Operational guide for studio users
Minimising the spread of the virus will remain important in ensuring the overall protection of public health. The same considerations that apply to studio staff also applies to studio users. Home working should remain the default position until Scottish Government advice changes. Only those who cannot carry out their work at home should plan to use studio facilities.
As a minimum it is expected that:
- health factors must be considered by anyone planning to use a studio facility. Users who live in vulnerable or shielded households must only use studio facilities when new safe working environment measures have been fully tested and a return to onsite work is consistent with individual medical advice
- studio users take account of travel-to-work considerations in phasing a restart, particularly those who may rely on public transport – see Transport Scotland advice pages
- studio users take personal responsibility for ensuring they are aware of the safety measures put in place by studios and ensure they follow them.
We have provided a checklist of actions that studio users should take – this includes mandatory actions as well as actions that should be considered where relevant.
As a minimum we expect:
- when entering the studio facilities, studio users take responsibility for their own health and safety while on the premises. We expect that they will adhere to all physical distancing guidelines and hygiene measures in place for safe working practices in order to protect themselves and other studio users
- when working in a studio, users are expected to take the actions set out in the checklist, where relevant
Only those needed to carry out the work or production activities should access the studio facilities. Studio users should ensure anyone accessing the building is made aware of physical distancing guidance and hygiene measures through their time in the premises, including entering and leaving the site. Workshops can now take place following guidance for the community learning and development sector.