How we're keeping you safe

We're excited to welcome you to the Ottawa City Woodshop, and wouldn't be doing so unless we felt we were able to take the necessary precautionary measures to operate as safely as possible. These are the practices we must follow to comply with the red-control zone rules.  

In order to remain operating in a safe and responsible way, we all have responsibilities. Outlined below are responsibilities we're taking, and requirements we have for participation in activities at the OCW.

  • Capacity Limits. All of our courses are limited to 4 students, plus 1 or 2 instructors. During membership hours, we will admit a maximum of 8 members at any time. We will explore scheduling/booking opportunities if required down the road to prevent the likelihood of members frequently being turned away at the door. 
  • Mandatory masks. All students and members will be required to wear face coverings in the shop. Not only is this generally good practice in a woodshop, but it's especially critical now. All members will be required to provide their own. Students are strongly encouraged to bring their own, but we will also have some surgical mask back ups in the event you may have forgotten yours to ensure everyone's mouth/nose is covered. 
  • Hand sanitizing upon entry. We have ample hand sanitizer for all to sanitize your hands upon entering the shop. 
  • Sanitizing equipment after use. We also have a sanitizing spray to apply to handles and touch areas on tools after use. Please defer to a course instructor or shop supervisor for instructions on how to sanitize tools and equipment.