Guild Relaunch



RELAUNCH – JUNE 22, 2020

June 22 – June 30 (Monday – Saturday between the hours of 8am- 8pm) will be used to thoroughly clean the Guild

(our typical seasonal cleaning). Only 5 people will be allowed in the Guild at any given time during this week). All protocols will be followed; physical distancing, hand washing as well as face masks if physical distancing cannot be maintained)

July 2nd, Guild members will be allowed in as outlined below.

Guidelines: Fort Saskatchewan Pottery Guild

Distancing Measures –

– A maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the Guild for each session

– Guild members will maintain 2 meters distancing between each other. If this is not possible, all parties within 2 meters of another must wear a mask.

– Only 4 hand builders (at the tables) and 6 wheel throwers in the guild at any one time.

– Wheel throwers who are finishing pots and utilizing a table are consider hand builders,

– Please only occupy one workspace at a time.

– Decide what you will be working on, before you attend the guild, as that is how you will be signing up

– At least two days prior to attending the Guild, you must register by emailing, phoning or texting the president what day and time you will be at the guild; and indicate what you are planning on doing, i.e., hand build, throwing, glazing, loading kiln, etc.

All members must sign in whenever they enter the Guild.

– Only three people in the glaze area (two in the dark glaze area and one in the light glaze area) at one time and if you are unable to maintain physical distance of 2 meters (6 ó feet), wear a non-surgical mask.

– Only two people in the kitchen at one time. Maintain 2 meters physical distance. Anything used in the kitchen must be disinfected by you after you finished using it.

– Available sessions

Monday – Saturday 8:00 – 11:30 am (11:30 – 12pm daily clean up)

Monday – Saturday 12 – 3:30pm (3:30 – 4 pm daily clean up)

Monday – Saturday 4:00 pm – 7:30pm (7:30-8 pm daily clean up)

These times and session will be revisited and may be adjusted depending on the needs at next executive meeting.

– If the Dow Centennial Centre hours change, more sessions will be added and/or adjusted while maintaining enough time for cleaning between/end of session.


Hand Hygiene

All individuals must wash their hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds, or use a 60% or stronger alcohol based hand rub before commencing any Guild related activity. Guild members are encouraged to wash or disinfect their hands frequently and to avoid touching their eyes, nose or mouth.

A hand sanitization station will be located at the front door, a central table, the kitchen and bathroom.

Daily cleaning

Everyone who attends a session must participate in the daily clean up, plus cleaning and disinfecting their work area. Use a two-step wash/clean process:

Step 1 – clean all high touch surfaces with soap and water. This includes:

• Doorknobs, light switches, toilet handles, faucets and taps, handles on appliances, kiln lids, tops of glaze buckets (if used), chairs or stools, and other hard surfaces.

• Phones and counter surfaces,

• Equipment handles and hand tools,

• Chair backs in kitchen.

Clean top to bottom and dirtier to cleaner to help prevent cross contamination.

Step 2 – disinfect the same areas by wiping with a disposable disinfectant wipe or paper towel and disinfectant spray supplied.

Work space cleaning

– Clean workspace surfaces you used with the same method above. Make sure to clean high touch areas such as wheel knobs, stools, cart handles, locker fronts, sink faucets, and any common tools you utilized.

– Good hand hygiene is essential to minimise transmission of infectious droplets. Always wear disposable gloves when cleaning. When finished, place used gloves in a rubbish bin. Wash your hands immediately after handling these items.

SCREENING FOR SYMPTOMS  – see Self Screening Tool tab on homepage -under COVID19 tab.

– Do not come to the Guild if you have any symptoms as listed on the attached screening document

– Before you come to the Guild complete the self screening tool and if you answer yes to any of the questions, do not attend.

While car pooling is permitted provided you maximize the space between vehicle occupants and wear a mask, we encourage you to travel only with individuals you live with or who are part of your Cohort family.

If at anytime you develop symptoms as listed on the self screening questionnaire, let someone in the Guild know and they will assist you to find a way home to self isolate and take the online Alberta Health Services COVID-19 screening test. Others in the Guild at the time someone reports having symptoms must also leave the guild and go home, contact the president, and take the online Alberta Health Services COVID-19 screening test if also showing symptoms or call 811.

– Sign on door directing people not to enter if they are sick or exposed to COVID-19.

– Closed sign will be put up on door and open light kept off so unplanned customer or visitors are not able enter the guild. Customers and visitors will be discourage in the guild until in later opening phases (unless approved by the president)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –

Wear a non surgical face mask if you are unable to maintain physical distance of 2 meters between you and your fellow potters.


All members attending the Guild are responsible for making sure they do not come to the Guild if they are sick or have been within the previous 10 days. If you have come in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 you must contact the president immediately in the event AHS requires a list of individuals you have been in contact with.

All members must keep up-to-date with the latest directions from the CMOH to make sure there are no changes in requirements to stay safe.

If you are concerned an individual is not following public health orders:

– Remind the person that not following public health orders is against the law and puts people at risk.

– Register a complaint with the AHS public health inspectors online, or leave a message by phoning 1-833-415-9179.

– Report urgent matters that require an immediate response to the RCMP complaint line at 780-992-6100. Do not call