COVID-19 UPDATE AND OUR COURSES
Unfortunately again we have had to postpone courses until we have guidance coming out of the National Lockdown which began in January 2021.
However, we still intent to ensure all participants WILL get into the forge to do their course, and expiry dates are extended. Please bare with us as we are a small local business without a large admin team, and we look forward to having you in the forge soon!
Previous statement July 2020:
We've been assessing the forge to ensure that it is as safe as possible following current guidelines to reopen and welcome participants back on our popular courses. Please read below to find out more.
What we've changed:
We will be asking people to fill a simple medical form (part of normal procedure) which will cover our required information to collect for track and tracing.
Hand sanitising stations on arrival, and to use during the day.
The forge is a large space inside, and we'll have doors open to give maximum airflow.
Forges are spaced out, and group sizes lowered.
We're asking participants to bring lunch and drinks as usual, but if you would like to bring a hot drink please bring a flask. Extra water can be available.
One person at a time is allowed in the toilet, and we will be cleaning regularly.
Marked floor to help show distancing.
Tutors will be wearing a face covering to teach.
Participants are welcome to wear a mask or visor, however given the physical nature of the courses especially the Introduction and Axe making courses, we are not making this compulsory as we want to ensure you are comfortable.
Tools such as hammers will be sanitized before each course and after. As a majority of participants use one hammer all day, they can be used without gloves.
Aprons will be one per person for the whole day. Between courses they will be quarantined for 72 hours, and sprayed to sanitize. Safety glasses will be cleaned before and after each course.
We've conducted a specific Risk Assessment, and shared it within our team.
We want to ensure that all our participants feel safe and happy to attend our courses. If you wish to wait a little longer or until next year to attend, that is perfectly fine, and your course will still be valid if you already have a voucher.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE HAD ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS WITHIN 7 DAYS
Thank you again for your support and patience at this strange time!
We look forward to having you in the forge soon, and any other queries please just ask.
At Kingdom Forge we design and create high quality metalwork using a combination of traditional and modern techniques. From gates and railings to hand forged jewellery, there isn't much we can't do!
Kingdom Forge is a blacksmithing and engineering workshop owned and operated by
Paul Stoddart and Elliot Harrison.