Rampton & Woodbeck Parish Council

Serving the people of Rampton & Woodbeck

Clerk: Mr Ed Knox
24 Allison Avenue, Retford
Nottinghamshire DN22 7JS

Tel: 01777 711579

Rampton Village Hall Reopening from 6th July 2020

The Government has laid out its recovery plans and the re-opening of public buildings is scheduled to take place Monday the 6th July, this includes Rampton Village Hall.

There are lots of measures that need to be put in place to adhere to the Covid 19 restrictions:-

  • Minimise contact with individuals who are unwell: Nobody should attend the premises if they have symptoms or are self-isolating due to symptoms in their household.
  • Clean your hands often: Sanitiser or soap and water should be provided at entry and exit points, sanitiser and/or running water, soap and paper towels in toilets and kitchens.
  • Respiratory hygiene: Everyone needs to be encouraged to avoid touching their mouth, eyes, and nose. Tissues need to be disposed of into a bin, then hands cleaned. A "Catch it, Bin it, Kill it" poster has been put up.
  • Regular cleaning of surfaces that are touched frequently: including door handles, handrails, table tops, sinks, toilet areas, kitchen surfaces.
  • Maintain social distancing where possible: Social distancing guidelines currently require at least 2 metres (3 steps) to be maintained between individuals and groups of up to 2 households where possible and, where not possible, 1 metre plus other mitigation measures. Bookings can be accepted for events where social distancing can be maintained and contacts below 2m are minimised and transitory.
  • At an event, individual household groups are advised not to interact with anyone outside the group they attend with, i.e. in a group no larger than 2 households. For example, if a family quiz is held, people from a group of 2 households may sit at the same table; those from different household groups would need to be seated at tables a minimum of 2m apart, with a total number of 20 people allowed in our hall.

As you can see these measures mean all the large gatherings that we have like Bingo and Whist are not manageable at the moment. Plus particular care is needed to ensure that social distancing is maintained for any persons aged 70 or over or likely to be clinically more vulnerable to COVID-19, including for example keeping a 2m distance around them when going in and out of rooms and ensuring they can access the toilets, kitchen or other confined areas without others being present. For some people, passing another person in a confined space is less risky, but for older people that should be avoided. The Yoga and Pilates teachers are not in a position to come back to the hall and they continue to use online classes.

So to conclude Rampton Village Hall is available to hire but due to the Covid 19 measures, its usage is very limited.

Posted: Sat, 04 Jul 2020 12:47 by Martin Cree

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