Covid-19 Guidelines

Who can come to Studio Kokoro?

You can visit Studio Kokoro with a prearranged partner that you are living with, or partner/s you have formed a bubble with. There will be no pick up play at the studio and you will need to tie with the same partner or members of your bubble for the full event. You are also welcome to attend solo to self-tie.

Studio Kokoro will be limited to a maximum of 30 people for each event, most of our events will run will less than that. Rope Jams will have up to 10 tying pairs and up to a maximum of 4 members of the Studio Kokoro team present.

You will need to purchase tickets online before each event to help up manage numbers for each event.

We expect all guests in the space to respect the measures put in place, to protect the safety of our guests, team and presenters. If you do not follow the advice given you will be given a warning and if non compliance continues you will be asked to leave the event with no refund.

Arriving and Leaving

The entrance to the studio will be supervised by a member of the Studio Kokoro Team for all events, and for safety we will be checking everyone’s temperature on arrival with a contactless system. We will also ask you and members of your bubble some screening questions as you arrive.

Each member of your tying party will be required to seperately scan the Track and Trace QR code, using your NHS COVID-19 app, which can be downloaded here for Apple devices and here for Android devices for free. This is mandatory to gain admittance to all events at Studio Kokoro. If you cannot scan your own phone, we can not grant you access. We are not keeping alternative methods for Track and Trace.

We ask guests to only enter the reception area when there are no people occupying that space. A member of the Studio Kokoro Team will be present to guide you. However if we are showing someone around there may be moments we are not supervising reception and ask you to either wait patiently, we will not be long, or alert us to your presence.


The Studio Kokoro Team will follow a rigorous cleaning schedule before and after each day of each event, all surface areas will be cleaned and disinfected before and after every event. Additional cleaning will take place during each event as required and bamboo will be disinfected after each event. We have completed a deep clean before re-opening.

We have placed a contactless hand sanitiser dispenser at the entrance / exit to the studio and in the kitchen / bathroom area which we ask you to use. Antiseptic cleaning wipes are provided throughout the studio, as well as the toilet area, kitchen and entrance. Soap and water are available in the kitchen area and toilets with paper towels for drying hands available in the toilet area.

You do not need to wipe your mat at the end of events, as we will clean the entire studio floor with disinfectant after each event.

To support cleaning we have removed hard to clean bean bags, cushions, and kimono from the space. All surfaces will be kept clear of unnecessary items and tatami mats will not be in use.

There will be no communal rope available, you will need to hang bamboo and suspension equipment with your own rope.

Social Distancing

Masks are compulsory in all communal areas of the studio. You are welcome to remove your masks when you are seated in your tying space. We have face masks available if you forget yours, please let a member of the team know if you need one.

There are signs in place encouraging everyone to wash their hands, keep a safe distance (2 meters from others) and avoid touching surfaces when in communal areas of the studio.

We have a one way system in place with clear markings on the floor with arrows to help you navigate the studio and guide you to your tying space. We ask everyone in the space to follow this one way system. There are queuing markers for the toilet with a maximum of 2 people in the que at any one time. Only 1 person may enter the toilet area at any one time. We ask for your patience and understanding with this.

The chill out space and kitchen facilities are closed to guests and only available to staff members.

Please be aware that some people may have a lot of anxiety about being around other people, please respect that and do not go for uninvited contact e.g., hugs. There is no physical contact in the studio with anyone outside of your tying partner and members of your bubble.

Tying Space

Each tying space is clearly marked, they are 2 meters wide with a clear walkway between each space. Each tying space will be provided with a bamboo. You will need to hang your own bamboo.


We are providing limited tea and coffee facilities, but you must BYO mug. If you have you own mug at the studio you are welcome to use that and are responsible to clean, dry and put away yourself. The fridge will not be available for visitors to use. For safety, the fridge will be reserved for bottled water available to purchase during all events. This is the only beverage that will be available.

If you need to change your clothes for the event, you will need to do this in your tying space or arrive already dressed for the event.

We will only be taking contactless card or Paypal payments for anything you purchase at the studio. We will not be accepting cash at this time.

Weather permitting we will keep the studio entrance door open to increase ventilation in the studio.

Additional Information

We have a basic first aid kit available in the studio, if you need this please ask a member of staff who can bring it to you.

We ask you to inform the studio if you develop any symptoms, or you test positive for Coronavirus up to 14 days after you were at Studio Kokoro.

If you are self-isolating or someone with symptoms of coronavirus, please do not come to Studio Kokoro, we can refund all tickets up to 2 hours prior to events.

If you identify as a person at higher risk or poorer outcomes, for example, older male, BAME, someone with high BMI or have a pre existing health condition, please contact us if you have any additional needs to what has been outlined in this document.

Please do not come to Studio Kokoro if you or someone you have been in contact with has symptoms, if you develop symptoms after coming to the studio please notify us as soon as possible so we can notify anyone that was at the studio. If you are unsure about your symptoms, see NHS Guidance to check your symptoms. If you have symptoms you should quarantine immediately, more information from the NHS here.