Like many of us, those of us at The Artroom are concerned about the coronavirus situation. We want everyone to feel confident that they can come to The Artroom, and to be creative in as safe an environment as possible. 


This is a constantly developing event and, no doubt, responses to the situation will change. However, at the moment, The Artroom will follow the Government and NHS directives and will be ensuring everything that is possible to make The Artroom COVID-secure. Outlined below are the measures that The Artroom is taking. 


Please Note: It is now requested that all clients to The Artroom wear face coverings when attending (unless exempted from doing so).

To ensure correct social distancing guidance is followed The Artroom will have the lay out in the diagram below.   Things to note are:
  • clients will enter/exit by the main entrance and move to/from their seat only by moving from the 'safe pathway' (marked on the ground)
  • clients will be asked to wait outside The Artroom until the previous client is seated. 
  • there are 3 client tables available. This will mean that 3 individuals from 3 separate households could be accommodated, or up to 6 individuals in 3 groups of 2, assuming the groups of 2 were from the same household 'bubble'
  • The course tutor will use a moveable chair and table. Should any client wish to use the toilet facility the course tutor will move to the office area to let them pass, moving the obstruction of the table and chair
  • clients will be asked to sanitise their hands on arrival
  • Each table will have a 'belongings box', for clients personal belongings (coat, handbag, drink etc)
  • Each table will have a 'sanitation box' consisting of hand sanitiser, tissues, bin liner, sanitising wipes, disposable gloves
  • both the belongings box and the sanitation box will be sanitised before each session
  • all materials needed for that session will already be on the table and will have been sanitised
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In addition The Artroom we will be:

  • Asking if all those who come to The Artroom would bring their own art overall and refreshment should they wish. (bottled water will be available should a client need - this should be sanitised by the client using the wipes in the sanitation box).

  • Sanitising all the worktables before the start of each class

  • Sanitising all the door handles, tap handles, toilet and chair tops before the start of each session

  • displaying posters and reminders of the government's guidance to ensure a COVID-secure environment

  • should the weather permit, ensuring as much ventilation as possible

Book with confidence


At the moment things are very unsettled with a great deal of uncertainty in the air. For the foreseeable future The Artroom will be introducing a ‘Book With Confidence’ Policy.


How Book With Confidence will work

If you wish to attend a class that The Artroom is running please use the online booking system to book a class. (If you cannot get the booking system to work then please send The Artroom an email outlining which classes you would like to attend.)


You will not be charged when you book. Please pay the full amount for that day’s class when you attend.


Please note there will be no compensation if a class has to be cancelled due to the Corona Virus.


Fair usage

This method will mean that should The Artroom or the Andover area be put into a lockdown situation and the classes cannot function (or you are in a position where you need to isolate) then there is no need to pay. However, I ask that if you cannot make the class because of other reasons, you forget, or you just don’t want to come, you pay for the place that you have booked. Space is very limited in The Artroom and it would be a shame if others could not attend.


Methods of payment


You can pay on the day in the following ways: 

  • bank transfer (sort code: 60-83-71 account number: 37430570)

  • Cheque (made payable to The Artroom)

These methods are acceptable but less desireable

  • Cash (exact amount, preferably in an envelope)

  • Contactless card payment