September 2021 Update

Following on from my earlier emails and subsequent discussions with hall users, I am happy to say that the Hall is now open for use by groups, organisations and individuals. If it is your intention to restart your use of the hall, please let me know as soon as possible. The Church does have certain conditions which must be adhered to by anyone wishing to use the hall; details are given below.

All groups renting the hall must have their own risk assessment, in a format as they see fit, as we cannot assume or dictate a risk assessment, nor will we approve any; we only require to see that you have one.  Some or all of these conditions may change depending of the state of Covid infections and government advice or instructions. We will impose upon hall users to disinfect touched and handled common areas, e.g. door handles and light switches, toilet doors and handles.  We shall provide a supply of proper materials.

Each group should do the cleaning at the start of their session to ensure their own protection; this is because you cannot be sure that the previous group completed their cleaning or that it complies with your risk-assessment. 

Use of the red chairs requires special attention as the virus can survive on fabric for up to 72 hours.  Our initial thought is for users to take chairs from the end store-room; after use, to stack used chairs in the right-hand corner opposite the entry door.  CPC staff will disinfect the metal parts before returning chairs to the store.  If this is not satisfactory we will supply a non-staining anti-viral fabric spray.

Preparation of drinks in the kitchen is allowed, along with cleaning of surfaces.  For the moment we suggest that individuals bring their own cups and mugs as it is the only way to be sure that a cup is clean.  It will also save on clearing away time at the end of a session.  For larger events use of the dishwasher will ensure safety, with protective gloves used for handling afterwards.

Any incidence of Covid contact, either advised by your members or via NHS apps, as soon as known, MUST be immediately reported to the Hall Keeper.