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COVID 19 Guidance

High Halden Village COVID 19 Guidance

Update 28th April 2021

In line with Government Road Map for unlocking the hall's management committee is planning to begin a phased reopening of the hall from step 3 (not earlier than 17th May).  Additionally the hall will be opened on 6th May 2021 as a polling station for the local elections. 

In addition to guidance on the trustees are taking into account the guidance given in:

ACRE - Information Sheet  Re-opening Village and Community Halls post COVID-19 closure Issue 10 – Current on 22 April 2021 

Details guidelines and processes have been prepared/put in place based on the above and our experiences when the hall was able to opened for a brief period last Summer/Early Autumn. These guidelines and processes will be reviewed regularly in the light of changed government guidance, any local guidance and experiences at the hall. 

When more information is available about Step 4 a review will be undertaken when it is hoped that the hall will be able to begin opening for private bookings and with reduced restrictions on numbers.

All hirers, volunteers and contractors must make themselves familiar with the guidelines and ensure that those attending the hall comply.




1. You must not enter if you or anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms.

2. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms within 10 days of visiting these premises alert NHS Test and Trace. Alert the organiser of the activity you attended (who must in turn update the hall booking officer.) You must seek a COVID-19 test.

3. Maintain 2 metres social distancing as far as possible: Wait away from the main entrance door if needed to allow others to enter or leave.

4. Use the hand sanitiser provided on entering the premises. Clean your hands often. Sanitiser, soap and paper towels are provided.

5. Avoid touching your face, nose, or eyes. Clean your hands if you do.

6. Face coverings MUST be worn unless an exemption applies to a person (eg for health reasons, those aged under 11) or a person has a reasonable excuse not to wear a face covering (e.g. when taking part in an activity to which an exemption applies). This is a legal requirement.

7. “Catch it, Bin it, Kill it”. Tissues should be disposed of into one of the rubbish bags provided. Then wash your hands.

8. Check the organisers of your activity have cleaned door handles, tables, other equipment, sinks and surfaces before you arrived. Keep them clean. Although we have an enhanced cleaning schedule, we cannot clean all surfaces at the hall between each hire.

9. Take turns to use confined spaces such as the corridor, kitchen and toilet areas.

10.Keep the hall well ventilated but remember to close doors and windows on leaving.