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Coronavirus Guide

As I’m sure you won’t be surprised, we’ve had to change the way the space is run due to Coronavirus, in this guide I will try to outline how access has changed, and what will be required of you when you enter the space.

I know this doesn’t make for scintillating reading, so I’ve tried to keep it brief, please make sure to read it thoroughly.


We aim to keep social distancing in the workshops so wearing masks won’t be required. To make this possible we have decreased the maximum occupancy of the space to 20 (2 per workbench).

To help us enforce this students will be required to book ahead of using The MakerSpace. To keep the access fair everyone will be limited to a maximum 3 hours booking per day.

When you arrive for your booked slot, please sign in with one of the technicians, we will give you a short induction of what is expected of you, here is a breakdown:

  • Sanitise safety boots with wipes and spray provided before and after putting them on.
  • Sanitise hands when entering or exiting the space.
  • We will supply you with a disposable lab coat, this is yours to keep, so put your name in it, and remember to bring it next time you come to The MakerSpace.
  • We will show you to your booked space.
  • Please collect all the tools and equipment that you need at the start of your session to avoid the need to move around the workshop.
  • You should wipe down the space and tools/ equipment before you start your work.
  • You will be required to thoroughly clean the space and any tools or equipment you have used when leaving the space.
  • Please allocate 10 minutes at the beginning and end of your session for cleaning.
  • If you need to use the machine shop once again you will need to sanitise your hands before entering.
  • You will need to sanitise any PPE that you use with the wipes in the space. Regular users will be given their own pair of safety glasses to keep (remember to bring them whenever you come to The MakerSpace).
  • As in the rest of the guide, you will have to wipe down before and after using any machines, particularly the start/ stop buttons.

Thanks for your understanding and patience, we know this isn’t ideal, but we look forward to having you back in our workshop!

To book a slot in The MakerSpace please email