Please note this post has been superseded by https://www.makerspace.org.uk/blog/2020/03/covid-19-update/
Due to the updated Government advice regarding social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Makerspace has taken the decision to CANCEL Welcome Wednesday and any other public-access events with immediate effect.
So, it will not be happening this week, and will not happen again until the government advice or situation changes.
This means that the space will not be open to receive non-members or guests, and the social visit to the pub will also not happen.
For members ONLY, the space will be accessable, but you should only come in if:
You need to work on, or collect something from the space
You are feeling well, with no temperature and no new cough symptoms, AND nobody in your household is self isolating.
If you are a member, and are going to come in to the space, please:
do not come in if you are unwell
do not come in just to socialise
please respect other members’ personal space and do not get close to them if this can be avoided.
ensure good hand hygiene (ie regularly wash them), and use a tissue to catch coughs/sneezes (see note above about not coming in if you have a new cough!)
Government advice may well change again (it is likely to become more restrictive) and if this happens the space may need to be closed to everyone, so if you have some things in the space that you would not want to lose access to, it would a good opportunity to take them home as soon as possible.
Ideally if we did close the space, we would aim to give people an opportunity to get their things, but we cannot guarantee this.
Thank you all for your cooperation with this.