As of 30th November 2021, “Face coverings are now compulsory in shops, businesses, Council buildings, as well as on public transport, unless individuals are exempt, following updated government rules. The measures are temporary – and precautionary – in order to prevent the spread of the new Covid-19 Omicron variant. The government has said it will review the changes again in three weeks’ time”. When making a booking, please make sure to read our Health & Safety guidelines below.
For the safety of the drumming community please help each other to minimise the risk of infection. You must wear a face mask on arriving/departing the studios but you can remove it whilst drumming solo in the practice rooms. Remember, if you have either a high temperature or a new or continuous cough, please don’t come to the studios, stay at home. Please do notify us by email if you have fallen unwell after visiting the studios.
Try to follow the government recommended precautions whilst travelling to and from the studios and, only if reasonably possible, avoid using public transport.
Step 4 of the government’s lockdown easing plan does not require social distancing however some of our measures will continue in place for the time being. Fortunately there’s already minimal direct contact with others when drumming solo at the studio. If you arrive early for your session, please wait outside if weather permits to avoid unnecessary social contact in the corridor areas. If you’ve booked Studio 1 or Studio 3, your session time will start 15 minutes later e.g 6.15pm, 7.15pm etc. The staggered studio times will help reduce further the amount of social contact with drummers arriving at the studios.
Guests – You may bring a guest from another household and there’s no social distancing requirement inside the rooms. To improve ventilation we recommend to use the wall-mounted ventilation units. Please remember it is not possible to have a guest in Studio 3 due to the size of the room!
On top of the normal studio cleaning, we are regularly cleaning commonly touched “hotspots” in the communal areas such as access keypads, door handles etc. We have hand sanitiser at the entrance for use when entering & exiting – please use conservatively! Inside the drum rooms we are also supplying anti-viral disinfectant wipes to use when arriving to clean any equipment surfaces you come into contact with whilst drumming. We have also installed foot-operated bins to dispose of wipes and personal waste. Please use the wall-mounted ventilation units to air the rooms but remember to switch them off after use to minimise fire risk and leave the drum booth doors open at the end of your session. (Note: the Studio 4 ventilation system is always on so no need to do anything).
Areas to consider wiping: fan unit, snare skin, drum key, hihat clutch, snare strainer, wingnuts on stands, drum stool etc.
Please do not leave a trace when you leave!
Stay safe and happy drumming!
Thanks Nick @ London Drum Studio