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CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) - YORK Cookery School updated statement 02.11.2020

Hello, once again, to all our wonderful customers & friends. We hope that you are all well and keeping safe.

The latest national lockdown announcement made by Boris Johnson on Saturday, October 31st, has implications for many businesses and ours is no exception.

We will be closed from Thursday, November 5th until Thursday, December 3rd.

We are currently putting plans in place to reopen from Thursday, December 3rd. We will, along with the rest of the population, await guidance on any further restrictions. We’ll continue to keep our customers updated as the situation progresses.

Since we reopened on July 4th, we have successfully run our classes by going above and beyond the necessary guidance to ensure our premises and our processes are fully compliant and in line with the relevant procedures to ensure we are Covid-secure.

“The class on Saturday was exceptional. You had considered everything very thoroughly and went above and beyond to make us feel safe. I appreciated the lengths you went to to be personable and friendly so the atmosphere was comfortable and relaxed even though we were separated.” Helen G., Thai Street Food class, July 2020

The safety and wellbeing of our staff and our customers remains the most important thing to us and, as such, we have responded to all of the advice in what, we believe, is the most sensible and prudent way. New procedures were put in place, within the school, when we re-opened. This included limiting the numbers of attendees on each class to between 4 and 6 (depending upon whether people from the same household are attending the same class), so that we could deliver our classes whilst maintaining appropriate social distancing.

We fully intend to get ‘back to business’ as soon as we can. We are confident that our customers can operate and learn in a very safe environment and we will continue to apply social distancing measures for the foreseeable future. We hope you will be supportive of our efforts in this regard.

Our 2021 class calendar is available to book and Cookery School vouchers are available to buy. Our vouchers now last for 12 months to allow plenty of time to get customers on to courses where availability may be limited.

Please remember that we are a small business and we want to continue to support one another. Your continued support and custom are greatly appreciated.

In the meantime, take care of yourselves and thank you so much for bearing with us.


Kate, Fraser & the team at YORK Cookery School.

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