Following the updated government advice regarding COVID-19, and the need for social distancing, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel all DoES Liverpool Events, including Maker Nights and Maker Days, starting immediately and until further notice. We will not be supporting external events as we will not have staff available to supervise them.
The space will still be available for use, although it will no longer be staffed and we cannot guarantee that access will be possible without a fob. Anyone who has a fob can access the space as usual.
We realise that many of our members use the equipment at the space to do their job and so we need to support them at an already tricky time. That means that if you come in on an ad-hoc basis and don’t have the out-of-hours access but do have a fob, you’ll still be able to come in as you do now. As there will be nobody around to take payment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of what you need to pay.
You should only come in if you need to work on something or to collect something from the space. Please do not attend purely for social reasons.
The membership of our community encompasses a broad spectrum of people, some of whom fall into the “high risk” bracket posed by this virus. Please do not continue operating business as usual; we all have a duty of care to manage the threat this virus poses, if not to you specifically, to other more vulnerable members of society.
Please do not attend the space if you are unwell, especially if you have got a new persistent cough or a fever.
It is everybody’s responsibility to ensure that the space is kept as clean as possible; as such we are requesting that you wipe down all surfaces before and after use, as well as other areas such as the fridge door handle. Surface cleaning spray is available by the workshop sink in the kitchen. The space will still be cleaned as usual, this is an additional precaution.
It goes without saying that one of the best ways to protect yourself is to regularly wash your hands and avoid touching your face, especially when you have been interacting with other people and spaces.
If you have any questions about access, or any other issues relating to this, email email@example.com. We will be responding to communications, just not staffing the space itself.
DoES Liverpool Online
DoES Liverpool was set up to stop people feeling lonely from having to work on their own at home. As such we want to continue to help you feel less isolated during this situation. We have a few ways in which you can stay connected to the DoES Liverpool community and we’d love to hear your suggestions too!x
- The DoES Liverpool slack – get an invite at http://slack.doesliverpool.com/
- The DoES Liverpool Google Group – details at https://doesliverpool.com/get-involved/
- We’re going to try an open video conference too, join any time and see who’s there, please remember to wear clothes! https://meet.jit.si/bubblino
- We’d also like to use this to arrange some virtual events such as a Maker Night gathering on Thursday evening – https://github.com/DoESLiverpool/somebody-should/wiki/Maker-Night-Online-20200319
- @DoESLiverpool on Twitter
- @DoESLiverpool on Instagram
- DoESLiverpool on Facebook
Obviously that’s just a start. We know that the DoES Liverpool community will be working out all manner of ways to connect and cope and have interesting things to share. As always, there’s the #weeknotes hashtag for letting others know what you’re up to, and let us know if there’s anything you’d like us to share.
Finally, look after yourselves and keep an eye out for any vulnerable members of the DoES Liverpool Community as well as in your local community.