Latest Coronavirus Updates
[Updated 12th August 2021]
With the legal restrictions on social distancing and numbers at gatherings being removed by the Scottish Government on the 9th August, we are pleased to be moving forward. However, in line with Government requirements we will still ask attendees to wear face masks whilst at the cookery school except when they are eating and drinking. We are also required to continue to collect contact details for anyone who comes to the cookery school for track and trace purposes. We will gradually be moving the school through this period so that we are able to increase the numbers on both our courses and corporate events. The safety of both our attendees and staff is our main priority and we are constantly reviewing all our practices to ensure this is so. Please contact us on email@example.com or by phone on 0131 226 4314. Please see our course calendar for information on our courses and their availability.
[Updated 19th April 2021]
We are happy to announce we are reopening the school on 1st May. The cookery school is running courses both during the week and at weekends. We take everyone’s safety very seriously and we ask that everyone reads the detailed joining instructions, which will be sent to you prior to your course, very carefully. We also request that everyone arrives wearing a mask and continues to wear it during the demonstration and when moving around the building. We have safe distancing in the kitchen and perspex screens between the tables. At this time, we are still unable to serve alcohol with lunch and non-alcoholic alternatives will be offered. We look forward to seeing you here and would ask you to give us as much warning as possible if you are not able to attend so that we can, hopefully, fill your space. The best way to contact us is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 0131 226 4314. Please take a look at our Course Calendar to see what’s currently on.
[Updated 16th March 2021]
We are still unable to run our one day courses and therefore we are postponing all weekend courses until 10th April when we will review the situation in line with Government guidelines. It may be we will have to postpone courses until the end of April but we will let everyone who is booked on a course know what the position is via email. If your course is cancelled we will write to let you know the replacement date. We write to everyone and it may be if you haven’t heard that we only have the contact details of the person who gave you the course or it has gone into your spam folder. Please check your spam folder and put us into your safe senders list. Please contact us if you haven’t heard and please also confirm receipt of our email. We are looking forward to seeing you all again and would like to thank you for your patience during this very difficult time.
[Updated 4th January 2021]
In light of the announcement by The First Minister of Scotland in the Scottish parliament today it is with a very heavy heart we have to announce that the cookery school will remain shut for all of January. We will review the situation depending on the announcements by the government about Educational establishments. We will write to everyone who is booked on a course in January via email in the next few days to rearrange your course dates. We will also arrange to extend gift vouchers but please contact us telling us your voucher number so that we can do this. It can take time to work through all the courses and arrange new times for people but rest assured we will contact you via email or telephone.
Please check your spam boxes to check for our emails if you do not receive one from us. The school phone is not manned at the moment so the best way to contact us is via email at email@example.com
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the cookery school once it is deemed safe to do so by the authorities. We will still be posting on social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and so for up to date content from us, recipes and information please follow us.
[Updated 12th October 2020]
The cookery school is open and running courses both during the week and at weekends. We take everyone’s safety very seriously and we ask that everyone reads the detailed joining instructions, which will be sent to you prior to your course, very carefully. We also request that everyone arrives wearing a mask and continues to wear it during the demonstration and when moving around the building. Once you are in your position in the kitchen you can take it off. We have safe distancing in the kitchen and perspex screens between the tables. At this time we are unable to serve alcohol with lunch. We look forward to seeing you here and would ask you to give us as much warning as possible if you are not able to attend so that we can, hopefully, fill your space. See below for email address and telephone number.
[Updated 29th September 2020]
The cookery school is open and running courses both during the week and at weekends. The safety of our attendees, whilst on the premises, is of paramount importance and we send out very detailed joining instructions before the course explaining the special measures we have in place and we also ask you to confirm your attendance. Please give us as much warning as you can if you are not able to attend so that we have the chance to offer the place to someone else. If you have any questions please either call 0131 226 4314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
[Updated 19th August 2020]
The cookery school is now open and we are running courses as detailed on our calendar page https://www.entcs.co.uk/calendar. It is wonderful to see the kitchen in operation again. Everybody who is booked onto a course is sent detailed joining instructions and we ask everyone to confirm their attendance at least 5 days in advance. If you haven’t heard from us please call 0131 226 4314 or email email@example.com. We are taking new bookings so if you haven’t rearranged your course yet please contact us because places are filling up fast. Do contact us if you have any questions about your course, booking or vouchers.
