Meanwhile, countries have yet to observe preventive measures to contain the spread of the virus while we gain herd immunity. These measures vary from country to country and region to region. In particular, in Madrid (as of April 1, 2021):
You must wear face mask at any time, place, and activity when you are in a public space.
You have to keep a social distancing of 1.5 meters (5 feet) whenever it is feasible in any activity.
There is a curfew, from 11 pm to 6 am. People must stay at home during that time and restaurants must close at 11 pm and shops at 10 pm.
There are capacity limitations, which vary by type of business or activity (theater, museums...). For restaurants, customers must be seated (without bar service) with no more than 4 people per table (6 if outdoors) and keep 1.5 meters from other parties.
Please check the full set of latest measurements before traveling from official sites.
As a business and workplace, we are committed to ensuring the safety of guests and employees against coronavirus spread, deploying authority requirements as follows:
Until further notice, we reduce our class to 6 people (50% of the usual capacity) to guarantee a social distance of 1.5 meters (5 feet). Your party will always be 5 feet away from the other guests, when cooking and eating. This way, there will not be physical barriers among workstations like sneeze guards or transparent partitions that might hamper class interaction.
If you come alone, you don't pair up with anyone and cook individually.
You are required to wear face mask during class except for when sit down to eat. If you do not bring it, you will be provided with one free of charge.
We clean and sanitize the entire facility before every class, especially restrooms and high-contact areas that are touched by guests and employees.
You do not share any kitchen utensils, foodservice item, or condiment. Such articles are washed and sanitized before the class.
We provide hand sanitizer readily available for guests and employees.
We provide individual disinfectant wipes available in restrooms.
We reinforce room ventilation to increase the circulation of outdoor air as much as possible.
Things that don't change
Fortunately, there are things that stay the same:
Private events are welcome. In fact, social gatherings of up to 18 people are allowed as long as they book as a single group.
Class format and schedule remains the same, and you keep cooking your own food.
Market visit is still ongoing. Besides, smaller groups facilitate explanations and a deeper insight into Spanish produce and supply chain.
In any case, if there is anything that concerns you, please feel free to contact us.