COVID-19 GUIDELINES

FAC research is a “mixed space”: whilst we do not bar people who haven’t been vaccinated (for non-medical reasons) from the space, we are concerned about everyone’s safety (particularly those who can’t choose vaccination due to underlying health conditions, which also compromise their immune systems).

Whilst recognising that undergoing any medical procedure is a personal choice, following feminist principles of mutual care and social solidarity, we encourage members of our community to choose vaccination to protect themselves and each other: particularly the most medically and socially vulnerable, including a global majority to whom vaccines are made inaccessible due to the avarice of pharmaceutical corporations, and the weaponisation of the pandemic by powerful states to further entrench racist borders, inequality, exploitation, and premature death.

At FAC:

– We suggest to everyone to do regular self-testing, and ask that no one comes to the space who has COVID-19 symptoms or otherwise feels unwell. If you have engaged in higher-risk activities, please do a self-test before coming to FAC even if you don’t have symptoms.

– For activities of more than 2 hours (e.g., community courses), people can enter FAC with a vaccination certificate OR a COVID-19 recovery certificate OR the results of a rapid or PCR test which was done up to 48 hours previously.

– At all times, masks must be worn indoors and distances kept (1.5 m); this determines the maximum number of people that can be in FAC at a time (20 total).

– Masks should be worn properly (over the nose and mouth) and prior to entering the space; hands should be disinfected upon entry.

– For activities that under normal conditions would involve larger numbers of people, we stagger entry to the space and ask people to RSVP either through social media or by email (e.g., Open Days, exhibitions).

– Masks may be removed in the backyard, but distances should still be kept (1.5 m). Masks must be worn again prior to coming indoors.

– We keep a list of people who enter the space to be able to notify people to get tested, should someone test positive to COVID-19 who’s been at FAC. We ask that in the event of testing positive, you or a loved one notify us by telephone or email so that we may notify others with whom you may have come into contact.

Activities organised at FAC by other collectives, organisations, and individuals who utilise the space should abide by these guidelines.

Last update: 21/10/21