RCCE has recently distributed version 4 of the ACRE Information Sheet 'Re-opening Village and Community Halls post COVID-19 closure' (available to download below).  The updated information sheet has been revised in line with Government guidance issued on 15th July and now includes information on 'Performances' and 'Indoor sports and exercise' in anticipation of the relaxation of restrictions on 25th July.

ACRE has reminded hall managers and trustees that halls should 'not re-open until you have identified the necessary safety, compliance, management, and operational issues through a COVID-19 risk assessment and established a plan to address and mitigate them. You are not obliged to re-open immediately and it would be unwise to do so if you have not been through that process'.

The information sheet contains sample Covid 19 Risk Assessments, special Conditions of Hire, and sample posters.

Any hall managers or trustees not currently members of RCCE Village Halls & Community Buildings Service can join by clicking on the 'Pay and Join' tab on the RCCE website or by contacting:

Sue Gibson.

ACRE Information Sheet v4 Re-opening Village & Community Halls post Covid 19

Appendix F Covid 19 Risk Assessment for hall committees

Appendix G Covid 19 Risk Assessment for hirers