Village Hall COVID Policy December 2021

The Nash Village Hall Policy:

  1. During the present surge in cases as of December 2021, Nash Village Hall Management Committee’s has a strong recommendation that events should not be run in the Village Hall unless adequate precautions are put in place – and that volunteers and event attendees adhere to the precautions.
  2. When events are to be run in the Hall, please remain at home if either yourself or any family or household members are showing any symptomatic signs of Covid.
  3. If you have been identified as someone being in close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID, please use a lateral flow test (or a PCR test) to determine if you have Covid. Only those that have had a minimum of 2 vaccinations will not need to self-isolate (and can attend functions at the Hall). All else need to self-isolate for ten days from the date of the track and trace notification.
  4. The NVHMC strongly encourages all attendees to take a lateral flow test before attendance at any Village Hall events. Even if you have had Covid and had all three vaccinations, you can still test positive and carry the virus. Lateral Flow tests can be ordered from the NHS helpline (www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests)
  5. Any attendees of the hall may have their temperature checked upon arrival.
  6. When you arrive at the Hall, you may be asked to use the QR code to check in on the NHS Track and Trace App
  7. Prior to attending any function at the hall, we would ask you to ensure you have washed your hands and face beforehand. Additionally, during the course of the event you attend at the hall we encourage you to wash your hands as frequently as possible.
  8. There will be hand sanitising facilities available in the foyer, the kitchen, the hall itself and the bar/annex. We recommend using them each time you move from one room to another. [Please note: If there are not any of these facilities in place, please contact the organiser]
  9. We ask that you wear a face covering; either a face mask or a face shield, unless you are exempt. Clearly, when sat down or stationary, if you are eating and/or drinking the mask can be removed or lowered.  However, when leaving that position (e.g, to go to the bar to order some drinks) please replace the mask.
  10. The wearing of a mask is now mandatory – unless exempt. Out of respect to your fellow villagers wearing a mask, if you are exempt, can we ask you to wear your lanyard.
  11. When wearing a mask, please ensure it covers BOTH your nose and your mouth.
  12. Please note and adhere to any signage that is in place; either on the Hall’s walls or on the floor.
  13. To the very best of your ability, please maintain a minimum of 1 metre of distance from other attendees.
  14. Should you have any sickness of Covid symptoms after attending an event, please report this immediately to the event organizer.
  15. The event organizer needs to capture contact details of attendees. If they are notified of any Covid related sickness within 10 days pf their event, they should notify all attendees to advise them to conduct a lateral flow test.
  16. All internal Village Hall events must be ventilated (front door and porch door kept opened). It will be up to the discretion of the event organiser how many people can attend their functions. The strong recommendation is no more than 30 people in the Hall at any one time – and no more than 5 people in the annex/bar.
  17. Organisers should ideally arrange ‘touchpoint cleaning’ to be carried out at intervals throughout the event;  toilet doors, light switches, bar tops, table tops etc. These should happen minimum once an hour, ideally twice hourly.
  18. We also strongly encourage all attendees (if they can) to be vaccinated prior to attending a function at the Hall.
  19. Where possible, outside facilities may be used to facilitate better ventilation.
  20. A one-way system of entering and leaving the Hall may be put into place by the organiser – depending on the severity of the Pandemic case rates and/or the number of people using the hall. The recommendation is you would enter the hall via the foyer door and exit via the porch exit (if using the hall) or side door (if using the annex/bar).
  21. Be safe, enjoy your time at the Village Hall.

Forthcoming Events

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Yoga with Ellie

      January 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    2. Yoga With Ellie

      January 31 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    3. Pump and Rugby Special

      February 5 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    4. Yoga with Ellie

      February 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    5. NIC Social Event

      February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm