What We Are Doing
AND WHAT WE ASK YOU TO DO
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.
On Monday 22nd February, 2021 a roadmap was announced by the Goverment for easing lockdown restrictions, which are still currently enforced across the UK.
The roadmap of easing restrictions is starting with the re opening of schools and colleges, with the following statement "Pupils and students in all schools and Further Education settings will return to face- to-face education from 8 March".
This means that if you have a course booked, or are intending to book a course, you will be able to attend from the 8th March, 2021.
PLEASE NOTE : If you are due to attend a course, please continue to check this page, to make sure that no emergency isolation measures have been enforced locally and we are forced to close.
If you were due to attend a course in the next few weeks, you will receive an email with details on how to re book your course to a new date. Obviously we can only run courses once we are legally permitted, so your course may get postponed again, but you will be able to rebook your course again.
PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO THE LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS, THE VOLUME OF ENQUIRIES HAS INCREASED DRAMATICALLY, SO PLEASE BE PATIENT, WE CAN NOT ANSWER EVERYONE IMMEDIATELY.
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 wear a face mask, whilst moving around the training centre. Masks must be worn if you will be in close contact (within 1.5 Metres) ie; mixing plaster and tile adhesives.
- It will be MANDATORY for all students to bring with them, their own safety glasses. Examples like these are ideal. https://www.screwfix.com/p/site-2101-clear-lens-safety-specs/8553g
YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND YOUR COURSE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE GLOVES, FACE MASK AND SAFETY GLASSES
Reducing where appropriate our training centre class sizes, 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 THE latest social distancing guidance on the GOV.UK website
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.
If we are required to close our training centres due to enforced lockdown rules, we will supply you with a re-booking discount code, for when we are allowed to re-open. There is no time limit for re-booking your postponed course, but if you are unable to re-book, we will refund 50% of your course fees (if paid in full) and supply you with a booking code to the value of 50% of your course fees, for use when you are able to re-book. This booking code is transferable to other courses.
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.