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.
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 halls – 14 October 2020.
From 7 August, the wearing of face coverings became mandatory in community centres. Again, we believe this includes village halls.
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 14 October 2020
Guidance on Physical Distancing – updated 15 September 2020
Coffee Mornings, Coffee Shops and Pop-up Cafes – updated 15 September 2020
Risk Assessment Template – A template to aid your risk assessment – updated 8 September 2020
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