Latest government guidance on Reopening as of 26th February 2021
Our provisional re-opening roadmap:
Step 2 (no earlier than 12th April): Limited reopening for Indoor parent and child groups
Step 3 (no earlier than 17th May): Covid secure reopening for Adult indoor group sports and exercise classes
Step 4 (no earlier than 21st June): Further relaxation of rules and hopefully a full re-opening!!!!
Detail list of allowable activities by permitted Step (downloadable file)
We ask everyone using Beech Village Hall to help keep everyone safe. Our Covid-19 Safe self-certification is based on the principles of strict social distancing, good ventilation, contamination prevention, good personal hygiene, and contact tracing. The key points, which apply to any indoor venue, are:
Using the hall. Do not come to Beech Village Hall if you have Coronavirus symptoms or feel unwell in any way. If you are over 70 or have medical conditions that put you at greater risk, consider the government advice on visiting indoor spaces.
In the unlikely event that anyone feels unwell, everyone will need to go home and the hall will be closed for deep cleaning. The person with symptoms must self-isolate, obtain a test, respond to the NHS Test & Trace team and let their class leader know the result of their test.
Contact Tracing. Users of the Hall can use the QR code provided near the entrance to sign in using the NHS Covid-19 smartphone app. Hall hirers will also be maintaining a record of attendees as required by law.
Maintain 2 metre social distancing by:
- Arriving on time and leaving promptly, and not hanging around around the Hall entrance chatting with others
- Leaving at least one parking space between cars
- Following the one-way route, entering through the main entrance and leaving via the fire exit in the main hall
- Minimising moving around and keeping your 2 metre distance
- Following the toilet arrangements: one person at a time walking along the toilet corridor (unless from the same household) and turn the sign around to show vacant/engaged as appropriate
Ventilation. Windows and doors will be open for ventilation, so you may need warm clothing.
Face coverings. You must wear a face covering in the building by law, unless you are under 11 years old, exempted on health grounds, or participating in an exempted activity such as exercise.
Contamination prevention. Your class leader may ask you to bring household surface cleaning spray, kitchen gloves and a clean cloth or paper towels to sanitise your ‘safe area’ on arrival and departure.
Personal hygiene: Sanitise your hands frequently, and on arrival and departure. Bring paper tissues and a bag for used tissues. Wear a face covering if you can.
Catering and hospitality
Permitted events at each step of the Spring Roadmap may provide hospitality in line with wider hospitality rules.
In Step 2, outdoor hospitality at events is permitted in groups of up to 6 people, or with one other household.
In Step 3, outdoor hospitality at events is permitted in groups of up to 30 people and indoor hospitality at events will be permitted in groups of up to 6 people, or with one other household.
In both steps, there is a requirement for food and drink to be consumed at the table. This means:
- if the venue sells alcohol, then all food and drink must be ordered, served and consumed at a table
- where the sale of alcohol is not offered, customers will need to be seated when consuming food and drink, but can order and collect food and drink from a counter
- if the venue is a cinema, theatre, concert hall or sportsground, then customers with a ticket to the event are able to collect food and drink (including alcoholic drink) to consume at their seats, rather than having to be served at a table
All those who hire Beech Village Hall are provided with detailed Covid 19 requirements and these are detailed in an appendix to our Hiring terms and conditions