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.
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 halls – 11th September 2020.
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.
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.
Update on reopening village halls – updated 11th September 2020
Guidance on Physical Distancing – updated 15th September 2020
Coffee Mornings, Coffee Shops and Pop-up Cafes – updated 15th September 2020
Risk Assessment Template – A template to aid your risk assessment – updated 8th September 2020
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