Guidance and Information for Village Halls

When can village halls open?

As of 3 August, community centres, youth centres and similar have been removed from the list of businesses that must remain closed. Although Village Halls are not mentioned anywhere in the Government’s Route Map for ending lockdown, we believe that they fall under the “similar” heading, and as such, are now able to open.

What activities can take place following reopening?

This must follow the Scottish Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Route Map. Some activities will be allowed immediately upon opening, subject to additional safety measures. For certain other activities, there are indicative start dates. For a summary of the most recent changes, please see our update on reopening village halls11th September 2020.

Face coverings

From 7 August, the wearing of face coverings became mandatory in community centres. Again, we believe that this will include village halls, although it is unclear how this will apply in respect of the variety of activities for which our halls are used.

Help and support from Bavs

Bavs has secured money, through Scottish Government Supporting Communities Fund, to produce guidance and give advice to village halls in Berwickshire on how to safely re-open post lockdown. We have employed David Green, a freelance consultant, to support with this work. Contact David using the form below.

Guidance on re-opening

Reopening Plan (Version 3) – Guidance on how to reopen your hall

Update on reopening village hallsupdated 11th September 2020

Covid19 Hire Criteria

Guidance on Physical Distancingupdated 15th September 2020

Guidance on Cleaning Your Hall

Coffee Mornings, Coffee Shops and Pop-up Cafesupdated 15th September 2020

Consulting Village Hall Users – Sample questions to help when consulting hall users

Coronavirus Risk Assessment – Guidance on how to conduct a risk assessment

Risk Assessment Template – A template to aid your risk assessment – updated 8th September 2020

 

Further guidance

Guidance on Cleaning and Disinfection (Scottish Borders Council)

Coronavirus in Scotland – Links to Scottish Government guidance and information

 

Posters 

Test and Protect A3 Poster – Explains the need to collect contact details (includes privacy notice)

Test and Protect A4 Poster – Explain the need to collect contact details (includes privacy notice)

Toilet Safety A4 Poster – Information on safe use of toilet

Please Do Not Congregate A4 Poster – Two metres physical distancing (for window display or similar)

FACTS A3 Poster – Graphical image of key staying safe measures

Face Covering Poster A4 portrait – To inform that face coverings must be worn

Face Covering Poster A3 landscape – To inform that face coverings must be worn

Guidance on Cleaning and Disinfection (Scottish Borders Council)

Coronavirus in Scotland – Links to Scottish Government guidance and information

If you need help with printing posters, please let us know. (Note: Posters sourced from NHS Scotland and Scottish Borders Council).

 

If you have any enquiries, please contact us using the form below.