Guidance -UK GovernmentCOVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities Updated 20 July 2020
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-multi-purposecommunity-facilities/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-multi-purpose-community-facilitiesPlease note: This guidance is national guidance that applies across England. Please consider if local restrictions are in place when reading and implementing this guidance, see www.gov.uk/coronavirus for local information. This is national guidance of a general nature and should be treated as guide. In the event of any conflict between any applicable legislation (including the health and safety legislation) and this guidance, the applicable legislation shall prevail.Contents1. Introduction2. Core principles for safely reopening community facilities3. Permitted activities in multi-use community facilities: signposting to relevant guidance4. Enforcement1. Introduction Community centres, village halls, and other multi-use community facilities support a wide range of local activity.
However, their communal nature also makes them places that are vulnerable to the spread of corona virus (COVID-19).This information is for those managing multi-use community facilities. It signposts to relevant guidance on a range of different activities that can take place in these spaces, in line with the government’s roadmap to ease the existing measures to tackle COVID-19.Managers of community facilities will have discretion over when they consider it safe to open for any activity permitted by legislation and may decide to remain closed if they are not able to safely follow the advice in the relevant guidance, to make the space COVID-19 secure.
Many community facilities are also workplaces and those responsible forth premises should therefore be aware of their responsibilities as employers. The government is clear that no one is obliged to work in an unsafe workplace. Organisations also have a duty of care to volunteers to ensure as far as reasonably practicable they are not exposed to risks to their health and safety and are afforded the same level of protection as employees and thyself-employed. See government information on corona virus volunteering and how to help safely. Volunteers and other individuals who are shielding should continue to follow the government’s advice on shielding. Each community facility should apply relevant guidance listed here, locally, depending on circumstances, including its size and type of activities it hosts, its users, how it is organised, operated, managed and regulated. You should also consider the security implications of any changes you intend to make as a result of COVID -19.Some key principles relevant to owners, operators and managers of multiuse indoor community facilities are highlighted below.2. Core principles for safely reopening community facilities Community facilities are used for a range of purposes, and relevant guidance on specific activities is signposted below (section 3). However, there are general principles that managers of community spaces should follow in making their space COVID-19 secure, and safely re-opening for permitted activity.
Any reopening plans should be consistent with: core public health guidance regarding health, hygiene, and social distancing safe workplace guidelines, to ensure employees are safe to return to work Anyone with control of non-domestic premises (such as a community centre, village or community hall) has legal responsibilities under health and safety law, and must take reasonable measures to ensure the premises, access to it, and any equipment or substances provided are safe for people using it, so far as is reasonably practicable. To help decide which actions to take prior to re-opening the building for permitted activity, a COVID-19 risk assessment should be completed, taking account of the core guidance on social distancing and the point’s stout below. This will be in addition to any risk assessment which is already in place for the community facility. See guidance on completing a risk assessment.
Users and hirers of a community facility have responsibility for managing risks arising from their own activities when they have control of premises and should take account of any guidance relevant to their specific activity or sector. A fire risk assessment should be undertaken if your building or space is repurposed, for example when there is any change in use or type of use.2a: Social distancing and capacity
Measures should be in place to ensure all users of community facilities follow the guidelines on social distancing, including strict adherence to social distancing of 2 metres or 1 metre with risk mitigation (where 2metres is not viable) are acceptable. You should consider and set out the mitigations you will introduce in your risk assessment. The size and circumstance of the premises will determine the maximum number of people that can be accommodated while also facilitating social distancing. In defining the number of people that can reasonably follow 2metres distancing (or 1 metre with risk mitigation), the total floor space as well as likely pinch points and busy areas should be taken into account(e.g. entrances, exits) and where possible alternative or one-way routes introduced.
It is against the law for gatherings of more than 30 people to take place in private homes (including gardens and other outdoor spaces). However, premises or locations which are COVID-19 Secure will be able to hold more than 30 people, subject to their own capacity limits. Where gatherings have more than 30 people, those operating venues should take additional steps to ensure the safety of the public and prevent large gatherings or mass events from taking place. At this time, venues should not permit indoor performances, including drama, comedy and music, to take place in front of a live audience. Although gatherings of more than 30 people are permitted in a COVID-19Secure premises (where they can do so safely), attendees should socially distance from those they don’t live with, including other people they know, for example, in a community centre or place of worship. If partaking in a formal activity, including activity clubs, youth groups and support groups, users of community facilities should limit their social interactions with anyone they do not live with. Although activities may have30 or more people participating, exceeding those in a household or bubble, where appropriate social distancing and risk mitigation is in place to make it COVID-19 Secure.
