Village Hall Update

As from the 4th of July Village Halls were allowed to re-open with certain restrictions, so where are we?

Our hall will re-open on Monday 24th August, with policies and procedures in place to minimise transmission risk and with a newly resealed shiny floor.

At the Zoom Committee Meeting held on 1st July, the following Covid 19 documents, prepared by a sub-committee of 4 Trustees, were considered and approved :-

  1. Risk Assessment
  2. Policy Document
  3. New conditions of Hire – instructions for Group Leaders
  4. Covid 19 Secure – instructions for Individuals

All prepared in conjunction with ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) guidelines and recommendations and required before we can re-open.

We had hoped to re-open at the end of July but contractor delays postponed commencement of the floor works until the 12th August.

For information the following is the latest detailed Government advice as of 4th July for prospective users : –

Where there are small group seated activities, the following are permitted uses, taking into account social distancing requirements: –

  1. Film shows with side to side seating
  2. Art Classes
  3. Meetings
  4. Gardening / Film / Book Clubs
  5. Luncheon Clubs where guidance for Cafes and restaurants will need to be followed

Where there is risk of aerosol transmission, the following are not permitted uses:-

  1. Drama, comedy and live music
  2. Badminton and Table Tennis
  3. Carpet Bowls
  4. Dance Classes
  5. Yoga and Pilates

Life event ceremonies such as weddings, funerals or baptisms are allowed but restricted to a maximum of 30 people.

Further information will be released nearer the date as the Government are continuously updating their guidelines

Brian Matthews, WCVH Chairman.