International cooperation FTW! Great to get this from Belgian friends.
Another thing we might consider: there may be special rules in place limiting the numbers of people who can assemble. Currently it is six people here in the UK. But assuming for a repair event, we would need this number to be higher. This would mean we’d have to be much stricter about volunteer RSVPs as well as have pre-registration.
One big comment:
Visitors can only drop off and pick up objects, but not let them go inside. In addition, you can also work with a reservation system here.
For us, this would be a deal-breaker, as we’re not a free repair service. We’re a learning space. Which brings me to another important question…
What are our own criteria for when to resume these events?
Given our situation in the UK, I’m honestly not sure when events like this should happen again. Recalling that we cancelled events before the government declared a lockdown and there is growing controversy over the lifting of lockdown… We should be prepared to have a frank conversation in our groups as to when we think the time is right to resume activity. No matter what is officially permitted or allowed.
To give a related example, our allotments are not revisiting their strict rules prohibiting visitors and banning bonfires. Even with the lifting of restrictions by government…