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UPDATED GUIDANCE: Re-opening Village Halls and Community Buildings

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This is part of our Covid-19 guidance. To view the main guidance page please click here. This page is being regularly updated however the situation continues to change and in all cases please defer to official government guidance. 

Halls and Lockdown Restrictions

Update: February 2022

The government have lifted  the "Plan B" restrictions of their Autumn and Winter 2021 Covid-19 Response

This means that the wearing of face masks, as well as continuining to manage risks by encouraging social distancing, good ventilation, regular cleaning are now recommendations and not mandatory.   

ACRE Guidance 

Update: February 2022

ACRE has updated their advice to Village Hall Committees in response to the lifting of "Plan B" restrictions.  The following changes have been made: 

  • The " Covid-19 ACRE Information Sheet for Village and Community Halls" document has been replaced with a revised Briefing.
  • Appendix C has been revised.
  • Appendix E:  has been replaced.  These conditions are supplementary to your usual Hiring Conditions.
  • Appendix F: has been replaced.
  • Appendix G: has been replaced.
  • Appendices H & L: remain the same
  • All other appendices have been removed.

We know that many Halls and Community Buildings are concerned about operating safely, what this means to hirers and practical considerations.  There are lots of things to consider, as Halls are often the heart of their community as a host for many positive activities.  ACRE have worked with government to produce the following guidance to help Halls with their planning:

We are sharing this beyond our members in response to the challenges we are all facing because of the pandemic.  If you found this useful, and you would like to find out about our membership, please email [email protected]