Velotech Cycling Ltd has announced that it will be re-opening the main training workshops in Stoke on Trent from 20 April, with COVID-19 control measures in place to protect students and staff.
All students have their “own” complete compliment of tools which are wiped down three times daily, benches and flat surfaces likewise, smaller candidate numbers and the layout of the workspace are optimised to allow better social distancing.
As Velotech did in the Summer, it will be running a pilot course prior to the re-opening, to check that the practicalities of working in the way described and the changes that it has made since the Summer can all be accommodated without taking away from the face-to-face training experience.
Joining instructions, emailed to each candidate, cover its COVID-19 protocols and should be read and understood to maintain the processes referred to in the notes.
Candidates who had courses booked for January, February or March delivery will be accommodated first, with those who had April bookings being contacted with options of dates a little later in the Spring / Summer.
Campagnolo Pro-Shop, Campagnolo Level 3 and other brand or high-level skill specific courses will be interspersed with the Velotech Foundation through to Professional modules in order to service all of the various client groups that it works with at Velotech as fairly as possible. The same applies to on-site courses and where on-site training was paid for ahead of lockdown, these courses have priority.
Individual Velotech Training Workshops around the UK will have their own constraints on when they can re-open and candidate numbers (NI, Wales and Scotland all have their own rules) so candidates with bookings at any of Velotech partners should check directly with the partner organisation.