Covid-19 info

Martyn Smith – working in the print room

From Monday 19 July, a loosening of government restrictions in England means the wearing of face coverings and observing social distancing is no longer mandatory. However, the government recommendation remains to wear face masks in indoor or crowded environments and our priority is the safety and confidence of people in our spaces. With this in mind, we will be asking our visitors, members and WYPW team to voluntarily maintain the same safety measures of wearing face masks in communal spaces, hand sanitising and 1m+ social distancing that, to date, have kept us safe and given confidence to everyone using our spaces.

Martyn Smith – working in the print room

To comply with government guidance for COVID-19, we have made several changes to how we operate. As a result, our workshops and the way we run courses will look a little different. We have everyone’s safety as our main priority and although it might not be quite the same as it was before, your ability to get stuck in and enjoy a spot of printmaking remains the same. We look forward to welcoming you back to the workshop with added measures to keep you safe including:

  • Please continue to wear face coverings in communal spaces – this applies to staff, studio holders, volunteers and members
  • Please continue to sanitise your hands on entry to the building and before and after eating and drinking
  • Please social distance at 1m+
  • Please open windows and doors where possible to maintain a through draft, or meet or have lunch outside if possible (especially if the weather is nice)
  • Please clean up after your session in the workshop
  • Please adhere to signage at WYPW

These additional measures have meant that in order to continue providing a diverse range of printmaking courses safely we have needed to review some course costs. Smaller course participant numbers do mean students will have increased individual support and tuition during sessions.

If you have any queries regarding our new procedures or are particularly concerned about any aspect of engaging with us here at the workshop please get in touch either by phone or by e-mailing and we will do our best to help. Our full risk assessment can be accessed on our policy page linked here.