Updated 11th September 2020

The Rule of 6.
Following the government announcement on 9th September regarding the rule of six due to be enforced from 14th September, the d.@rt team would like to confirm the following.


All d.@rt centre courses are run in a secure COVID environment within a formal educational setting. These courses will continue to run.


All businesses that hire space from the d.@rt centre are complying to the COVID risk assessments set out by the d.@rt centre and Wildern School, and have provided specific COVID risk assessments for their own activity. The individual organisations will contact you should they consider their activity no longer able to run.


Please respect the need for formality in arrival and departure at the d.@rt. 


Whilst we are unable to offer the sociable aspect of our centre at the moment, we hope that being engaged in the courses brings some distraction and support for you

To make sure that your visit to the d.@rt is as safe as possible we will be following government guidelines and the measures that the school have put in place.

All of our hirers have been contacted to ensure that they have appropriate risk assessments for their activities, and our own centre run courses have been risk assessed by the d.@rt team and the tutors. We are aware of the shifting sand that is government guidance, so please keep checking for any updates.

You must not attend the venue if you:

  • believe you may be infected with COVID-19
  • have experience symptoms in the last 14 days
  • have been in close proximity to anyone who has experienced symptoms in the last 14 days
  • have been instructed to self isolate

We ask people visiting the d.@rt reception desk to wear a face covering, and for any indoor performance i.e Wave Film Society, Book Club, Open Mic Night, HEAA. 

Face coverings are not mandatory in the classroom, however some tutors may request that you wear one.

For  the time being, the coffee shop in the d.@rt foyer will be closed, and the water fountains out of use. Please bring your own refreshments with you.

We have one way systems in place, multiple hand sanitiser stations and enhanced cleaning process throughout the d.@rt and associated buildings.

Please can you take all of your rubbish home with or put it in the bins before you go.

Wherever possible, payments will be contact less.

Booking information.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused for those of you trying to book on line. We hope to be up and running again by the  14th September.

All courses, bookings or tickets for The Wave Film Society must be booked and paid for in advance. Please call the box office on 01489 7797471 (Mondays to Saturdays).

Please note that once paid for, your place on a course is non refundable, but we have updated this policy in line with COVID-19. If we are required by and government guidance or restrictions to cancel a course, customers will be offered a credit note to be used against future courses or a refund. If you are unable to attend your event due to displaying symptoms, self isolating, or having to isolate, you must inform d.@rt reception 24 hours before your course.

We will collect contact information from each customer in line with GDPR when you make your booking.

Please be aware that we will request that you complete a test and trace form when you attend a centre run course. This is to ensure that we have the correct information to hand should we need to share it with NHS Test and Trace.

All our classroom and auditorium seating plans have been prepared to ensure social distancing is adhered to protect everyone visiting the d.@rt centre.

All of our course numbers have been reduced and customers will be sat at a minimum of 1 metre on all sides.

What to do when you arrive

Please respect social distancing on your way to and from your classes and whilst waiting to go into the classrooms / spaces.

To avoid groups of people congregating before and after classes, please do not move towards the teaching space until 10 minutes before the class is due to start. If you arrive earlier please remain in your car. 

Similarly when you are collecting a child from their course please do not arrive early as we are not encouraging people to wait outside rooms and the d.@rt foyer will not be open. 

If possible one responsible adult should deliver and collect a child from a course.

If you are a named person on a course then we will be happy for you to use the toilets, however, we apologise that the toilets are now for sole use for people on courses or in classes and not for the general public.

Each of our different buildings has a one way system which we would ask you to follow. The d.@rt team and your tutors will be able to explain this to you at your first session. We hope that it will be a welcome addition to your 10,000 steps. However do let us know if have mobility issues and if this is likely to cause you a problem.

Please do not hesitate to contact the d.@rt team on 01489 779471 or community@wildern.org if you have any queries.