Coronavirus guidelines

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As of Thursday 26th March 2020, the space is closed except for essential use only.

With immediate effect, the Trustees have decided to restrict access to the Nottingham Hackspace for all members.

You will still be allowed to access the Space, though you will need to request access at least a couple of days in advance of your visit.

This is to coordinate fair usage of the Space and to limit the risk of proximity to other members.

Trustees have developed a process to ensure you can access the Space if you need to. Access will be granted for essential use ONLY.

Your RFID will NOT allow you access unless you have been through this process.

Access will be limited to 2 or 3 hours. You will need to apply each time you need access.

Trustees will ONLY respond to requests received between 9am and 5pm.

See FAQ below, for more answers to other questions.

Requesting access

To request access you need to email: trustees AT


  • Your Name
  • Your contact mobile number:
  • Your reason for visiting:
  • The time and date you intend to visit

Do NOT head to the space until you have had confirmation.

Trustees will send a form letter as a reply with a YES or NO message.

Alternatively you can request access via this phone number: 0115 824 5002


During your visit

As a courtesy to other members please announce your Entry & Exit to the hackspace in the #in-the-space-now channel on Slack.

Note Note: You will only be able to see this private channel if your access request is granted.

Hackspace COVID-19 FAQ

Q. Can I go to the Hackspace whenever I want to?
A. No. Hackspace access is granted for essential use only. Leisure use is not permitted. Current advice is to stay at home and only travel when absolutely necessary.

Q. No one else is using Hackspace, can I stay there all the time?
A. No, you should limit your visits to the minimal amount of time possible.

Q. If I am allowed to access the space does this mean you have cleaned it and made it safe for me to use?
A. No, you should clean surfaces, wash your hands regularly and take any soaps, towels or other supplies with you, that you may rely upon.

Q. Will I be alone in space?
A. You might be, one or two other members or volunteers may be at the space at the same time, social distancing of 2 or more metres still applies. Consider wearing gloves and a mask. Vacate the space if there are more people than you expected or than feels safe, and inform trustees.

Q. Whilst I’m in the space the doorbell rang, what do I do?
A. You ignore it. Do not allow others to tailgate you into space. Do not let others, even other members enter the space. Members who have been granted access will have RFID access. If in doubt email the trustees or go onto team slack and DM a trustee.

Q. Is it okay to cook and prepare food at the Space?
A. Limited food preparation is acceptable. DO NOT leave food in the space. Do not put food and other waste into the bins at the space. Take ALL WASTE away.

Q. I need to collect my project/something from my box/etc from the space. Is this okay?
A. Yes, you will need to contact trustees for access.

Q. Can I still use the laser cutter?
A. Yes, if this is essential.

Q. Should I use the table saw?
A. No, the table saw is a witch that will steal your fingers. You should not use dangerous tools. No one will find your bloody body for days.

Q. Can I use the 3D Printers?
A. 3D printing takes a very long time. You need to carefully consider how long the print will take and inform the trustees when you make your access request.

Q. I have COVID-19, should I come to the Space?
A. No, you should shelter in place and call 111.


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