TEN 87 – COVID-19. 28/05/2021

The studios will remain open as a venue for work and business, for all those who cannot work from home.

Our buildings have been operating in a COVID secure manner throughout the pandemic and we will be continuing to update our procedures in line with the governments guidelines.

We must again outline that it is your own responsibility to run and maintain your own studios and any sessions safely, and recommend all of our members refer to the MPG guidelines for further information.

Test and Trace

We have installed Track and Trace posters at the entrance of each of our 3 sites. Please ensure that you and any visitors you may have check-in using these QR codes upon entering the building.

People who need to self-isolate

Any individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19, as well as those who live in a household or are in a support bubble with someone who has symptoms are advised to self-isolate.

The contacts of individuals who test positive for Coronavirus are required to self isolate for a period of 10 days, from the day after contact with the individual who tested positive.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 or do not have symptoms but have tested positive, you must self-isolate for 10 days starting from the day the test was taken/the symptoms began.

If you have tested positive whilst not experiencing symptoms, but develop symptoms during the isolation period, you must restart the 10 day isolation period from the day you develop symptoms.

It’s important you get in touch with us if;

  • You or somebody you know has COVID-19
  • You’ve been identified as a vulnerable person

Updated Studio and Social Distancing Guidelines

Following the government’s updates, we still encourage our community to work remotely where possible however if you cannot work from home, we believe the studios are a safe place to reside (so long as everybody adheres to the guidelines)

Please find our updated Covid-19 Safety protocols;

  • Please wear a face covering when using communal spaces/travelling around the building.
  • Limit the number of people attending a session to 2 people (including yourself).
  • Attendees should remain 2 meters apart in line with social distancing measures.
  • Attendees should work either back-to-back or side-to-side (avoiding face to face interaction).
  • If you are working with artists try to limit the number of people you work with so you are seeing a smaller number of people on a regular basis.
  • Regular and strict cleaning must be carried out on all surfaces, equipment and instruments within your personal spaces.
  • Any attendees must wash their hands on arrival to the studio and at frequent intervals throughout the day.
  • Only 1 person in the kitchenette/communal areas at any one time.
  • Try to avoid taking public transportwherever possible.
  • When in session, take regular breaks; opening the door to allow fresh air to circulate.
  • Prevent unwell people from attending, and stay home if you feel unwell.

Ten 87 Staff Working

Our increased cleaning presence remains in place (see below).

Our team members will be on site and are always contactable via phone or email during the hours of Monday – Friday, 9 – 6pm

Site Hygiene Standards

In order to ensure the sites remain open and safe to use, we have implemented the following actions;

  • Deep cleaning of the communal areas will take place at the end of each working day.
  • Increased frequency of regular disinfecting of the high touch point areas such as door handles, light switches and kitchen appliances.
  • Hand sanitiser has been provided in the following areas;

o   Markfield Road – in reception, on the grey shelves under the mezzanine and in the kitchenette

o   Hotdesking Spaces – outside each shared office (2 and 4)

o   High Cross Centre – Inside first lobby before second door.

o   Gaunson House – Inside entrance to unit and in kitchenette.

  • It has been proven that hand towels are more effective at preventing the spread of viruses than air dryers. For this reason we will be supplying hand towels in the toilets.
  • The studios themselves are isolated pods with their own ventilation which comes from the outside rather than being recycled from within the building.

General guidance for conducting sessions (rehearsals, training, pre-productions and recording/production)

  • Assess the capacity of any space to be used and appropriately manage this to maintain social distancing. Consider setting a maximum occupancy.
  • Provide space for attendees to be socially distanced from each other.
  • Set air-con systems to maximum fresh air possible.
  • Consider limiting session times/working days and having more frequent/longer breaks to prevent fatigue in workers.
  • Reduce as far as possible any time that individuals are not able to maintain social distancing.
  • Reduce group sizes where it helps maintain social distancing.
  • Use technology solutions where possible.
  • Use floor tape or paint to mark areas to help people maintain social distance, wherever possible.

Personal Hygiene – Preventing the Spread of Infection

  • Please ensure you continue to take extra precautions with your own personal hygiene;
  • https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Please inform us immediately, and stay at home and follow the government’s guidance on self isolation if you or somebody you know is displaying any of the below symptoms.

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste (anosmia) – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If it comes to our attention that there is a suspected COVID-19 case at Ten 87, a plan has been put in place in line with Public Health England to ensure that the site in question will be rendered safe to use as quickly as possible.

Stay Safe,

The Ten 87 Team.