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COVID 19 Policy for RTSY The Creative School of Art

This policy outlines the measures we are actively taking to mitigate the spread of coronavirus and applies to everyone who attends a RTSY event. You are kindly requested to follow all these rules diligently to sustain a healthy and safe studio/event space. It’s important that we all respond responsibly and transparently to these health precautions. Your private health and personal data will be treated with high confidentiality should you need to share sensitive information with us.

This coronavirus (COVID-19) policy is susceptible to change with the introduction of additional governmental guidelines. If so, it will be updated as soon as possible.

If you have cold symptoms, such as cough/sneezing/fever, or feel poorly, please do not come to RTSY, and follow up to date Government guidelines, please let us know in advance so that we can arrange for the lesson to be made on zoom.

Here, we outline the required actions in place to protect you, your tutors and others coming to RTSY from a potential coronavirus infection.

General hygiene rules:

  • Wash your hands after using the toilet, before eating, and if you cough/sneeze into your hands (follow the 20-second hand-washing rule).

  • Cough/sneeze into your sleeve, preferably into your elbow when possible. If you use a tissue, discard it safely and clean your hands immediately.

  • Avoid touching your face, particularly eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands to minimise the risk of infection.

  • You may wish to wear gloves but are not required to do so.

  • Masks are not required to be worn during activities


Use of RTSY studio:

  • Wash your hands or use antibacterial hand sanitiser gel on entry and departure.

  • All entry to RTSY studio is by prior arrangement and via booking only.

  • On arrival wait at the entrance to be called forward.

  • Please note the signs indicating which table/area is for students/tutor and ‘no go’ areas.

  • Our table arrangement enables social distancing but please take extra care when moving around the studio.

  • If you need to exit the studio try to avoid proximity with others and follow the one way system for entry and exit.

Use of equipment and materials at RTSY:

  • Wash hands or use antibacterial hand sanitiser gel at the start and end of touching/using equipment

  • Remember not to touch your face

  • You may wish to bring your own materials, and these will be exclusively used by you.

  • Bring your own water bottle / drink.

  • You will be given your own set of materials to work with and are asked not to share these with other students for your / their safety.

Before your class

  • wait at the entrance door until you are called forward

  • wash hands or use the antibacterial hand sanitiser gel on entry

During your class

  • stay seated in your allocated space

  • if you need to move around check with your tutor so that you can stay 2m apart where possible

  • remember not to touch your face

  • use your own water bottle for drinks


At the end of your class

  • wash your hands or use the antibacterial hand sanitiser gel

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