Update on Courses and Covid-19
At Outspoken Cycles we take the health and safety of our staff and customers extremely seriously. We are delighted to be running our leisure and accredited bike maintenance courses again as lockdown eases. In order to make sure these courses are as safe as possible, while maintaining our high levels of quality, we have made some changes to the ways we run the sessions, as well as implementing various health and safety measures.
We continue to monitor the situation with Corvid-19 closely and we are following the regulations from the government.
Below are the measures we have put in place.
Preventing the Spread of Covid-19
Participants should not attend any of our courses if they or anyone in their household have experienced any of the symptoms associated with Covid-19 in 14 days prior to the start date of the course, or if they have been asked to self-isolate as part of the Track and Trace programme.
If you experience any of the symptoms during your time on the course please inform your instructor immediately and you will be asked to leave the course.
NHS UK website has listed the main symptoms of coronavirus as:
- high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
If you are required to self isolate or develop symptoms and therefore cannot attend the course we will defer your place to a future date.
General building measures
Outspoken Cycles training workshop and offices have been adapted in various ways to allow for social distancing and to keep everyone safe
- All general tools, equipment and shared areas are cleaned before the start of any course.
- Hand cleaning areas are stationed strategically around the building
- All staff and visitors are required to wash their hands as soon as they arrive onsite
- Staff are working from home where possible to reduce numbers on site and we have strict procedures for those visiting our shop and workshop
- We are disinfecting digital devices, door handles and key equipment such as phones on a daily basis.
- We have limited the number of participants on all of our courses to help maintain social distancing.
Tools, Equipment and Workshop
- Each participant will have their own workstation with their own set of standard tools to use throughout a course
- Each workstation will have a supply of isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle for individual cleaning of workstations, tools and bikes, throughout the day and thoroughly at the end of each day
- All tools stations will be cleaned down between uses
- Any bikes or equipment that is shared will be cleaned between participants
- Gloves will be required to be worn by participant and staff in all sessions, we will provide these
- At present masks are not required by regulation but these will be optional for participants
We have adapted our teaching methods where necessary and possible to allow for social distancing. This includes the use of cameras and screens to illustrate detail points. This allows participants and instructors to keep a 2m distance from one another during demonstrations.
“In one evening I went from being terrified of getting a puncture on the road to feeling 100% confident that I can deal with it. Catherine was a brilliant teacher and also made learning to change an inner tube fun!”
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