We are currently working on contingency planning for the building to ensure that we stay open for business.
As you will all be aware, the guidance on appropriate public action in light of the current Coronavirus outbreak is rapidly changing, but please rest assured that we are monitoring the situation carefully.
The well-being of our visitors, residents and staff is paramount to us and we will keep you fully informed about what we are doing to protect you.
As such, we have prepared a list of FAQs to help address any queries you may have about our opening hours, upcoming event programme or any technical projects you require our assistance with.
We would also encourage our networks and tech community to join us in helping to find a cure for the virus. We currently have six computers running the Folding@home programme, which is a distributed computing project for disease research that simulates protein folding, computational drug design, and other types of molecular dynamics. The project uses processing resources of personal computers owned by volunteers who have installed the software on their systems, and is helping in the fight against COVID-19. You can read more about this here.
While our building remains open, we are continuing to implement an increased frequency of cleaning of high contact areas (such as door handles, lift buttons, sign-in pads and kitchen areas) and have introduced hand sanitisers and hand washing guidance throughout our hub.
We also politely request that if you, or anyone you have come into contact with, develops ‘flu-like’ symptoms that you please do not visit our innovation hub.
We appreciate your understanding of our current measures and thank you for your cooperation.
It may also be of value to you to review the recent guidance for small businesses released in the budget relating to sick pay, tax and rates relief and any funding opportunities that may arise, to ensure that business resilience is optimised.
We wish everyone the very best of health over the coming weeks and hope that you and yours stay safe and well.