What are we doing to keep Finchcocks COVID-secure?

What are we doing to keep Finchcocks COVID-secure?


Further to recent governmental guidelines on social distancing, we would like to reassure you about your forthcoming stay with us. We have reviewed the requirements to be COVID compliant as an educational institution and we have also considered the requirements that apply to the hospitality industry. As such will be taking the follow measures:

On arrival: checks on arrival

  1. Taking people’s temperature upon arrival
  2. Checking for symptoms

Meals: reconfigured to minimise contact and proximity between guests 

  1. Breakfast in bed
  2. Lunches and dinners:
    1. Outside if weather permits in summer
    2. If not, guests spaced at 1m intervals in dining room with additional ventilation
    3. Maximum of 6 people per table with two well spaced tables as required
    4. Option of lunch or dinner in room for anyone who would prefer

Tuition: reconfigured to reduce proximity between guests

  1. Group sessions to be a maximum of 6 with masterclasses split into two groups as necessary
  2. Individual sessions run in large recital room with tutor more than 1m away at all times (with additional ventilation)
  3. Workshops / masterclass sessions run with 1m gaps between attendees in the recital room (with additional ventilation)
  4. Two pianos in the recital room to ensure social distancing and demonstration by tutor on one piano, student on the other and safe duet performance
  5. Option to join by zoom for anyone who wants to participate but do so from their own practice room

General hygiene: regular regime of cleaning with particular focus on high risk areas:

  1. Hand sanitisers by all pianos
  2. Pianos cleaned between users
  3. Thorough clean of communal areas every night

Needless to say, we’ll continue to follow the latest government guidelines and adjust the format as necessary. But we’re lucky to have lots of space and relatively small group sizes, so we are confident that we can run the courses with minimal risk.

Last updated 29 September 2020