It is also important for people to maintain social distancing and good hand hygiene when visiting using community facilities. A risk assessment should determine the maximum capacity of a hall or hire space while able to maintain social distancing according to the relevant guidelines. It should also identify points of high risk in the building and mitigating actions to address the identified risks. Centre managers should also consider what changes might be needed to enable safe access to the building. These may include: Making use of multiple exit and entry points: to introduce a one way flow in and out of the premises, with appropriate floor markings or signage. Any changes to entrances, exits and queues should take into account the need to make reasonable adjustments for those who need them, such as people with disabilities. Managing the arrival and departure times of different group so as to reduce the pressure at exits and entrances. Queue management: the flow of groups in and out of the premises should be carefully controlled to reduce the risk of congestion. It may be necessary to introduce socially distanced queuing systems. You should make users aware of, and encouraging compliance with, limit son gatherings. Further guidance on how to manage visitors and customers can be found in the BEIS guidance on workplaces. Individual businesses or venues should consider the cumulative impact of many venues re-opening in a small area. This means working with local authorities, neighbouring businesses and travel operators to assess this risk and applying additional mitigations.
These could include: Further lowering capacity – even if it is possible to safely seat a number of people inside a venue, it may not be safe for them all to travel or enter that venue. Staggering entry times with other venues and taking steps to avoid queues building up in surrounding areas. Arranging one-way travel routes between transport hubs and venues. Advising patrons to avoid particular forms of transport or routes and to avoid crowded areas when in transit to the venue. Local authorities should avoid issuing licenses for events that could lead to larger gatherings forming and provide advice to businesses on how to manage events of this type. If appropriate, the government has powers under schedule 22 of the Corona virus Act 2020 to close venues hosting large gatherings or prohibit certain events (or types of event) from taking place, and a power under Regulation 6 of the Health Protection (Corona virus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020 to restrict access to a public place.2b: Cleaning All surfaces, especially those most frequently touched, should be cleaned regularly, using standard cleaning products. If you are cleaning after a known or suspected case of COVID-19 then you should refer to the specific guidance.
See also Waste Disposal (in non-healthcare settings) guidance on how to dispose of face coverings and PPE in a business setting. Sufficient time needs to be allowed for this cleaning to take place, particularly before reopening. Frequently used objects, surfaces or spaces, including for example doorways between outside and inside spaces should be given particular attention when cleaning. Where possible, non-fire doors and windows should be opened to improve ventilation in the premises. Other measures that will usually be needed are: signs and posters to build awareness of good hand washing technique, the need to increase hand washing frequency, advice to avoid touching your face and to cough or sneeze into a tissue which is binned safely, or into your arm if a tissue is not available; providing hand sanitizer in multiple locations, such as reception areas, in addition to washrooms setting clear use and cleaning guidance for toilets to ensure they are kept clean and social distancing is achieved as much as possible; and providing hand drying facilities (paper towels or electrical dryers) businesses should provide extra bins for staff and customers to throw away face coverings and PPE, and should ensure that staff and customers do not use a recycling bin2c: Hygiene and face coverings On entering and leaving a community facility everyone, including staff, should be asked to wash their hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds using soap and water or to use hand sanitizer if hand washing facilities are not available. Face coverings are currently mandatory on public transport, and will be mandatory in shops and in supermarkets from 24 July 2020. People are also encouraged to wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces where there are people they do not normally meet. See relevant guidance on face coverings. Evidence suggests that wearing a face covering does not protect you. However, if you are infected but have not yet developed symptoms, it may provide some protection for others you come into close contact with. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you and your household must isolate at home; wearing a face covering does not change this. Face coverings do not replace social distancing. Even if a face covering issued, staff and users of the space should continue to wash hands regularly and maintain social distancing. If users of the space choose to wear one, it’s important to use face coverings properly and thoroughly wash hands before putting them on and taking them off.
