Covid-19 Information

This page is regularly updated to keep in line with government guidelines.

Last updated: 13th February 2022

Jewellery Orders

All jewellery is thoroughly cleaned before being carefully packaged. There is no reported evidence of Covid-19 being passed on through the postal system.

Commission visits

Visits to the studio for commission discussions can be made by appointment only through emailing studio@joannetinleyjewellery.com or calling 07881 822752. 

If you are exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/) or have otherwise been told you need to isolate please rearrange your visit by emailing studio@joannetinleyjewellery.com

Finished commissions will be cleaned before you try them on.

Workshops

As from 14th February the wearing of masks in my studio is a matter of personal choice. However I ask that you still respect the personal space of your fellow students and myself. The following H&S conditions are still in place:

  • If you are exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/) or have otherwise been told you need to isolate please rearrange your workshop by emailing studio@joannetinleyjewellery.com. The workshop cancellation policy has been amended at this time to take account of this - please see below.
  • There is ventilation through the windows, and I will open the back door to  allow some fresh air into the room as necessary during workshops - so please do bring a jumper!
  • Perspex screens have been placed between each workbench, although if a pair are from the same household that screen could be removed.
  • Each bench workspace will have its own set of files, saw frame, ring mandrel, nylon hammer, pliers, wire cutters and a several other tools as well, and they will be cleaned before and after each workshop.
  • Tools that have to be shared (for example drills, rolling mill) will be thoroughly cleaned before and after each workshop. Wipes will be available for students to “top up” the cleaning during the day.
  • Tea and coffee provided will be provided as usual, with handwashing before it is made, plus individually wrapped biscuits and cakes to reduce the risk. As always, students will need to bring their own lunch. Lunch will be eaten at workbenches rather than together at one table to make social distancing easier.
  • The above Health and Safety is in addition to the usual workshop safety rules of wearing closed-toe shoes, tying long hair back and wearing googles when soldering and other relevant tasks.

Covid-19 amended workshop cancellation policy (began October 2021, due to end March 2022 when government restrictions are due to be lifted)

  • If you have tested positive for Covid or have otherwise been told you by Track and Trace that you need to isolate please email studio@joannetinleyjewellery.com immediately with a screen shot of the relevant information on your phone.
  • If your workshop date is within 4 weeks of your email then no refunds can be given but you can move to another workshop within 6 months of your original workshop date with a 50% discount. 
  • If your workshop date is more than 4 weeks from the date of your email then a refund can be given or you can move to another workshop within 6 months of your original workshop date.
  • If the workshop has begun then no refunds or exchanges of workshops can be given.