How covid affects your use of Ringshall Village Hall
Updated 13th. May 2022
Full details are on the gov.uk website HERE
The remaining COVID restrictions were lifted on 24th. February 2022.
Living with Covid - 19
The Government announced on 21st February that Plan B restrictions would be lifted on 24th February. Full details are here: COVID-19 Response: Living with COVID-19. The guidance for individuals has been updated: Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread.
For Village and Community Halls: It is more important than ever that vulnerable
people, those who feel more cautious and those have suffered as a result of isolation
during the last two years feel confident using village and community halls, in order to improve mental health and wellbeing. This is particularly important for their usual,
1. People should stay at home if unwell.
2. Those who have recently had COVID-19 should not attend the hall until either a
week has passed and they no longer have a temperature or they have two
negative lateral flow tests on days 5 and 6. They should inform their close
contacts and avoid contact with anyone in an at risk group. Contacts of people
with COVID-19 are asked to take extra care, following general guidance on
safer behaviours. Routine contact tracing ended on 24th February.
3. Let fresh air in if meeting indoors. Opening a window for ten minutes helps.
(This has also been shown to reduce risk of catching other airborne diseases
such as flu).
4. Continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, especially
where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet
and when rates of transmission are high.
5. Clean your hands often, avoid touching your face, nose or eyes. “Catch it, bin it,
6. Maintain social distancing as far as possible from anyone you do not have
regular contact with. Respect the fact that others may wish to take a more
7. If a more crowded event is likely to take place, eg a wedding reception with
dancing, hirers can be encouraged to ask everyone to take a lateral flow test
beforehand, as recommended in the “How to Stay Safe” guidance.
As people no longer need to check in, we have removed the NHS COVID-19 QR code posters.
Any organisers of events at the hall who have collected contact data for attendees should delete this data. You must delete this data in a way that does not risk unintended access. For example, permanently deleting electronic files and shredding paper documents. It is important you do this to meet your General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) obligations. Find out more about maintaining records for contact tracing purposes.
Records that you make and keep for other business purposes do not need deleting.
We have updated the various appendices to our conditions of hiring to reflect the foregoing.