Please note, a face covering is not the same as the surgical masks or respirators used by healthcare and other workers as part of personal protective equipment. These should continue to be reserved for those who need them to protect against risks in their workplace, such as health and care workers, and those in industrial settings, like those exposed to dust hazards. Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 3 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly – see a list of individuals this might apply to. You should be prepared to remove your face covering if asked to do so by police officers and staff for the purposes of identification. Please be mindful that the wearing of a face covering may inhibit communication with people who rely on lip reading, facial expressions and clear sound.2d: Vulnerable people Certain groups of people are at increased risk of severe disease from corona virus (COVID-19), including all people aged 70 or over. Such individuals are advised to stay at home as much as possible and, if they dog out, to take particular care to minimise contact with others outside of their household.2e: Toilets Public toilets, portable toilets and toilets inside premises should be kept open and carefully managed to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.Steps that will usually be needed: Using signs and posters to build awareness of good handwashingtechnique, the need to increase hand washing frequency and to avoid touching your face, and to cough or sneeze into a tissue which is binned safely, or into your arm if a tissue is not available. Consider the use of social distancing marking in areas where queues normally form, and the adoption of a limited entry approach, with one in, one out (whilst avoiding the creation of additional bottlenecks). To enable good hand hygiene consider making hand sanitise available on entry to toilets where safe and practical, and ensure suitable hand washing facilities including running water and liquid soap and suitable options for drying (either paper towels or hand driers) are available. Setting clear use and cleaning guidance for toilets, with increased frequency of cleaning in line with usage. Use normal cleaning products, paying attention to frequently hand touched surfaces, and consider use of disposable cloths or paper roll to clean all hard surfaces.
Keep the facilities well ventilated, for example by fixing doors open where appropriate. Special care should be taken for cleaning of portable toilets and larger toilet blocks. Putting up a visible cleaning schedule can keep it up to date and visible. Providing more waste facilities and more frequent rubbish collection.2f: Noise All venues should ensure that steps are taken to avoid people needing to unduly raise their voices to each other. This includes – but is not limited to– refraining from playing music or broadcasts that may encourage shouting, including if played at a volume that makes normal conversation difficult. This is because of the potential for increased risk of transmission– particularly from aerosol and droplet transmission. Rehearsal and training is permitted in these venues, where it meets the COVID-19 secure guidelines.2g: NHS Test and Trace (collecting attendee data) the opening up of the economy following the COVID-19 outbreak is being supported by NHS Test and Trace. You should assist this service beekeeping a temporary record of your customers, visitors and staff for 21days, in a way that is manageable for your organisation, and assist Nastiest and Trace with requests for that data if needed. This could help contain clusters or outbreaks. Many organisations that take bookings already have systems for recording their customers and visitors – including restaurants, hotels, and hair salons. If you do not already do this, you should do so to help fight the virus. Find further guidance on how to put this in place.2h:
Travel and parking Car parks are permitted to be open and managers of premises and councils should consider practical measures such as changing the car park layout to help people socially distance. Decisions to reopen car parks are to be made locally. Face coverings are now mandatory on public transport, apart from those who meet the exceptions. Guidance on social distancing relevant to transport, parking and the public realm can be found below. Corona virus (COVID-19): safer public places – urban centres and green spaces Corona virus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers3. Permitted activities in multi-use community facilities: signposting to relevant guidance Community facilities such as community centres and village halls are used for a wide range of local activities and services – from childcare provision to hosting social and recreational clubs. In line with the government’s recovery roadmap, different activities are subject to specific reviews and guidance on when and how they are permitted to resume. Where premises deliver a mix of services, only those services that are permitted to be open should be available. Those managing community facilities, and those using community facilities for the following activities, should take account of the relevant guidancebelow:3a: Early years and youth provision Community facilities which serve as premises for early years provision and childcare have been allowed to open for this purpose from 1 June. Providers of these services in community facilities should follow the relevant government guidance: Planning guide for early years and childcare settings Actions for early years and childcare providers during the corona virus outbreak implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings Community facilities can open for the provision of other services for children and young people. Where activities relate to