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HOT BED PRESS – Coronavirus lockdown (UPDATE 1st June 2021)

We are currently reviewing when we can open based on latest government figures on increased transmission of the covid 19 virus around Greater Manchester.

Unfortunately with cases rising, and with the safety of staff and members in mind, we are unable to reopen currently. We will wait for the latest announcement on whether the lockdown measures can be eased again. The next announcement is due on 14th June, with the planned full easing of lockdown planned for 21st June currently looking uncertain.

We can only apologize but we need to be certain that we can fully reopen safely before we announce definite dates. We need up to 2 weeks to plan and to get staff back off furlough, and to reintroduce booking systems.

Please bear with us, but when we last reopened in late 2020 we had many challenges to overcome and although it was great to see the workshop busy again, all was not straightforward. We also lost thousands of pounds on postponed courses, when we set new dates and then had to postpone them again. Hot Bed Press cannot afford to lose any more money or get into turmoil over restarting and closing again due to any further lockdowns.

Please be assured that much thought and rigorous planning is going into trying to keep Hot Bed Press going and to re-open as soon as we can.

More decisions and announcements will be made after 14th June.


All the best & stay safe

Sean Rorke – Artistic Director

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