[Updated 29th June 2020]
I am delighted to tell you that we will be opening the school on the 15th July and that our first course will be Journey to the Middle East on Saturday 18th July. This is provided the Scottish Government guidelines stay the same and there is no spike of infections in our area. We are putting in various safety measures which you can read about here.
We have written to everybody who was booked onto a cancelled course and in most cases offered an alternative date. If you haven’t received the email please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
We are really keen to get back into the kitchen and want to thank all our customers and students for their patience during this very difficult time. You have all been wonderful and this support has really kept us going. Thank you so much.
[Updated 27th May 2020]
Although we are expecting lockdown regulations in Scotland to ease a little in the next couple of days, we do not have a firm date when we can re-open. We are taking this time to work out safety measures to keep people safe when attending the cookery school. Once we are open again for courses, we will be able to let people know exactly what these are before they attend their course. We are in the process of postponing courses on our timetable until the 19th June and will write to everyone who is booked to let them know the new dates. If you haven’t received anything from us please check your spam folder or write to us at email@example.com
Once again thank you for your patience whilst we re-organise our timetables. It has been such a difficult time for everyone and we have been overwhelmed by the support of our customers and the lovely messages we have received. Thank you so much and we look forward to welcoming you to the cookery school as soon as it is safe to do so.
[Updated 12th May 2020]
With the current lockdown regulations still in force in Scotland we have postponed all courses until 1st June 2020. We have written to all people who were booked on May courses to reschedule their courses. If you haven’t received an email from us please check your spam box or if it was a gift please check if the person who gave you the gift has received an email from us. The school is closed and the telephone is not manned so the only way to contact us is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
[Updated 30th April 2020]
We have now emailed everybody booked onto courses up to and including Sunday 10th May to postpone the course to a later date. As before if you haven’t received an email from us check your spam box or, if you were given it as a gift, check with the person who gave it to you as we may only have their email address on record. The school is still closed and the only way to contact us is via email at email@example.com. We are continuing to listen to Government advice and are checking and adjusting our calendar frequently. We are constantly grateful to our lovely customers for their patience with us whilst we rearrange their courses and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is deemed safe for us to open up again.
[Updated 13th April 2020]
We have emailed everybody on courses up to and including 30th April 2020. If you haven’t received an email from us please check your spam box for our email or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cookery school is closed and so email is the best way to contact us. We are monitoring the situation closely and are adjusting our course calendar on a frequent basis. We will be in touch to reschedule your course date if it becomes necessary. Again thank you so much for your patience at this time and for the lovely messages you have been sending us. It is very much appreciated. We are updating our social media content frequently so you can keep in touch with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
[Updated 24 March 2020]
With reference to the statement below we have now emailed everybody on courses (up to and including the 19th April) with details of the replacement dates. If you haven’t received an email from us look in your spam box to check if it is there first and if not please email email@example.com and we will send it out again. We are keeping an eye on the situation daily and if we need to postpone courses later in April we will write to you. We are planning to put a lot of courses on from the summer through to the end of the year to manage the demand from the postponed courses so please bear with us.
We are so grateful to our lovely customers who have been extremely understanding and helpful. Thank you for this. We are looking forward to the day when it is safe to welcome you all back to the school. In the meantime please stay safe and healthy.
[Updated 19 March 2020]
In the current crisis and danger to health by Covid-19 we have carefully listened to advice from the Government who have advised that people stay away from public areas and gatherings. The health and safety of all our customers, students and staff is of paramount importance to us and therefore we are postponing our courses until the week of the 20th April, although we will be continuing to review our programme taking in the latest advice. We are contacting, individually, everyone who is booked onto a course up until the 20th April offering a new date later in the year. We do hope you will keep your booking with us and postpone as we are really looking forward to seeing you all later in the year. You will understand that at this time we are dealing with a lot of emails and calls and also processing a lot of new bookings which all take time but rest assured we will contact you. If you haven’t heard from us please check your spam filters or telephone us but it would be very helpful if you could email in the first instance.
We will still be posting on social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and so for up to date content from us, recipes and information please follow us. This is a very hard situation for everyone but we are in it together and by supporting our communities we will get through it. We look forward to starting up the courses again when it is safe to do so and will see you all then.