COVID-19 Protocols

Monday 23rd November 2020 Update:  Actors Studio will remain open. 

As a school, we are exempt from the new restrictions announced and our courses will continue with strict COVID safety protocols in place, adhering to any additional Government advice. Courses and Workshops are running as planned, we will contact students immediately if there are any changes.

Government guidance states that social gatherings of over 6 people are not allowed, however, this rule does not apply to managed gatherings with COVID safety in place, so your course/workshop with Actors Studio is exempt. 


Health and Safety Measures

All Actors Studio staff have completed COVID-19 safety awareness training to ensure the safety of our team and attending students. 


Staying Alert and Safe

An Actors Studio Covid Marshal will be on duty at all times to ensure Covid 19 safety measures are met and maintained.  For classes not held at Pinewood Studios, the Class Tutor/Director will also act as the Covid Marshal for Actors Studio.

You must not attend your workshop/course/filming session if you have COVID–19 symptoms. We will reschedule your booking if you cannot attend due to COVID-19. You must alert our Covid Marshal, 1st AD or your Class Tutor immediately if you develop Covid Symptoms during your workshop/course/filming session.


Arriving at our studio

Before you enter our studio space, please use the toilet/bathroom facilities to thoroughly wash your hands with soap and warm water (20 seconds). (At Pinewood Studios, the nearest toilets are located just before Actors Studio studio, down the corridor to the right under the covered walk way.)

Pinewood Studios and our Partner Venues offer hand washing facilities that are regularly cleaned.  Our studio is thoroughly sanitised after each class and hot spots regularly cleaned.

You will be temperature checked before entering our studio and required to sign a Health Declaration form before entering so please bring a pen with you.

You must sanitise your hands when entering and exiting our studio using sanitisers provided. Please also regularly sanitise your hands throughout the day.

Markers are in place to highlight social distancing, which should be adhered to at all times. 

Face Coverings

Face coverings must be worn at all times unless you have an accessibility need to remove them during your lesson/workshop or medical reason that prohibits you wearing one. We advise they can be removed when there is an accessibility need when you are in class/onset.

Face coverings can be removed when you are on camera or doing specific exercises etc where it can be removed with social distancing in place.

We will provide students with Face Shields/Visors if needed.

If you are to sneeze or cough, you must fully cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. Please dispose of your used tissue in the bin outside and wash your hands immediately. If you do not have a tissue to hand use your sleeve and sneeze or cough into the crook of your elbow.

A risk assessment has been completed on our studio and is available upon request. 



Travelling to class

You must follow Government guidelines if travelling to Actors Studio/class location by public transport.

Any customers who fail to follow our safety guidelines will be asked to leave without refund eligibility. 

Book With Confidence

If we have to postpone or cancel any of your bookings we will offer a transfer to other dates, a credit, or a refund of sessions missed should you currently be attending a course which becomes interrupted and cancelled by Actors Studio due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Our standard Terms & Conditions apply where students choose to withdraw and the course is still operating, or have transferred prior to COVID-19. To check eligibility, please contact our team who are always happy to help.

Government guidance rules that social gatherings of over 6 people are not allowed. However, this rule does not apply to gatherings for education purposes, so your course/workshop with Actors Studio is exempt. Should the guidance change we will inform students immediately.