Covid-19 Status and Rules

To support the Tier 4 lockdown measures coming in to effect in Cambridge, Makespace is closed from the 26th December 2020 until further notice.

We’ll continue the payment holiday too, so you will not be charged during this time.

Whilst we are closed, please do check for community events, as many are happening online despite us not being able to meet in person. Email if you’d like to run something.

If you feel you require essential business access to Makespace under the Tier 4 rules, please contact the Makespace management team via to discuss.

We’ll update as soon as we have news about being able to re-open.

Makespace Covid-19 Response Activities

While we were closed, Makespace and its amazing community of volunteers undertook a range of activities to help in this crisis. Here is a record of some of the Covid Response Activities members undertook during 2020.

A big thank you to all the volunteers who made our Covid Response Activities possible, and to our sponsors Arm, TTP and Amazon who helped us cover the costs – read more here.

Makespace has engaged with the relevant medical and technical teams at Addenbrooke’s hospital as well as other groups to understand how the Makespace community and facilities can offer support.

A number of projects and volunteer requests have emerged, and more will come. We encourage all Makespace members to consider participating remotely in Covid-19 related support activities. Keep an eye on the cammakespace newsgroup and the cammakespace twitter feed for news, announcements and requests.

Here are some of the bigger projects we’re working on:

Makespace Visors

A significant project that has been using Makespace facilities and a huge team of Makespace volunteers is the design and production of PPE Visors for Addenbrooke’s and other local healthcare centres.

For more information on this activity, see Makespace Visor

Makespace Mask Clips

Makespace supported Addenbrooke’s by developing, manufacturing and documenting a design for Mask Clips to help surgical masks fit better and to cope with the strain of wearing for prolonged periods.

For more information on this activity, see Makespace Mask Clips

Makespace Masks

Makespace has worked to identify a suitable barrier mask design, and is now providing kits for free to allow you to make them at home.

For more information on this activity, see Makespace Mask Kits