We have been working hard to make the Hall a Covid safe environment. This has included putting in place new social distancing markers throughout the building, lots of hand-sanitiser stations and providing extra cleaning products to help you keep your activity safe. We have also had the hall deep cleaned prior to opening and completed a thorough risk assessment to identify the specific risks associated with using the hall during the pandemic.
However, this will mean that the way you use the building will also need to change.
We encourage you to keep doors and windows open during your event to increase airflow of fresh air.
We are allowing you an extra 30 minutes, free of charge, to prepare for your activity in order to to open doors and windows to ventilate the hall prior to starting and to clean all the surfaces that are likely to be touched by people attending your event.
We are allowing you an extra hour after your event, free of charge, in order for you to thoroughly clean the hall before you leave, including the toilet, door and window catches, tables, switches, and other surfaces and to wash the floor. (This is particularly important after any physical activity as the floor is likely to be the most contaminated surface).
Before your event you will need to do an assessment to identify any risks specific to your activity and show what steps you will take to mitigate them. And you will need to provide the bookings clerk with a copy. You should also check that your activity is allowed under current government guidelines and read any other guidance applicable to your specific event.
In addition to our usual hiring conditions we will ask you to read, sign and return a separate set of conditions specific to hiring the hall during the Covid-19 pandemic which will outline in detail what you need to do to keep the hall safe for yourself and others to use.
We are very pleased that we are finally able to welcome you again to our beautiful Village Hall and hope you will understand that, although there are some changes to the way it operates, we want to make sure your hire is as safe and enjoyable as possible.