We wanted to let you know that theSpace will slowly resume some in-person workshops as of Wednesday June 17th.
We have been very eager to welcome back members to our workshops, and, like so many organizations, have been evaluating and doing our best to understand and address the risks involved with COVID-19.
After much consultation and planning we are now ready to do so---although in stages only, and very gradually. We will be reaching out to everyone at some point, and welcome your patience as we plan and monitor and observe any changes or directions from Ottawa Public Health.
Thanks also to everyone for providing feedback and ideas as we work through all!
Please also find attached our new Guideline List, which will serve to describe our reopening.
The studio has been set up to enhance physical distancing and we have acquired cleaning supplies as well as reusable masks and are just awaiting more face shields. Members are also strongly encouraged to bring and wear their own masks, where possible, while travelling to theSpace and attending workshops.
We have also adjusted our scheduled workshop days and hours. Workshops will take place from 10:00am – 3:00p.m., for the time being, on the days where members have been pre-scheduled to attend. We will eventually be in contact with each member and/or their supports to arrange weekly workshop dates.
Any changes or revisions to our guidelines will be preceded by a notice to members and their supports to insure everyone is aware.
We certainly hope to gradually increase workshop sizes and become more flexible as the situation in Ottawa improves and all parties feel comfortable and safe doing so. Again, we thank everyone for their continued patience as we limit the number of participants attending, to ensure safety, and at least initially.
Please do reach out if you have any concerns or questions.
Finally, our team at theSpace would like to thank you for all the support we have received over the last few months. We are so very fortunate to be apart of a community which values and understands the importance of a creative community hub like theSpace.