February 2022

Although the UK Government’s COVID-19 restrictions are no longer in place it is it is more important than ever that vulnerable people, those who feel more cautious and those have suffered as a result of isolation
during the last two years feel confident using village halls.

Consequently we encourage  all our hall users to follow the principles below as outlined by ACRE’s guidance for village halls:

1. People should stay at home if unwell.
2. Those who have recently had COVID-19 should not attend the hall until either a
week has passed and they no longer have symptoms or they have two
negative lateral flow tests on days 5 and 6. They should inform their close
contacts and avoid contact with anyone in an at risk group. Contacts of people
with COVID-19 are asked to take extra care, following general guidance on
safer behaviours.
3. Let fresh air in it at all possible. Opening a window for ten minutes helps.
(This has also been shown to reduce risk of catching other airborne diseases
such as flu).
4. Continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, especially
where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet
and when rates of transmission are high.
5. Clean your hands often, avoid touching your face, nose or eyes.
6. Maintain social distancing as far as possible from anyone you do not have
regular contact with. Respect the fact that others may wish to take a more
cautious approach.
7. If a more crowded event is taking place, eg a wedding reception with
dancing, we would encourage you to ask everyone attending to take a lateral flow test

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