children between the ages of 5-18, they should follow the Dee guidance protective measures for out-of-school settings. For other types of provision please refer to Section3c: Recreation, leisure and social gatherings.3b: Voluntary sector and other service provision Community facilities are currently able to open for essential voluntary activities and urgent public services, such as food banks, homeless services, and blood donation sessions. Any provision should be conducted in line with the core principles of social distancing and shielding for clinically vulnerable people set out above.3c: Recreation, leisure and social gatherings We recognise the importance of social clubs for some individuals and recommend that these can proceed with caution in venues that have been made COVID-19 secure. Clubs or groups that use community facilities can begin to meet again and facility managers should follow these COVID-19 secure guidelines to facilitate that. Premises or locations following COVID-19 secure guidelines will be able toehold more than 30 people, subject to their own capacity limits. It is important for people to maintain social distancing and good hand hygiene when visiting these spaces. People using community facilities should continue to limit their interactions with those they do not live with outside of any formal activities they are participating in to help control the virus. People meeting in a club or group context at a community centre should be encouraged to socially distance from anyone they do not live with or who is not in their support bubble. Large wedding receptions or parties should not currently be taking place and any celebration after the ceremony should follow the broader social distancing guidance set out above. However, from 1 August, small wedding receptions will be able to take place – this means sit-down meals for no more than 30 people, subject to COVID-19 Secure guidance. See guidance on weddings. At this time, community facilities should not permit indoor performances, including drama, comedy and music, to take place in front of a live audience. This is important to mitigate the risks of droplets and aerosol transmission – from either the performer(s) or their audience. Indoor performances to a live audience are expected to resume after 1 August, subject to the successful completion of pilots, and provided prevalence remains around or below current levels. Venues should take account of the performing arts guidance in organising outdoor performances. Singing and wind and brass playing should be limited to professional contexts only. Indoor sporting facilities, fitness centres and dance studios can now open. For venues wishing to provide such activities, please follow this guidance on sports and leisure facilities. Where activities relate to children and young people between the ages of5-18, they should follow the Dee guidance on protective measures for out of-school settings. This is relevant for providers running holiday clubs, after-school clubs, tuition or other out-of-school provision, including sports related or dance activities.3d:
Meetings and civic functions we continue to recommend that where meetings can take place digitally without the need for face-to-face contact, they should continue to do so. Where community facilities need to be used for physical meetings, these meetings should be managed within the social distancing guidance and principles set out above. The principles set out in the ‘Safer workplaces’ guidance apply, including but not limited to: meetings of civic, political or community groups (e.g. parish council meeting, ward meeting of political party; charity board of trustees) MP or councillor surgery/drop-in sessions. The government is discouraging unnecessary physical attendance at meetings. Where necessary to take place physically, participants should maintain 2metres (or 1 metre with risk mitigation) separation throughout public meetings and local consultations (e.g. planning) Local authorities in England have some powers to hold public meetings virtually by using video or telephone conferencing technology. Further information is available: Working safely during corona virus(COVID-19): Offices and contact centres.3e: Retail and shop facilities See the guidance relevant to shops and retail settings, including indoor markets, which may also apply to some activities in community facilities.3f: Places of worship See the guidance for places of worship and faith activity.3g: Office spaces Where community facilities feature office space, see the relevant guidance for office spaces.3h: Outdoor space Where community centres feature outdoor space, see the guidance forsake use of outdoor public spaces.4. Enforcement Where the enforcing authority, such as the HSE or your local authority identifies employers and building operators who are not taking action to comply with the relevant public health legislation and guidance to control public health risks, they are empowered to take a range of actions to improve control of workplace risks. For example, this would cover employers and building operators not taking appropriate action to ensure social distancing, where possible. Failure to complete a risk assessment which takes account of COVID-19,or completing a risk assessment but failing to put in place sufficient measures to manage the risk of COVID-19, could constitute a breach of health and safety law. The actions the enforcing authority can take include the provision of specific advice to employers and building operators to support them to achieve the required standard, through to issuing enforcement notices to help secure improvements. Serious breaches and failure to comply with enforcement notices can constitute a criminal offence, with serious fine sand even imprisonment for up to 2 years.
