April 21 update
It’s all about risk! From 12 April community facilities can open to the public. People can meet
outdoors in groups of up to 6 people, or as a group of 2 households.
Users and hirers of a community facility have responsibility for managing risks arising from their own activities when they have control of premises and should take account of any guidance relevant to their specific activity or sector.
Washing hands, covering faces and making space between people remains key.
The plan is that from 17th May, if the coronavirus rates permit this relaxation village halls can open again: the following are permitted:
* Hospitality settings will be able to open for seated service in accordance with the “rule of 6 or 2 households”, so community cafes, coffee mornings and social clubs can take place. the six people can all be from different households, so plenty of scope to meet with your friends.
* Indoor sports activities, including exercise classes, team sports such as table tennis, badminton, indoor bowls, and indoor soft play for children can take place
* Up to 30 people will be able to attend weddings, receptions, funerals and wakes and other “significant life events” eg Christenings and bar mitzvahs (but not birthdays).
We have 8 small tables to seat 1- 4 people that can be spread out through the hall to maintain distance between groups of up to six or two households. . There can also be screens for added protection. We hope this will encourage people to feel that holding meetings and events can again be possible with all the appropriate precautions. With our outside chairs for the cafe and summer on the way, maybe meetings could even be held outdoors for even greater security.
if you feel like organising an event do give it a go.