COVID-19 Policy

COVID-19 Policy

  • COVID-19 policy (Updated 28th February 2022)

Hen Corner (“us”, “we”, or “our”) is pleased to welcome course guests and bakery customers throughout the year.

Safety of guests remains paramount and our full Health and Safety Policy along with our Risk Assessments can be found on our website here.

Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread

Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020-21, we were pleased to keep our weekly microbakery open and continued to run courses, in person and online, within government guidelines. As restrictions have lifted, we are still committed to reducing infections and are following Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread

We recognise and agree that:

  • It is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated.
  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result should stay at home and self-isolate immediately. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should arrange to take a PCR test as soon as possible, even if you’ve had one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

How Hen Corner helps guests stay safe and help prevent the spread

In light of the recent removal of all Covid restrictions in England, we want all participants to feel confident and comfortable. 

In line with government guidance, we support the following advice:

1) Get vaccinated

Getting fully vaccinated is the best way of protecting you and others against COVID-19.

2) Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer

During the warmer months of the year many of our courses are held outside. When mild, we open up the side of our garden room with full width bifold doors. If cold weather means that we need to close the doors, making a more enclosed space, guests who prefer to wear a face covering are more than welcome to do so.

3) Wear a face covering

Our inside courses have limited numbers of guests, usually no more than 6 participants plus course tutor,  allowing opportunity for social distancing. Participants do not have to wear face coverings on our courses but should feel comfortable to continue if they prefer.

4) Get tested and self-isolate if required

If you have symptoms or test positive. You should self-isolate at home while you get a PCR test and wait for the results. You must self-isolate if you test positive. You must self-isolate from the day your symptoms started and the next 5 full days, or from the day your test was taken if you do not have symptoms and the next 5 full days.

5) Take tests if you do not have symptoms to help manage your risk

Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have any symptoms. This means they could be spreading the virus without knowing it. Testing regularly increases the chances of detecting COVID-19 when you are infectious but are not displaying symptoms, helping to make sure you do not spread COVID-19.

6) Try to stay at home if you’re feeling unwell

If you feel unwell but do not have COVID-19 symptoms, or your COVID-19 test is negative, you may still have an illness which could be passed on to other people. Many common illnesses, like the flu or the common cold, are spread from one person to another. Please let us know if you are unwell and can not join our course and we will reschedule your booking to a different date.

7) Wash your hands regularly and cover coughs and sneezes

We have a bathroom attached to our garden room training space. This room is cleaned before each course, and has a supply of paper towels, hand gel and tissues. Regular hand washing is encouraged.

8) Limit close contact with other people

Whilst our inside courses continue to run with restricted numbers, we recognise that some of our guests and/or their family members continue to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19, to help keep them safe, we ask guests to consider taking a lateral flow test before our course which will help to manage periods of risk. 

We will review this policy regularly in line with new government guidance.