Please note that you will not be allowed to attend classes at ClayWorks unless you sign and submit a copy of this student agreement and waiver to your instructor on or before the beginning of the first class.

ClayWorks Student Agreement & Waiver of Liability

Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), our studio is taking extra precautions

With the care of everyone who enters ClayWorks, in compliance with brant County Health Unit guidance.

Symptoms of COVID 19 include:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Tiredness
  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • A rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes

All students/members attending ClayWorks must understand the symptoms and affirm that they, as well as all household members:

  • Do not currently have, nor have experienced the symptoms listed above within the last 14 days.
  • Have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 30 days.
  • Have not knowingly been exposed to anyone diagnosed with COVID-19within the last 30 days
  • Have not travelled outside of the country within the last 14 days  

Protocols for adult classes and safe working guidelines for members:                                                                           

  • There will be NO out of class hours practice time available for the Winter session.
  • 9 Students will be allowed for each adult class with the proper social distance of six feet apart.
  • Masks, not shields, must be worn at all times. There are no exceptions to this rule.                     
  • Each wheel will have a rinsing bucket and sponge. Congregating at the sink is to be avoided
  • Students who want to hand build can access the tables, one at each table, managed by the instructor if there happens to be more than 2 who would like to hand-build.
  • The glaze area can handle 2 to 4 people. The instructor will manage their class strategies so that the need to glaze doesn’t cause back up.
  • The washroom is open and accessible. There will be spray bottles of cleaner available. Students will be required to do a quick clean of toilet seat, flush lever, paper towel dispenser lever, taps, light switch and door handles after using the washroom.
  • We are required to keep an accurate record of who is in the building at all times. Instructors will be required to keep attendance and the students will have to sign in as well. Instructors too must sign in and out. Members must sign in. Full names and telephone numbers will be required.
  • Teaching strategies will have to have more demonstration at a separate wheel and more asking the student to step back to watch something on their own wheel.
  • Students/members are encouraged to bring their own tools. The Health Unit has advised us not to share tools. A tool must be sterilized before it can be passed to another person.
  • Cleaning is more important than ever. Each student/member must clean and disinfect their area: wheels, tools, nearby shelves and floor thoroughly.
  • It may be prudent for you to include hand sanitizer and paper towels in your tool kit.

Waiver: By signing this document, the student confirms understanding that there is inherently some risk in attending any public gathering including the ClayWorks Studio/Classroom and that the Brantford Potters’ Guild and ClayWorks Studio cannot be held liable for any exposure to the COVID-19 virus caused by misinformation, misrepresentation of exposure or the health history provided by a student, nor for any possible illness experienced during or after attending Clayworks Studio or classes.  I the undersigned hereby waive any claim of damages or liability against the Brantford Potters’ Guild, any of its employees, members, officers, directors, instructors, assistants or volunteers.