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Getting going again from August 3rd

Following the events of recent months, we are working towards restarting activities as they become permitted. The pace of the reopening will be dictated by the content of official guidance and the hall’s and users’ ability to adhere to it. All this is set against the backdrop of how well the nation as a whole is doing. There are simple things we can all do to reduce the risk of virus transmission, the hard part is maintaining the motivation and will to do them. Leadership is required in every group setting.

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.