We will have enhanced cleaning and disinfection arrangements including wiping all tables with disinfectant after each workshop, regular touchpoints will be regularly disinfected and cleaned during the day.
A card machine is available for contactless payments.
There is a hand sanitising station when entering the art room, as well as hand sanitiser in the kitchen. There are also hand sanitizing stations throughout The Circle building. Clients, carers and staff will be asked to use hand sanitizer immediately when coming in and frequently thereafter.
We will have reduced persons in rooms at any one time. In the main arts and crafts room, a maximum of 12 individuals are allowed including external staff and Uppertunity staff. In the kitchen, a maximum of 6 individuals, with 2 remaining at the separate table.
Clients and external staff will be spread across the room with as much distance as possible. Uppertunity staff may need to work in closer proximity when sharper/hot tools are being used.
Clients and their carers will remain seated in the arts and crafts room. Uppertunity staff will collect any items needed.
Uppertunity staff are required to do frequent lateral flow tests every week, and show evidence of this. If negative, the individual must follow NHS isolation requirements immediately.
Masks are not mandatory by clients, we understand that this can be a communication barrier and cause anxiety.
Masks will be worn by Uppertunity staff and volunteers when working within close proximity of clients, unless exempt. External staff/organisations are to follow their own guidelines.