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Reopening Update

Thank you for your interest in activities at the hall. The timetable is now under construction incorporating best practice for COVID. Please address any queries It will take some time before the online timetable fully reflects our current situation. In the meantime, we are very happy to take queries.

At the time of writing, it is hoped that structured indoor activities with an educational component for children can start on or after April 12th. From May 17th it is hoped that indoor exercise classes for adults will be able to begin. Other activities may begin on June 21st. Currently, these dates are aspirations and it is not clear exactly how many attendees will be permitted to attend an activity. Those who provide activities will be watching the government guidance, just as we are, and will also be getting guidance from their relevant guiding body or association. Hopefully, all will go to plan and life can take another step back towards normality for everyone.

Sources of guidance used

We have used the guidance provided by Action for Communities in Rural England (ACRE) and the GOV.UK Guidance for the safe use of multi purpose community facilities as a blueprint for formulating this plan. This plan will alter as time and circumstances dictate but this is a starting point.  Please note, there may have to be some alterations to booking times in order to ensure the safety of all.

ongoing risk

It has to be accepted that 100% biosecurity can never be guaranteed in any situation, witness the infection of staff in hospitals. However, our collective duty is to consider all risks prospectively and provide a written summary of this. We ask all users to produce a risk assessment for their activity and let RVH have a copy before restarting.

changes we have made

The hiring conditions have been extended to include requirements to cope with returning to normality as the coronavirus is likely to be endemic, ie it is not going to cease to be a problem for a very long time.

Signs to remind all users of the simple things that need to be done are displayed in the various areas of the premises. We all need constant reminding and motivating not to give up being careful. We need to be brave enough to call out risky behaviour when we see it as we are relying on everyone to be careful for the benefit of all. Without this, the restrictions will only make life stressful and deprive the community of the benefit of the activities we have all missed.