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We can now confirm, that the House will re-open on August 20th at 9am. We know we’re a little later than others, but we think it will be worth the wait. We’ll be asking members to book their visits in advance to help manage capacity and ensure we can stick to social distancing rules. We’ll be taking bookings from August 13th. Details about how to book will be shared in the weekly members newsletter. (Not receiving the newsletter? Let us know.)

Initially, we’ll be opening from Wednesday – Friday between 9am until 9pm. We’re aiming to extend those hours from September.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be giving you more information about how we’re keeping the House covid-secure (and what we need you to do to help with that), what member events are going to look like in a socially-distanced world and some exciting changes to our food and drinks menu. You’ll have everything that you need to know at your fingers tips and ready for your first visit back.

We’ll also be able to tell you more about our next Employment Preparation Programme, which we plan to run in October 2020. We want to make sure that everyone who joins our programme is given the tools for a world of work that is very different from the one we all knew at the beginning of the year. We’re making sure we’ve rebuilt a programme that people can come to in ways that feel safe and accessible, without losing the blend of challenging, fun and impactful work that happens at the House.

We can’t wait to tell you about what we’ve been working on, and we really can’t wait to welcome you back and show you.