We are writing to you at a further difficult time and we hope that you are staying safe and well. As schools closed on 5th of January 2021 for the latest lockdown, we decided that we too must close for the safety of our students and staff. Our workshop and office are currently closed and our members of staff have been furloughed on the Government’s scheme.

We are pleased to say that our staff are well but are looking forward to when they can come back to work. In the meantime, during this temporary closure, the charity trustees are keeping an eye on things.

We already have a variety of social distancing and security measures in place to ensure the safety of trainees, trainers, volunteers and other visitors.  Trainees and parents can be confident that these measures have been put in place with their best interests and the best interests of the wider community in mind.

The latest lockdown means that we have had to close again temporarily.  With all the precautions and security measures already in place, we are looking forward to opening our doors and welcoming our students back just as soon as we can.

We will be in touch again when we reopen and look forward to hearing from you.

We send our best wishes to you all

David Lennard Jones

Chair of Trustees