Re-opening April 2021, at our new venue

We are moving to Hackney City Farm!

Due to large scale building works at Abney Park Cemetery we are moving our workshop to Hackney City Farm.

From April 2021, London Green Wood is open again to coop members, community groups and courses. LGW works exclusively outside and aims to provide a covid safe workspace for those who feel comfortable to attend.

Our monthly volunteering sessions are on hold for the time being. There will also be no public access in the near future, although we still welcome visitors by prior arrangement. If you’d like to come in and see what we do please contact us in advance.

We do not require anyone to wear masks, as we are able to maintain social distancing, but feel free to wear one if it makes you feel safer.

All those visiting the workshop are required to sign in and leave a telephone no. for contact tracing purposes (for more information on how we will use this data, see our Privacy Policy).

What we ask of you before coming to the workshop:

  • If you have symptoms of Covid-19 or have been exposed to someone who has tested postitive, stay home (how to request a test and what to do if you have symptoms).
  • If you need to use public transport to access the workshop wear a face mask, as required by government guidance.

What we ask of you at the workshop:

  • Wash your hands upon arrival. Please also wash hands before eating, as usual.
  • Please bring your own resuable cup for tea and coffee breaks.
  • Cleaning all tools after use and if passing to another person (anti viral wipes are provided). Wash hands before cleaning tools.
  • Maintain a 2m distance between yourself and others.
  • Bring your own PPE is needed (gloves for moving timber, fingerless gloves, masks and googles). Those wanting to use the linisher must bring their own PPE, this is not a excuse not to wear PPE where it is needed. This mainly applies to members rather than course participants.
  • Anyone who has used the workshop who subsequently tests positive for Covid-19 is requested to inform London Green Wood.

We will:

  • Provide an outdoor handwashing station (soap and water) within the workshop, alcohol gel and anti-viral wipes.
  • Limit the max. no. of people in the workshop, to allow for social distancing.
  • Send anyone home who becomes unwell at the workshop and advise them to follow the stay at home guidance.
  • Remind everyone using the workshop of these measures.
  • Designate a keyholder each day to take responsibility for Health and Safety, including coronavirus control measures.
  • If advised that anyone who has been at the workshop has developed Covid-19, we will contact everyone who has been at the workshop at the same time as that person and advise them of test and trace guidance.

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