Hack Hitchin

Hitchin Hackspace and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

As things have eased some since the peak of the pandemic Hitchin Hackspace is now open in a limited way for members to work on the Hackspace itself or personal projects.

As infection levels are still high, and likely to rise as we head in to winter, for the moment


The Space is open for working on individual projects. We have taken the decision to maintain social distancing to protect some of our members who are clinically vulnerable. For now we have limits on the number of people who can be in the Space at any one time. THIS LIMIT IS CURRENTLY 4 PEOPLE: 2 in the office and 2 in the workshop. Hopefully we can increase this number if everything goes well.
Please observe the following rules:

  • DO NOT ENTER if you have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • DO NOT ENTER if you have experienced COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days.
  • Notify the management committee if you develop COVID-19 after a visit.
  • Scan the contact tracing QR code to check in, Check-in on the Slack “# 1-hackspace_check_in” Channel, and sign in on the attendance register.
  • Social distancing must be adhered to at all times.
  • You must wear a face covering at all times (unless exempt).
  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer, especially on entering and leaving.
  • Clean all surfaces, equipment and PPE (eye protection, ear defenders, etc) used during your visit.
  • PPE must be worn where required. You must not operate machinery without the appropriate PPE.
  • Keep doors open where possible* If there is more than one member per side, turn on the laser/toilet/kitchen fans to provide ventilation.
  • Maximum of two people per side, and one at a time in the kitchen, storage area, toilet and “Smallest Room” workshop.
  • One person max per marked out area.
  • If you are unsure about anything, please ask here or on Slack.
  • If you need to be added to the electronic door lock, please ask on Slack.

We will review this advice regularly or when the advice from the Government changes. — Management Committee