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Managing a community facility during COVID-19

​Throughout COVID-19 we are continuing to provide remote support to people managing village halls and other community buildings. We also continue to work on behalf of the Leicestershire and Rutland PFA to advise on the management of playing fields and other outdoor facilities. To support this work we've gathered together some information and resources that should help you to manage your facility appropriately during this time.

 

We're updating the information on this page as frequently as possible however things are changing rapidly as the situation continues to develop and availability of the services, information and resources may change.

Re-opening village halls and community buildings

ACRE Guidance Sheet - Opening your hall after lockdown - 18 September 2020

This guidance is provided for village hall management committees. It is not a substitute for Government guidance or professional or legal advice

To view the Information Sheet please click here or the title above. Two additional documents are available below.

Appendix F - Risk Assessment for Community Building

Appendix G - Risk Assessment for Hirers

We would encourage you to use our information sheet in conjunction with the official government guidance which can be found by clicking here.


RCC Online Training Session - Re-opening your village hall or community building - 4th July 2020

A recording of an hour long training session we delivered via Zoom running through available guidance from ACRE and the UK Government on safely re-opening and using village halls and community buildings. Please note this session was delivered on 3rd July and is based on available guidance and legislation at that time. The guidance is provided for village hall management committees. It is not a substitute for Government guidance or professional or legal advice

Click here to view the recording in full.

You can view the slides from the meeting here.

An FAQ document including answers to all questions asked by participants during the session are available here.


Government Guidance - Safe use of multi-purpose community facilities

Official government guidance issued to guide the safe and legal use of multi-purpose community facilities including village halls and other community buildings


Government Guidance - Protective measures for children in out of school settings

Official government guidance setting out protective measures for holiday or after school clubs and other out of school settings for children during the coronavirus outbreak including those in village halls and other community buildings


 

Information sheets and model documents for village halls and community buildings

Information sheets and model documents

www.ruralcc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Village-Hall-Advice-Sheets-and-Model-Documents.pdf

RCC members have free access to all our village hall information sheets and model documents.

A list of available documents is available via the link above or by clicking here.

Joining the RCC costs £60 per year. To find out more please visit www.ruralcc.org.uk/join or email us on member@ruralcc.org.uk.


 

Guidance for village halls and other charities on meetings, AGMs and reporting

Charity Commission

www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-the-charity-sector

Guidance from the Charity Commission for village halls and other charities concerned about meetings, AGMS and reporting during the coronavirus outbreak.


 

Funding available to community facilities during the outbreak

ACRE - Village Hall Eligibility for Government Support

http://www.ruralcc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ACRE-guidance-on-eligibility-for-government-support-for-halls-2.4.20.pdf 

A summary document prepared by ACRE setting our eligibility for support from Government for village halls and similar rural community buildings


 

Other useful guidance and resources for community facilities during the outbreak

RCC Guidance Sheet - Advice for village halls and community buildings during COVID-19

An advice sheet prepared by our community buildings specialist with key details to help you safely manage your facility in line with Government measures and guidance.


NCVO - Coronavirus Guidance

www.ncvo.org.uk/practical-support/information/coronavirus

NCVO guidance and resources to support charities, voluntary organisations and volunteers during the covid-19 pandemic including information to help you decide what steps you and your organisation need to take.


 

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