We are open!


Leiths is now open and all cookery courses are open for bookings.

Covid Health & Safety Information

Welcoming you back

We have really missed cooking together and we are delighted to be able to welcome you back safely to the school.

We are doing everything necessary to be smart and safe about it and we are ensuring our students are doing the same. Therefore at this time we are adhering to the same procedures that were in place prior to July 19, 2021. If you're not feeling 100% please don't enter the Leiths building. If you feel something coming on, please err on the side of caution. And if you've already booked and come down with something, there won't be any cancellation repercussions. Your health and safety is our number one priority. Thank you.

General procedures in the building:

Our full procedures are reviewed weekly. Please contact reception@leiths.com for full procedures.

  • All staff and students are requested to wear masks at all times from entering to leaving the building, except when eating or drinking
  • Touch points are cleaned with appropriate antibacterial cleaning products between and during classes and specific toilets are allocated to specific groups
  • Classes are operating at reduced capacity (but with the same high staff: student ratio)
  • By following these procedures you may avoid the need to isolate or take a PCR test in the unfortunate event of a student testing positive

Testing for Leiths courses:

All staff, students and visitors are asked to show a negative lateral flow test before entering the building.

  • You can take a lateral flow test either at a community testing centre or at home
  • Leiths reception can advise on testing sites and sourcing home tests if required
  • You will be sent a link to a simple form to complete which makes it easy for you to send us your test results
  • You will be advised on when you need to test according to your particular course – see your pre-course email

What will happen if a student tests positive:

We will contact the whole student group by email as soon as we have been notified.

  • We will tell you who the student is so that you can assess your contact with them
  • If you have worked on a table with them you will need to take a PCR test as a precaution and share a negative result before returning to the building - this applies to students on courses lasting longer than one day
  • As long as you have followed the procedures (maintaining distance, wearing masks) you do not have to isolate unless contacted by NHS track and trace and asked to do so

If you receive a positive Covid result within 48 hours of being in the Leiths building please call the school ASAP and ensure you speak to one of our staff on 02087496400.

We thank you for your understanding and patience during these changing times and look forward to cooking with you at Leiths soon!


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