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Fairfield Village Hall Covid-19 Update (2nd July)

Even though the Prime Minister has said that Community Centres (Village Halls) could open from 4th July there are, at the time of writing this piece, many caveats, including but not exclusively the restriction on physical activities, maximum occupancy of 30, music at a level that does not encourage people to raise their voices or dance, etc.  These restrictions currently prevent many activities & events taking place at our Village Hall.
 
The trustees of Fairfield Village Hall are following the guidance given by the Government and the advice issued by our insurers and advisors.  Use of the Hall will only be allowed if the activity/event is permitted, risk assessed and can be delivered adhering to the Hall’s Covid Secure protocols, Special Conditions of Use, Hall Risk Assessment and an approved Hirer Risk Assessment.  We are in an uncertain times where guidance and advice is changing, therefore, Village Hall protocols and documents are subject to change and organisers of events/activities must be prepared that bookings may be cancelled if guidance and advice from Government, Acre, Insurers, Public Health England and other bodies changes or if the trustees feel that delivery of the activity/event is not compliant with Village Hall protocols and Risk Assessments.
 
The Hall Trustees are taking a cautious, phased approach to reopening our hall to permitted activities, to ensure that we have a safe venue for all our users & volunteers. 
 
If you have any questions, please get in touch with Hall Chairman secretary.fvh@outlook.com

Village Hall Covid-19 Update (24th June 2020)

The latest Government guidance on the further easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions from 4 July 2020 gives more details than yesterday lunchtime’s announcement from the Prime Minister.  It would appear that “The government strongly advises against community centres opening for indoor fitness and sport activity.  Further guidance coming soon.”

The Government has announced that Nightclubs are to remain closed and have issued guidance to pubs & social clubs regarding playing of music:

“All venues should ensure that steps are taken to avoid people needing to unduly raise their voices to each other. This includes, but is not limited to, refraining from playing music or broadcasts that may encourage shouting, including if played at a volume that makes normal conversation difficult. This is because of the potential for increased risk of transmission, particularly from aerosol transmission. We will develop further guidance, based on scientific evidence, to enable these activities as soon as possible. You should take similar steps to prevent other close contact activities, such as communal dancing.”

The Village Hall would not be surprised if this guidance appears in the guidance for Community Centres, which hopefully will soon be issued by the Government.

Village Hall Covid-19 Update (23rd June 2020)

The Prime Minister has announced (Tuesday 23rd June) that Community Centres may reopen from 4th July.
 
The trustees at Fairfield Village Hall are currently considering guidance that they have recently received from their  Village Hall Advisors and they are expecting further guidance from the Government.
 
As a responsible Village Hall, the Hall trustees want a safe venue for all, which will require strict management protocols that they will have to follow and rules that users and visitors will have to abide by.
 
Some regular users have indicated their desire to restart using the Village Hall.  For now, no one can use the Hall without the trustees’ approval.  Approval will be given based on a risk assessment of the activity, vulnerability of users and that control measures are in place to reduce the likelihood of Coronavirus transmission.  
 
As soon as is possible, a further update will be provided.  It could be that the Village Hall will operate a phased return, with some groups being able to use the group from 4th July and others at a later date.  If the trustees do adopt a phased return, this will help monitor and evaluate delivery in ensuring that they have the control measures to deliver a safe Village Hall for all.
 
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with the Hall Chairman secretary.fvh@outlook.com.

Coronavirus: 200 Club

Whilst there are restrictions and to protect volunteer collectors and you our supporters, especially the elderly and vulnerable, the 200 Club will be suspended.

There will be no monthly draws and any advanced payments received will be carried over.

As soon as contact restrictions are relaxed, we will be back collecting subscriptions and drawing some winning numbers.