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Chisel and Dowel Woodworking School has firm COVID-safe protocols in place. It is aware of the need to remain familiar with ever-changing COVID regulations. Students are asked to not attend class if they have flu or COVID like symptoms or if someone in close contact is currently in home isolation. If using public transport to attend our workshops students are asked to adhere to NSW rules for the wearing of face masks.

COVID Safe Check In

Prior to entry to our workshop, you will be asked to check in using the Service NSW COVID Safe check feature on your mobile phone. If you cannot check-in using your phone, another person may use their phone to
check you in. Should you not have a phone please enter your contact details manually into the register we have provided. Contact details included on this register are kept for 28
days in accordance with NSW government regulations, after which the details are destroyed. If a person refuses to check in, entry to that person may be refused. Refusal of entry is entirely at the discretion of Management. Prior to refusal, Management will speak to the person to understand their circumstances, keeping in mind that the well-being of staff and students is at the forefront of any decisions made by Management.

Physical Distancing

To keep yourself and others safe:

  • try and keep a distance of 1.5m between yourself and other people

  • wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. Hand sanitiser is available for your use

  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

  • do not shake hands, hug or kiss as a greeting

  • no cash will be accepted. On-line transactions are only accepted

Hygiene and cleaning

Hand sanitiser and wash stations are strategically located throughout our workshop.

Indoor hard surface areas frequented or used by students and staff are cleaned on a daily basis using detergent or disinfectant. 

If sharing tools and equipment is unavoidable cleaning with a detergent solution or disinfectant wipes in between use is required.

Machinery is regularly cleaned in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

Whenever practicable, natural ventilation will be increased through the opening of windows and doors.

Record Keeping

Details of student and staff attendance is kept in accordance with NSW Government COVID rules for businesses.

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