Hello fellow readers and fixers! As the upheaval resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak is starting to settle up and down the United Kingdom, we noticed that various places throughout the country have recently started to open up again as the lockdown relaxes. We have also recently heard from another local community group based in Abbeyfield Park House that members of the local community have been asking about when our usual repairs workshops will begin running again.
Well, we have some good news to share with everyone here; we are looking to restart our repairs workshops for the community, starting from next Saturday, which will be the 27th June 2020. There will, however, be some measures that we will put into place to help protect our volunteers and the community against contracting coronavirus; here is a list of some of the measures that we propose to implement;
- Providing hand sanitisers, wipes and gloves at the repairs workshops
- We will be trialing having a small reception area just inside the door to the park where customers can drop off their computers. We’ll take contact details and then ask you to leave and we will contact you when the repair is finished.
- Where possible, we will carry out repairs in separate rooms to help volunteers maintain social distancing during workshop sessions
- As this is a trial we will review how it goes and may change our procedures as we get better at this
We very much look forward to resuming our regular service which has been operating continuously since 2004.