keeping our community safe during the pandemic

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WATERFORD VILLAGE HALL DURING COVID-19

 

Following Lockdown, Village and Community Halls were able to accommodate indoor sport and exercise, dancing classes and certain other performance-related activity from 25th July 2020.

The Waterford Recreation Committee is taking steps to qualify the hall as being COVID-19 Secure as follows:

 

  • We have conducted a Village Hall Risk Assessment and made it available to all users

  • We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with UK Government guidance

  • We have advised hall users to keep safe from COVID-19

  • We have advised Hirers to maintain Social Distancing when using the hall

  • Where people cannot keep 2m apart we have advised Hirers on the mitigating actions they might take to manage transmission risk

 
It is the responsibility of Hirers and other users to ensure their activities within it are safe and do not compromise the safety of others who may follow.

Link to https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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LATEST COVID NEWS

Any new announcements affecting Waterford Village Hall and life in Waterford in general will be posted here. You must take into account anything posted here first when planning any event or activity.

UK Gov Guidance Updated 22 September 2020

Rule of 6 applies - unless 

  • for work, or the provision of voluntary or charitable services

  • registered childcare, education or training

  • wedding and civil partnership ceremonies and receptions – up to 15 people

 

Ensure that at least one person in your group provides their contact details to the organiser so that you can be contacted if needed by the NHS Test and Trace programme. Checking in using the official NHS QR code is a quick and easy alternative.

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WATERFORD VILLAGE HALL COVID-19 GUIDANCE

 

Revised Conditions of Hire and associated guidance have been produced with a view to our being able to accept bookings and resume most group activities from September 1st 2020. In the meantime, please note the following:
 

  • you must not enter if you have, or have been in contact with, anyone displaying Covid-19 symptoms

  • the rooms will have reduced maximum occupancy numbers

  • from September, our cleaners will come in twice a week, at least briefly, to sanitise all door handles, switches, WC seats and washbasins.

  • BUT it will be a condition of hire that users must clean anything that is regularly touched and anything they use before and after use with the virucidal spray provided or ordinary domestic products.

Note:
These conditions are supplemental to, not a replacement for, Waterford Village Hall’s ordinary conditions of hire.

 

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IMPORTANT NOTES

Hirers are strongly advised to produce their own Risk Assessment and people will feel safer if they do.
This guidance shows the kind of approach groups might take when hiring Waterford Village Hall Hall. Use it as a guide to think through some of the hazards and the steps you need to take to control the risks which are particular to your group. (downloadable document) 
Please note this is not a generic Risk Assessment and you cannot just put your group name on to adopt wholesale without any thought. This would not satisfy the law - and would not be effective in protecting people.

Paper copies of the Template are available on request.

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TRACK AND TRACE - REGISTER OF ATTENDANCE

 

The easing of lockdown measures following the COVID-19 outbreak, is being supported by NHS Test and Trace. Hirers should assist this service by keeping a temporary record of group contact details for 21 days following the last session.

We have produced an Attendance Register Template which Hirers may find helpful and assist NHS Test and Trace with requests for that data if needed. This could help contain clusters or outbreaks.

Guidance on NHS test and trace: how it works :  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works


Paper copies of the Attendance Register are available on request.

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Waterford Village Hall, 
2 High Road, 
Waterford, 
Hertfordshire  SG14 2PR 

Tel: 07584 123958
Email: waterfordvillagehall@gmail.com

 

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