As the UK slowly moves out of lockdown and restrictions are lifted, we are pleased to announce that we are re-commencing our UK photography workshops. We do so with careful consideration for the wellbeing of our guests and our instructors. In this blog post, we’ll outline our workshop safety rules and guidelines.
Our workshops will be self-drive
Historically we have always run our workshops with transport during the workshop included. However, to ensure that we are able to maintain social distancing measures, we will be conducting our workshops on a self-drive basis (does not apply to photo tours where transport will be provided).
This means that you will need your own car to drive to the various locations on each day. But don’t worry as you’ll be provided accurate GPS info and maps to ensure you get to where we are going easily. We’ll all be going together to different locations in convoy, it should just be as easy as following the person in front.
If you don’t drive or wish to discuss option for having a driver, please contact us for more information.
Masks and hand sanitiser are compulsory
By now I’m sure everyone has already been well trained in carrying and wearing masks when out and about. Masks will be compulsory on our workshops when you are around fellow guests and instructors. We will be able to supply masks on the workshops, but would encourage everyone in invest in a comfortable one for themselves.
There will be hand sanitisers available for use and we’ll encourage regular use of these. Again, we would recommend bringing your own as well.
Single rooms as standard on workshops
Unlike many other workshop providers, all of our workshops include a single room occupancy as standard at no extra cost. Not only will this ensure the safety of our guests but also give you more comfort and privacy on the workshop.
If you are travelling with someone of the same household and wish to share a room, that can be arranged. Please contact us if this is the case and we will arrange it.
Note: this is only for our workshops, not tours. Single supplement applies on tours.
Social distancing will be observed
One of the advantages of the locations we visit on our workshops is that there is plenty of room to observe social distancing measures. We’ll be ensuring that everyone stays at least 1 meter away from one another. We’ll also be doing this during meal times whilst on the workshop.
Workshop safety is our priority
We will be constantly monitoring government advice and regulations and updating our workshop rules accordingly. This also involves any potential local lockdown regulations. We are also limiting our workshops to a maximum of 5 guests. This will ensure that there are not too many people at each location, making social distance easier to maintain.
The UK is one of the best photography locations in the world. It’s somewhere that professional photographers from all over the world visit. So even though travel abroad might still contain uncertainty, this could be the perfect opportunity to improve your photography in the UK.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything further, please contact us. We hope to see you on one of our workshops soon.
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Even though we may not be able to travel right now, we are already planning our trips for 2020 and 2021. Our UK workshops in the Yorkshire, Cornwall, Glencoe, Dorset, Lake District, Cotswolds or London will be starting again soon.
Kav Dadfar is a writer and travel photographer who has written over 400 articles on photography. He is also a judge on the Wanderlust Travel Photography of the Year competition and a speaker at camera clubs and events. He has years of experience shooting assignments with his images having been used by some of the biggest brands in the world.
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