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Our Covid-19 Strategy

Covid policy

Safeguarding, protecting you,
and ready to welcome you back

As an education establishment I am pleased to say The Cooking Academy is open and we are delighted to be welcoming you to our Cookery school to continue learning and developing your culinary skills.

We want to reassure you all that we continue to be extra vigilant in all areas of our cookery school. As you know we have been adhering to strict social distancing rules, with reduced numbers, increased cleaning, and highly monitored sanitisation process. We are doing everything necessary to keep you safe during your visit to us.

We know that some of you may not feel safe in attending at the moment or may need to stay at home to shield and protect yourself if you are more vulnerable.  We’ll be here to re-book your place when you are ready, your well-being is our greatest priority.

If you are booked on a class or need to postpone your booking due to Covid-19 then we will make it easy for you to rebook your class with us.

If you have any concerns, please do give us a call on 01923 778880 or contact katherine@thecookingacademy.co.uk regarding your existing class booking.

In the meantime we thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult and turbulent times and look forward to welcoming you here at The Cooking Academy very soon.

*Updated 2nd November 2020.

 

 

In the run up to and on the day of your visit we will be implementing the following control measures which support our reopening ‘Risk Assessment’:

  • Ask all attendees to complete a ‘Health Declaration’ document about their health and contact with others 5 days prior to attending, to be updated on arrival before entering the Academy.
  • On arrival we ask that you wear a face covering as per government guidelines, this may then be removed once hands are wash and you are seated at your work station
  • To monitor everyone’s temperature before entering the Academy.
  • Once in the premise you will be asked to wash your hands for the prescribed 20 seconds and continue doing so throughout the day at appropriate times.
  • Provide suitable social distancing measures where possible with an optional face protection mask for the entire duration of your time at The Academy.
  • All equipment, workstations and general premises will be sanitised prior to your arrival.
  • Each delegate will have their own separate cooking stations as was previously the case.
  • There will be no shared ingredients or passing of equipment between attendees.

Q&As

Do we have to wear a face mask? As per government guidelines it will be mandatory for you to wear a face mask on arrival until you are seated at your island where you can remove your mask as you will be eating and drinking throughout your experience.

Will hand sanitiser be provided? Yes we will have hand sanitiser available for everyone to use on their cooking islands.

Will we need to wear gloves? No, we ask that you do not wear gloves. As suggested by the WHO, the use of hand sanitiser and washing of hands is more effective in the prevention of spreading the virus rather than wearing gloves.

Does everyone have to social distance? The kitchen is laid out in order for participants to respect social distancing rules. Our chefs will go round during the class to help customers while maintaining these guidelines to the best of their ability.

Will you be taking any precautionary tests on arrival? We will be checking everyone’s temperature with our contactless thermometer on arrival in order to limit the risk of spreading the virus. Please be aware that if your temperature is above 37.5C we will not be able to allow you into the cookery school.

 

Our Covid-19 Strategy

Covid policy

Safeguarding, protecting you,
and ready to welcome you back

As an education establishment I am pleased to say The Cooking Academy is open and we are delighted to be welcoming you to our Cookery school to continue learning and developing your culinary skills.

We want to reassure you all that we continue to be extra vigilant in all areas of our cookery school. As you know we have been adhering to strict social distancing rules, with reduced numbers, increased cleaning, and highly monitored sanitisation process. We are doing everything necessary to keep you safe during your visit to us.

We know that some of you may not feel safe in attending at the moment or may need to stay at home to shield and protect yourself if you are more vulnerable.  We’ll be here to re-book your place when you are ready, your well-being is our greatest priority.

If you are booked on a class or need to postpone your booking due to Covid-19 then we will make it easy for you to rebook your class with us.

If you have any concerns, please do give us a call on 01923 778880 or contact katherine@thecookingacademy.co.uk regarding your existing class booking.

In the meantime we thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult and turbulent times and look forward to welcoming you here at The Cooking Academy very soon.

*Updated 2nd November 2020.

 

 

In the run up to and on the day of your visit we will be implementing the following control measures which support our reopening ‘Risk Assessment’:

  • Ask all attendees to complete a ‘Health Declaration’ document about their health and contact with others 5 days prior to attending, to be updated on arrival before entering the Academy.
  • On arrival we ask that you wear a face covering as per government guidelines, this may then be removed once hands are wash and you are seated at your work station
  • To monitor everyone’s temperature before entering the Academy.
  • Once in the premise you will be asked to wash your hands for the prescribed 20 seconds and continue doing so throughout the day at appropriate times.
  • Provide suitable social distancing measures where possible with an optional face protection mask for the entire duration of your time at The Academy.
  • All equipment, workstations and general premises will be sanitised prior to your arrival.
  • Each delegate will have their own separate cooking stations as was previously the case.
  • There will be no shared ingredients or passing of equipment between attendees.

Q&As

Do we have to wear a face mask? As per government guidelines it will be mandatory for you to wear a face mask on arrival until you are seated at your island where you can remove your mask as you will be eating and drinking throughout your experience.

Will hand sanitiser be provided? Yes we will have hand sanitiser available for everyone to use on their cooking islands.

Will we need to wear gloves? No, we ask that you do not wear gloves. As suggested by the WHO, the use of hand sanitiser and washing of hands is more effective in the prevention of spreading the virus rather than wearing gloves.

Does everyone have to social distance? The kitchen is laid out in order for participants to respect social distancing rules. Our chefs will go round during the class to help customers while maintaining these guidelines to the best of their ability.

Will you be taking any precautionary tests on arrival? We will be checking everyone’s temperature with our contactless thermometer on arrival in order to limit the risk of spreading the virus. Please be aware that if your temperature is above 37.5C we will not be able to allow you into the cookery school.