Exciting news! Access Arts’ studio workshops are returning for term three – with COVID-19 and social distancing measures in place.
To accommodate current Queensland Government restrictions, online workshops will remain as an option for Visual Arts program participants, while Access Arts Performing Arts workshops will relocate to a larger space at Ashgrove Bowls Club.
Located three minutes from our old location, the Bowls Club allows us to safely social distance, but still learn and create together. You will also find the parking access is much better.
The Ashgrove Bowls Club is located on Yoku Road, Ashgrove, near the Enoggera Bikeway.
For more information our new location, please contact Mary by phone: 07 3505 0311 or 0403 070 661, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find the full term three timetable here.
Safety procedures for studio workshops
We have been carefully planning our return to in-studio workshops to ensure the health and safety of participants, in line with government guidelines. Access Arts has introduced a number of health and hygiene measures, which will be implemented at both Yeronga and Ashgrove from tomorrow, Monday 13 July.
- Health requirements
- As part of Access Arts’ commitment to ensuring the health and safety of our participants, our employees and external support workers, we will be introducing temperature checks prior to the start of each workshop. Anyone attending a workshop, including employees, will be required to have their temperature taken. In the instance where a person returns a temperature over 38 degrees Celsius, they will be unable to attend the workshops and plans will be made for them to return home.
- Alongside our temperature checks, everyone at workshops will be asked to complete a Health Declaration Form. This form contains standard questions about prior travel and general health, and allows us to keep a record of all attendees and visitors each week.
- To support our efforts to keep everyone safe, we kindly ask that if you are feeling unwell or showing any cold or flu symptoms you don’t attend a workshop. It’s easy to cancel your attendance, just give us a call on 3505 0311.
- Social distancing at workshops
- As you know, many of our workshops have you moving around, however it is still important that we have adequate social distancing in place. You’ll notice new signage throughout workshop spaces to guide entries and exits, as well as determine the limits of people in rooms and shared spaces.
- You’ll also see posters about the importance of good hand and respiratory hygiene, which employees will help everyone to maintain during the workshop.
- Site cleaning
- Before we begin Term 3, both the Yeronga and Ashgrove sites will be extensively cleaned and sanitised, this includes shared spaces and commonly touched surfaces and items. Once our workshops begin, our employees will maintain cleanliness throughout the studio, in line with detailed cleaning protocols provided by CPL – Choice, Passion, Life.
- We will continue to provide workshop tools, particularly for our visual arts programs. However, some shared items, such as cutlery, will not be available. So we encourage you to bring along whatever personal items you may need during the workshop.
Thank you again for your patience and understanding during this time. While things are not back to normal, we hope this new normal will support you to continue chasing your artistic passions and learning new skills in 2020.