There is also a wider system of enforcement, which includes specific obligations and conditions for licensed premises. Employers and building operators are expected to respond to any advice or notices issued by enforcing authorities rapidly and are required to do so within any timescales imposed by the enforcing authorities. The vast majority of employers and building operators are responsible and will join with the UK’s fight against COVID-19 by working with the government and their sector bodies to protect their workers and the public. However, inspectors are carrying out compliance checks nationwide to ensure that employers and building operators are taking the necessary steps. KEELBY VILLAGE HALL Local Guidance for hirers on the use of the Village Hall in relation to COVID -19 – August 20201.0 Introduction Please refer to: Guidance -UK GovernmentCOVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities Updated 20 July 2020https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-thesafe-use-of-multi-purpose-community-facilities/covid-19-guidance-for-thesafe-use-of-multi-purpose-community-facilitiesIf government advice and guidance changes, then amendments will be applied to the local guidance provided for hirers of Keel by Village Hall. The Management Committee reserve the right to close the village hall facilities at any time should this be required. It is a requirement for all groups and clubs hiring the hall that they individually prepare asset of their own operating rules for their members. This must be available to, and agreed by the Village Hall. It does not need to be a detailed document, but needs to illustrate how individual groups intend to apply the national and local guidelines. This should be in line with any guidance issued by the relevant governing body for a particular sport or activity. The hirer undertakes to comply with national guidance and this local guidance. Please note that this does not apply specifically to the “Rascals” childcare facility, which is regulated by other organisations and departments egg OFSTED. However, where Rascals staff enters the main building and use facilities egg toilets, they must provide a written understanding of the need for appropriate hygiene and distancing measures to be applied, and to show awareness of other facility users at all times.
If anyone has COVID -19 symptoms, or is isolating, they MUST NOT at any time enter the Village Hall. Our Village Hall is an historic heritage building, and has some limitations in terms of practical entrances and exits, single staircase etc. We ask all hirers and users to apply practical common sense to embrace the principals of ensuring a COVID secure space forall.2.0 social distancing and capacity the numbers of people using the Village Hall at any time will be limited to ensure that safe distancing of 2 metres, can be observed. Those using the Hall must observe the requirement for 2 metre safe distancing at all times. The maximum number of people permitted to use the main hall area is 28.The maximum number of people permitted to use the upstairs dance room is 12.The maximum number of people permitted to use the downstairs meeting room is 16.These figures should be regarded as a guide only. The hirer must ensure that actual maximum numbers must be determined based upon the type of activity and the absolute need to maintain 2 metre distancing. Any furniture used should be suitably placed to enable social distancing to be maintained. Consider “side by side” seating layouts as opposed to “face to face”. If tables are used, place them such that social distancing can be maintained at all times. To avoid risk of aerosol or droplet transmission, steps should be taken to avoid people needing to unduly raise their voices to each other, e.g. refrain from playing music at volume which makes normal conversation difficult. Where possible alternative entrances and exits will be used e.g. the Main door for the entrance and a suitable fire door for an exit. This is not possible in all rooms, and at likely “pinch points” e.g. doorways and stairs appropriate “give and take” measures should be taken to maintain 2m distancing. Particular care should be taken to ensure that social distancing is maintained for any persons aged 70 or over, or likely to be more clinically vulnerable to COVID-19.
Please do not enter the Village Hall if you are not a participating member of the group. Egad you are picking up or dropping off, please remain outside the Hall by arrangement with the group organiser. Appropriate safeguarding must, however, not be compromised. Please maintain social distancing whilst waiting outside the Hall.3.0 Hygiene, Cleaning and Ventilation On entering and leaving the Village Hall, everyone, including staff, should be asked to wash their hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds using soap and water or to use hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer will be made available and hand washing is available in the toilets. When toilet facilities are used, please wash and sanitise hands before and after use at all times.The Village Hall does not have the resource to clean all areas between each hire group session. The Village Hall will however be cleaned on a daily basis. We require all hirers to wipe down all surfaces that have been contacted, especially those most frequently touched. Cleaning products and paper towels will be provided. This should include any tables and chairs that have been used, door handles, light switches, washbasins etc. Only plastic chairs will be provided at this time to make cleaning easier. Wiping of floor areas may also be required following, for example, sport or training classes. Bins will be provided for the disposal of paper towels. Please dispose of all rubbish at the end of the hire in the outside bins. Hirers are encouraged to bring their own drinks and any food items. If any kitchen items are used, they should be washed appropriately, dried and stowed away. The hirer must provide any tea towels and take them away. Sharing of items or equipment should be avoided. There are some groups where, for example, sharing of equipment is required egg circuit training fitness groups using weights or bars. It is considered that, currently this will be impractical in terms of ensuring that items can be properly cleansed between multi uses. At this time, therefore, activities that include multiple shared items or equipment will not be permitted unless rigorous cleaning procedures can be guaranteed and applied at all times. In the event of someone becoming unwell with suspected COVID -19 symptoms whilst at the Hall, the activity should be stopped immediately, and all asked to leave the Hall. Usual hand sanitising and social distancing rules must be observed. Advice all involved with the group or activity to launder their clothes when they arrive home. The hirer must ensure that all contact details have been recorded (see section 4.0).
