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Coronavirus - Covid-19 February, 2023 UPDATE

What We Are Doing


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. 

On the 24th February, 2022, the government removed remaining domestic restrictions in England. There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:

For full details please go to the GOV.UK website .

This means we still require all course attendees to adhere to social distancing guidelines. 

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.

  • Advising all students to wear, whilst training, a pair of lightweight rubber faced work gloves. Examples like these, are ideal.
  •  Advising all students to practice regular hand washing before entering the training centre and sitting in the rest area. Masks must be worn for Health & Safety, whilst mixing plaster and tile adhesives. 


    • 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.

    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 a Covid outbreak and you haven't yet started your course, 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 15 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