recognising the ongoing and increased uncertainty that coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing around the world, our highest priority is the health and well-being of our students, trainers and suppliers. 

If you are due to attend a course, please check the website to make sure we are open and no emergency lockdown measures have been enforced locally. If so, you will receive an email with details on how to re book your course to a new date once we are legally permitted and it is safe to do so.

Now some restrictions are lifted, we have resumed training, but this is still dependant on the availability of materials and waste removal services.

We will be continually reviewing our training operations and continue to adapt to meet our students and trainers needs, following the guidance issued by the government and health authorities, including measures such as:


  • Enforcing regular handwashing and respiratory hygiene measures, whilst entering & leaving the training centre & throughout the day.

  • It will be MANDATORY for all students to wear whilst training, a pair of lightweight rubber faced work gloves. Examples like these, are ideal. https://www.screwfix.com/c/safety-workwear/work-gloves/cat850338
  • It will be MANDATORY for all students to carry at all times a face mask, to be worn if you will be in close contact ie; mixing plaster and tile adhesives. 
WE UNFORTUNATELY CAN NOT SUPPLY FACE MASKS OR GLOVES DUE TO A WORLDWIDE SHORTAGE. 
YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND YOUR COURSE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE GLOVES AND A FACE MASK
    • Reducing where appropriate our training centre class sizes from 8 students to 4, enabling large social distancing between each student.

    • Frequently cleaning and disinfecting of objects and surfaces that are touched regularly by colleagues, trainers and students, using standard cleaning products.

    • Being mindful of our personal space and that of our students.

    • Colleagues who are in a vulnerable group are strongly advised to follow social distancing guidance

    • Following the Government stay at home guidance for any colleague or student of the household with COVID-19 symptoms.

    • Regular communications updating on actions being taken to reduce risks of exposure in the training centre

    • Encouraging payment by card rather than cash.

    • Cleaning shared tools (paddle mixer etc) following every use, if students require disposable gloves and/or face masks, we will supply them.

    • Until further notice, we will not be supplying hot and cold drinks in the rest area and students MUST bring with them drinks and refreshments.

    If our training centre suffers a closure this would be highlighted on our website, so we would encourage you to check the website prior to attending a course. We would also request you avoid entering the training centre if you are exhibiting symptoms to further help us safeguard our colleagues and students, and follow the guidance below to protect yourselves and those around you. 

     
     

    Throughout our 14 year history, we have remained centred on our students and we will continue to do so.
    We appreciate your patience and support as we collectively navigate these unprecedented times.


    Simon Bessell
    Managing Director