ASTA courses are running as published in our IPC and ESA course calendars. However, there may be additional issues around the UK quarantine for international arrivals from some countries and during the UK lockdown. We are in contact with people due to arrive here and will be most flexible if further changes are required.
In order to comply with the government guidance, we undertook the risk assessment, we have enhanced the hygiene procedures and have put in place mitigation measures where people cannot keep 2m apart. The layout of our lab ensures 1m+ distance. Other measures are also in place, like one-way routes through the building, staggered break times and visible markers to assist people to maintain physical distance.
Key workers in space industry can attend our courses in order that the space sector supply chain and for ESA programmes, in particular, is maintained. In addition to all the standard Covid-safe measures, we offer asymptomatic testing for our delegates at the start of the course and, if needed, at the end.
Please contact us by email if you have any questions or concerns.
Please note that we expect to be exceptionally busy in the coming months and so early booking or re-booking is strongly advised.
Extension of ESA Certification Status
Due to exceptional measures against the spread of COVID-19 that continue to hinder international travel, ESA has decided to extend the validity of the certificates ending until 31st March 2021 by a maximum of 6 months in order to allow us and our customers to re-schedule the training sessions. This includes also those certificates already under extension, but the overall cumulative extension period should not be more than one calendar year.
The re-certification will only be valid for a period of two years starting from the original end date.