Updated 21st July 2020


As you will be aware from the news, most hotels in the UK are now open again, although not all.

We've been taking advice directly from central government, following the published guidance but also consulting directly with the cabinet office and colleagues at BEIS to make sure we make the right decisions and get the best advice.

We are able to run courses in some of our booked venues, although not all, yet. Where we can run courses we are adopting the following:-

  • Each learner will be 2m apart (at least) for the training - both for the lecture part and the practical exercises, unless 2 or more people attend from the same household. Learners will be asked to wear a face covering for the practical session.
  • We will use the largest rooms available for the course (as a guide we will use rooms which, prior to Covid-19, could accommodate 150+ people but limiting our course numbers to max 6 or 8 people.)
  • Equipment for the practical part of the course will be cleaned and disinfected prior to the practical exercises and between each user.
  • Any food and refreshments provided will be individually served (eg pre-packed sandwiches or hot meal, depending on the venue) and any drinks served in disposable cups.

Some of the venues that we are working with are able to accomodate us under these revised conditions, but others are not; and so we will be unable to provide training courses in those locations until the guidance from government changes again.

It's likely that it will be some considerable time before things are 'back to normal' so we are working to establish a workable system that we can implement for the rest of 2020 and beyond.

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We are taking bookings for all of these courses now, and if you have a booking on a previous date which was postponed, you'll be offered a space on any of these dates as a priority. We're are sure as we can be that the dates confirmed now will go ahead, but as ever, if you make a booking and the course is postponed, then you'll be given the option to move to the later date or have a full refund.

We do know that some people are very anxious to get trained up as soon as possible, we share your frustration - we want to get back up and running (safely, of course.) But we're also aware that other people have had major changes since the lockdown and would prefer to wait until things settle down completely before venturing out to a training course.

We're happy to honour any exisiting bookings indefinitely so if you want to wait till 2021 before using up your space, that's fine with us too.

Prior to the lockdown starting we ran a couple of courses in Liverpool and Nottingham with strict hygiene measures and social distancing in place and we were able to make them work well. We've run a small number of courses in the meantime and those have worked well with the new procedures in place.

If you have an exisiting booking we will of course be happy to move your booking to any new date, free of charge. We will be contacting everyone who had an exisiting booking over the next few days to advise of the new dates.

PAT Testing Jobs

We are now able to start carrying out PAT Testing, so if you had a job booked in we'll be in contact soon to talk to you about re-arranging. Although we are being VERY careful with social distancing and hygiene measures, it is possible for our engineers to carry out PAT testing safely; and in fact is a good time to get essential maintenance tasks out of the way before things start to return to normal.

This is a very difficult and worrying time for many people and we are a small business like many others. We know that the effects of this virus will be many and far reaching for many businesses. However, everyone's health is much more important than anything.

Please continue to be vigilant, keep your social distance, and of course, stay safe!

Please email info@pat-testing-expert.com if you require more information.


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