Contact the Booking Secretary immediately as the Hall will require immediate closure. A number for the Booking Secretary (F White) is included within this document. If cleaning is required after a known or suspected case of COVID-19 then this will be undertaken by the Village Hall. Where possible, doors and windows should be opened to improve ventilation in the premises. Any external doors that are opened must be securely closed at the end of the hire. We recognise that is difficult within our Village Hall, but please open doors where possible and practicable. Face coverings are currently mandatory on public transport and mandatory in shops and in supermarkets. People are also encouraged to wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces where there are people, they do not normally meet. It is considered that if social distancing requirements (2m) can be observed at all times then the use of face coverings within the Village Hall should not be required. The hirer and the group member’s activity should perhaps consider whether the wearing of a face covering is recommended or advised.4.0 NHS Test and Trace (collecting attendee data) the opening up of the economy and Community Facilities following the COVID-19outbreak is being supported by NHS Test and Trace. All hirers You should assist this service by keeping a temporary record of your group members, customers, visitors and staff for 21 days, in a way that is manageable for your organisation, and assist NHS Test and Trace with requests for that data if needed. This could help contain clusters or outbreaks. If the hirer is aware that anyone within their group has attended the Village Hall within a 7-day period prior to any symptoms of COVID-19 being evident, then we would ask that the Village Hall be contacted immediately. A number for the Booking Secretary (F White) is included within this document.5.0 Enforcement The Village Hall cannot supervise all groups and activities that are taking place. We ask that all groups comply with these national and local guidelines, and carry out their activities in accordance with their own operating principles at all times. Please be considerate of all of the Hall users and use the facility safely at all times. If inappropriate use or behaviour is observed please inform the Village Hall Booking Secretary. If there is evidence that guidelines are not being followed, then the hire will be terminated. The Village Hall reserve the right to close the Village Hall at any time if there are any safety concerns relating to COVID -19.Be safe, be considerate, and enjoy the Village Hall facilities. Thank you.
Declaration: Name of group/Hirer: Date/time of Hire: The Hirer verifies that they have read and understood the National Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities, and also the Local Guidance issued by Keelby Village Hall. Signed: Print Name: Contact Information: The Village Hall verifies that they have received an outline document from the hirer, identifying how guidelines will be applied to their specific hire. (See section 1.0)Signed for the Village Hall: Contact for The Booking Secretary, Mr F White, 07305 184389COVID – 19 Specific Risk Assessment for Keelby Village Hall Date: August 2020Review Date: As required by updated Government Guidelines Areas Assessed All Village Hall Areas (Not including Rascals Facility) Risk Details – Under controls you should note the additional measures that are needed to reduce the risk to an acceptable level and record when they have been implemented. Likelihood: 1 = Low (seldom) 2 = Medium (Frequently) 3 = High (Certain or Near Certain)Severity: 1 = Low (Minor cuts and bruises) 2 = Medium (Serious injury or incapacitated for3 days or more) 3 = High (Fatality or a number of persons injured)Risk rating: 1-2 = Low Priority, 3-4 = Medium Priority, 6-9 = High Priority Hazards/Risks/Persons Affected Existing Controls Likelihood(L)Severity(S)RiskRating(LXS)AdditionalControlsContractingCOVID-19within the Village Hall Environment National Awareness and Government Guidelines2 3 6All persons entering the Village Hall including Village Hall Members, Hirers and users, workers, and contractors Limited access to the Hall, provided by the key holder and Booking Secretary. Contractors would be supervised and apply their own organisation rules on OVID safety. Cleaner provided with PPE as required, and briefed on working procedures. Specific Government Advice available and Local Guidance specific to Keelby Village Hall issued to hirers. This indicates safe practices tenable social distancing and good hygiene practices and identification of users. This includes limiting numbers of persons using the Hall Hirers required to outline safe use practices, to be agreed by the Village Hall