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Vitreus Art
Art Workshops COVID-19 Update

Relating to all workshops and courses currently held at Vitreus Art - as at January 31st 2021

Vitreus Art Covid-19 Update - 9th Feb 2021

Following the Government guidance published on the 30th December 20210 for national COVID lockdown, we have outlined what this means for Vitreus Art classes due to run in February and beyond.

At time of writing Northamptonshire is lockdown along with the rest if the UK.
Consequently workshops that were due to be held in January and February have been re-scheduled and all students due to attend have been ofered a choice of dates, a credit note or a refund.

When lockdown is lifted we will be guided by whichever guidance is published by the Government at that time.
When workshops can resume (and non-essential retail can re-open) we will operate according to regulations advised by the Government. Until that changes from the 'Secure Business Audit' system, this will be the basis for our workshop Covid precations, as listed below.

Allowing for the possibility of a resumption of Tiers we've shown the information published during the previous period of Local restrictions.

Restrictions in all Tiers are listed for reference, and in case the present Tier status of Northamptonshire is changed when the Tiers are next reviewed.

Tier 1 (Medium)
Classes will continue to run as planned. No group larger than 6 (from separate households) can attend as part of one booking. Social distancing measures will be in place during the class and face coverings are mandatory for all in attendance.

Vitreus Art classes are all limited to 4 where lunch is included and 5 for all other workshops, resulting in a group of maximum 6 or fewer.

Tier 2 (High)
Classes will continue to run as planned. Bookings for more than 1 person must be with other members of your household or support bubble. Social distancing measures will be in place during the class and face coverings are mandatory for all in attendance.

Vitreus Art classes are all limited to 4 where lunch is included and 5 for all other workshops, resulting in a group of maximum 6 or fewer.

Tier 3 (Very High)
Classes will be postponed and students will be sent an email rebooking options.

Tier 4 (Extremely High)
Classes will be postponed and students will be sent an email rebooking options.

Will workshops be open only for private household bookings under Tier 2 restrictions?

No, as Vitreus Art is organising your class as part of our education business, we are able to host up to 5 people (or the size of a household) plus one tutor in any one class as long as they and we comply with social distancing measures and the NHS Test and Trace System (information which we already record when you book).

As above, Vitreus Art classes are all limited to 4 where lunch is included and 5 for all other workshops, resulting in a group of maximum 6 or fewer.

What safety measures are we at Vitreus Art taking?
To ensure the safety of all of us we have outlined a number of measures that we and HM Government require for In-person classes until further notice.

COVID-19 Secure Measures
Vitreus Art will:

  • For the purposes of NHS Test & Trace, display an official NHS QR code poster from so that customers and visitors can optionally ‘check in’ (in addition to contact details already recorded on booking).
  • Keep a record of all staff working on our premises and duty times on a given day and their contact details.
  • Complete a risk assessment of our business and premises using guidance from the Government body HSE.  This is displayed on the Vitreus Art website.
  • Set a maximum number of participants per class at our premises (including the teacher) in order to comply with social distancing measures
  • Ensure working spaces are 2 meters apart (or more), including additional benches for lunch
  • Ensure the use of face coverings for all students, teachers and staff when onsite – providing clear face visors for each student
  • Sanitise materials and tools before use as far as is possible, and minimise sharing of resources
  • Provide clean aprons and goggles for each student, which are washed or sanitised before the next use
  • Provide hand sanitizer and hand-washing facilities as students enter our premises to reduce the risk of transmission.
  • Provide clear guidance on social distancing and hygiene to students on arrival.
  • Suspend or reduce teacher guidance that cannot be undertaken without contravening social distancing guidelines. This may involve changing how we interact with you during classes.
  • Conduct frequent cleaning of work areas and equipment between uses, using appropriate cleaning products.
    a) Set clear use and cleaning guidance for toilets to ensure they are kept clean and social distancing is achieved as much as possible.
    b) Provide more waste facilities and more frequent rubbish collection.

What to do if you are unable to attend a workshop you have booked due to illness, local restrictions or a requirement to quarantine or self-isolate.

If you discover you are unwell, or have Covid-symptoms, or have to isolate, please get in touch straightaway. Please just don’t turn up!
We will transfer your place to the next available date we have free, or offer you a choice of alternative dates.
If we can’t find a date that suits you, we will offer you a credit note for the value of the class fee paid which can be redeemed within a year for any purchase at Vitreus Art.
We may, at our discretion, agree a refund if all other alternatives have been exhausted.

What if we have to postpone a class due to local restrictions or a requirement to quarantine or self-isolate.

If one of us is unwell, or have Covid-symptoms, or local restrictions mean we are unable to run your workshop we will contact you by email initially, as soon as we can.
We will transfer your place to the next available date we have free, or offer you a choice of alternative dates at no penalty to you.
If we can’t find a date that suits you, we will offer you a credit note for the value of the class fee paid which can be redeemed within a year for any purchase at Vitreus Art.
We may, at our discretion, agree a refund if all other alternatives have been exhausted.

Can I book a workshop now and move the date if I have to?

Yes. We've added dates for workshops for later in the year so youcan book your place on the workshop of your choice. If it's necessary to move the date we'll work with you to find a date that suits you.

As class sizes are small, priority for bookings is given to those who booked previously or hold a credit note issued earlier.

Mike & Jenny