St. Mary's Space covid-19 recording session information sheet
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Working safely at St. Mary’s Space

We at St. Mary’s Space are committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of everyone: our clients, the family team who run St. Mary’s and the local residents of the Appin and Fasnacloich area. In order to do this we are working under new operating guidelines in complete compliance with the latest Scottish Government recommendations. Social distancing and the additional health and safety requirements will have a material impact on you, our clients, our staff and how our business operates, so we have prepared the following guide to let you know what we are doing, what you can expect from us and what we expect from you.

Risk Assessment

Our Risk assessment has been produced in line with the HSE guidelines and the government's Five Rules for working safely. It is a dynamic document that will be updated regularly in line with the latest government guidance, our ongoing experience and feedback from clients. It is available for you to read here. 

What you need to know before coming to St. Mary’s Space

Below is a summary of the health and safety measure currently in place for every recording session at the studio. Please familiarise yourself with them before your session and ensure you are ready to make the most of your studio time by planning ahead accordingly.

Many thanks, Jamie, Charlotte and Molly Smith.

Pre-booking and Arrival

24 hours prior to coming to St. Mary's Space all visitors and staff are required to self- certify that, to the best of their knowledge, they have not displayed symptoms of COVID-19 or come in contact with a known case of COVID-19 in the previous 14-day period. If you do have symptoms you should inform us and postpone the session. This can be done by email or phone call.

In line with current UK Government guidelines, we ask that face masks/mouth covering be worn while entering and moving around the building. Face coverings may be removed when seated during the recording session.

Clients should maintain current social distancing at all times when on the premises.

We have a hand sanitiser near the main entrance.

In order to avoid bottlenecks in the entry hallway, clients are asked to enter the building one at a time and move directly into the studio space.

During a session

During the session we ask that clients only occupy the studio and the downstairs toilet - please don’t enter the kitchen or dining area or explore the rest of the building.

Hand sanitisation stations are provided in the studio, toilet and outside the main entrance and we ask all clients to use them often during the day.

We ask that visitors only bring one bag of personal effects into the premises in addition to their instrument, to be kept with the owner or left at their designated seat/station. Any and all items brought into the studio must be removed by their owner when they leave the studio.

Studio capacity has been reduced to allow for social distancing. In addition to the engineer there will be a maximum occupancy of 6 people. The studio will be laid out in advance of the session with a station for each performer in accordance with current social distancing guidance.

It is the responsibility of each individual to maintain social distancing throughout the session and to respect the working practices laid out here and in the risk assessment.

Covid-19 hygiene

In addition to our standard cleaning practices, staff will use enhanced cleaning measures, focusing on high contact areas,and frequently clean and disinfect high impact objects and surfaces that are touched regularly, such as door handles, bathrooms, banisters and work surfaces throughout the day, using appropriate cleaning products and methods.

At the end of the project/session staff will deep clean all occupied areas, so that each new booking starts in a thoroughly clean studio environment.

All studio equipment will be wiped down and disinfected at the end of every project or may be left in situ for at least 72 hours (where possible).

Covid-19 information sheet 03-07-2020