COVID-19

IMPORTANT UPDATE - Due to limited staff availability from 7-14 September 2020 inclusive, the Studios will not be cleaned between bookings, as per item 3 below.  Cleaning materials will be left in each room for customer use before and after their session.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but if you or any member of your group feel unhappy with this temporary arrangement then we politely ask you to defer your booking until after the 14th when normal cleaning routines resume.  Many thanks! 

In order to open our studios safely, a number of very strict safety measures have been introduced.  These measures are essential in order to comply with the current government advice on making businesses "Covid-Secure" to protect our staff and our customers:

1. Symptoms

IF YOU OR ANYONE IN YOUR BAND DEVELOPS COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, OR HAS RECENTLY COME INTO CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS, YOU MUST CANCEL YOUR BOOKING AND NOT COME TO THE STUDIOS. 

 

For the time being we shall waive all short notice cancellation fees, if due to COVID-19 being developed by anyone in your group.

2. Social Distancing

All customers and staff at the studios are required to observe and follow social distancing rules.  The Studios have been divided into zones using floor markers to make this easier and signage has been put up to remind customers of the requirements.  

Restrictions have also been placed on the number of occupants that can safely use each studio:

Studio 1 - Maximum of 5 occupants

Studio 2 - Maximum of 5 occupants

Studio 3 - Maximum of 3 occupants

Studio 4 - Maximum of 3 occupants

When entering/exiting the studios, we ask customers to continue to observe the social distancing regulations and be courteous to other customers who may be using the corridors at the same time

3. Studio Sanitisation

All of the studios will be extensively cleaned between each booking, and no back-to-back bookings will be permitted to ensure this cleaning can take place.  This includes the wiping-down of all touchable surfaces (door handles, switches, stands, etc) and thorough cleaning of the microphones, microphone shields, cables and mixer. 

 

Hand sanitiser and wipes will be available in each room for customer use and we are kindly asking customers to do the following, wherever possible:

- Bring and use you own microphones.

- If this is not possible, the provided microphone shields MUST be used at all times.

- Bring and use your own cables.

- Take all rubbish with you.

4. Bookings

For the time being, a minimum booking length of 3 hours is required.  This will be charged at the day rate of £10 per hour for all bookings, no matter what time of day.

The Studios will be closed 1pm-2pm and 6pm-7pm each day in order for cleaning to take place. If you would like to book an all-day session or an overnight session, please contact us directly.

5. Enforcement

Random spot-checks will be carried out by the Studio Manager. Should anyone using the studios be found in breach of the above, their session may be terminated immediately with no right to a refund. A ban from making future bookings may also be implemented at the discretion of the Studio Manager.

Should any sanitisation equipment be stolen by customers, a ban from making future bookings may be implemented at the discretion of the Studio Manager, as well as requiring the customer to cover the replacement cost for the item(s).

6. Risk Assessment

A COVID-19 risk assessment has been conducted and is available for customer viewing here:

For any further enquires about our approach to COVID-19, please contact us directly. We sincerely hope the measure above provide you with the reassurance to rehearse safely and we hope to see you back in the studios very soon!