Guidance and Information for Village Halls

When can village halls open?

It has been possible to open village halls in Scotland since August, provided a risk assessment is undertaken and appropriate control measures are put in place (see guidance documents below). Caution is advised.

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. Certain other activities are still not permitted. For a summary of the current situation, please see our latest update on reopening village halls14 October 2020. 

Face coverings

From 7 August, the wearing of face coverings became mandatory in community centres. Again, we believe this includes village halls.

Help and support from Bavs

Bavs has secured money, through the 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 14 October 2020

Covid19 Hire Criteria

Guidance on Physical Distancingupdated 15 September 2020

Guidance on Cleaning Your Hall

Coffee Mornings, Coffee Shops and Pop-up Cafesupdated 21 October 2020

Children’s Activities –  updated 11 November 2020

Non-Contact Indoor Sport11 November 2020

Guidance on Hosting Film Shows1 November 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 8 September 2020

 

Further guidance

Sport Scotland has a table setting out what type of activity is, and is not allowed, in the five levels of restrictions.

 

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.