COVID-19 FAQs:

We are doing our best in the current climate and learning as we go so these precautions may change. Please check them before your class if you are concerned. Last updated 30th October 2020.

Do recent government restrictions affect your classes?  Our classes have always had a maximum of six people so the government rule of six is no problem. We can run all our normal classes but because space around the island is restrictive we ask that students come in their social, work or family bubbles. Although this is not our most favoured way to be reopening our classes, we hope you and your friends, family or work colleagues will join us for some fun and help us to stick with these precautionary measures to reduce any unnecessary risks of spreading the virus. We will be reviewing this as we go, while we learn how to better deal with these new practices.

Do we have to wear a face mask? The tutor will be wearing a mask throughout the class and should you wish to wear a face mask for extra precaution in between eating and drinking we encourage you to do so. As per government guidelines it will be mandatory for you to wear a face mask on arrival until you are seated at the island where you can remove your mask as you will be eating and drinking throughout your experience. We also ask you to wear a mask when leaving the island in order to go to the loo and leaving after the class.

How many students will be allowed in the kitchen at any one time? Six

Will the kitchen be cleaned between each class? Yes, we only run one course per day so there is plenty of time to sterilise the kitchen between groups.

Will hand sanitiser be provided? Yes, we will have hand sanitiser available for everyone to use on arrival, in the kitchen and in the loo.

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 in the kitchen rather than wearing gloves.

What about social distancing?  The tutor will go round during the class to help students 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.

If I drop my children off at the school can I enter the school? For healthy & safety measures we ask you to drop your kids off at the door and to not enter the kitchen. A tutor will be there to welcome them. When you collect them please wait outside and your child will look out for you.

Will there be access to a public loo? Yes, there will be access to a loo and we will have necessary precautions in place, including hand sanitiser.

Will I get a refund if the class is cancelled? Absolutely. If you booked a class directly (not using a gift card) and we unfortunately have to cancel the class, you will be offered a date transfer or a full refund.

What to expect at a class during these times? Because we are running classes for “bubbles” or limited numbers, you can come and all will be as it always has been. Cooking together to create delicious dishes that can then be enjoyed around our large oak table.

Test and Trace – Should someone who attended a class notify us that they have corona virus we will notify the relevant people.

If you have any questions or suggestions please don’t hesitate to get in touch. As you can imagine this is a learning process for us and all involved and we hope together we can have fun while maintaining the safety of everyone in the kitchen.

Students are asked to sign “a sworn statement of absence of COVID-19 symptoms and of contact with confirmed cases” along with the normal consent form prior to arrival. Along with our normal procedures everyone has their own apron and tea towel attached to them but there will also be plenty of hand sanitiser pumps, paper towels and bins.  Masks will be available for those who wish to use them.

Email Flora on flora@floraskitchen.co.uk for more information.

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