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The Hackspace is open for members (and members led) use only

Please see the Contact for the latest info. We are meeting up weekly in a virtual sense.

Last Updated: 11 October 2021

Always check the latest Government Advice:

Please tell a trustee if you take ill or test positive for Covid, so that they can notify anyone who has used the space after you; you will not be named

A QR code to use with the NHS app will be posted in the space


  • Please continue to use the calendar so people can be aware if the space is occupied.
  • Please do an at-home self test before arriving if you can.
  • Allow time to clean up, tidy round and disinfect, so you do not overrun.
  • Reserve 30 minutes before and after your slot to allow for “dead air” - you should be out of the space during these times.
  • Don’t turn up without a booking.
  • Knock on arrival. If someone is there, don’t go in, even if they have overrun.
  • Think about the activities you will do
    • Is there any heightened risk of infection with this task?
    • Is there any heightened risk to self of using this equipment when alone?
    • Are you able to sanitise the equipment?
    • Might any equipment need maintenance - mention it in discord or email if you don’t know how
      • Laser cutter water changes and alignment
      • Bandsaw tension
      • 3D printer cleaning / maintenance

At the space

  • Tuck shop
    • Thoroughly wash or sanitise your hands before using the tuck shop
    • Don’t handle stock unnecessarily - especially cans
    • Wipe down the phone / sumup if you touched them
    • Don’t open Calculon for change
    • Non-packaged sweets will be withdrawn
  • The communal toilets and Kitchen are still closed please do not use them.
  • Keep windows open if at all possible. Especially in the last 30 mins before you leave.


  • Disinfect work surfaces and equipment before and after use
  • Ensure touch points like window handles are cleaned too
  • Leave the space at least as tidy as you found it
  • Mention anything that’s running low on the mailing list or discord
  • Remember some groups are at higher risk from Covid
  • Use PPE where appropriate; e.g. masks, safety specs, gloves