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Previous COVID-19 Announcements

Previous announcements and updates from UK Gov and ACRE

National lockdown: Stay at Home

See: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home?priority-taxon=774cee22-d896-44c1-a611-e3109cce8eae&fbclid=IwAR1JZcWoC3I2bYC4yYrTB96mYHsAifR5XxBIDgGr-1rq-79DXA6Aw3c1Mo8


HAMPSTHWAITE IS IN TIER 3 FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT - 30th December 2020 
As a Covid-19 Secure venue this means the Memorial Hall can stay open but:

  • "Group events should not take place, unless there’s a specific legal exemption to the social contact rules e.g. support groups, supervised activities for children".
  • "Gyms and sports facilities will be open for individual exercise and exercise in single households or support bubbles only. Indoor group activities and exercise classes should not take place."
  • See: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-3-very-high-alert#sport-and-physical-activity

UK Gov Guidance: COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities
Updated 30 November 2020
See: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-multi-purpose-community-facilities/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-multi-purpose-community-facilities


HAMPSTHWAITE NOW IN TIER 2!
UK Gov Guidance: Local restriction tiers: what you need to know

 UK 4 WEEK NATIONAL LOCKDOWN STARTS THURSDAY 5th DECEMBER

See: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-52530518
Also: UK Gov Guidance : New National Restrictions from 5 November

From 28 September further measures will become law:
"a wider range of leisure and entertainment venues, services provided in community centres and close contact settings will be subject to COVID19 Secure requirements in law. This includes ensuring customers observe the rule of six, and appropriate social distancing through signage, layout, and managing customer entry".
See: UK Gov Guidance : Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do Updated 22 September 2020

22nd Sept Announcements: 

  • Weddings now limited to 15 - but Funerals can continue with 30
  • 10pm curfew for pubs, bars and restaurants (need to check if this includes Community Buildings)
  • Ban on indoor sports involving more than six people (need to check if this includes Indoor Bowls and Snooker)

  • Rule of 6 (from 14th Sept) As a Covid secure venue Halls can host more than one group of 6, but each group of 6 cannot mix / mingle / socialise / interact with any other group of 6. The total overall number of attendees must still be within a halls Covid secure capacity limit. See: Community First Yorkshire

22nd Sept Announcements: 

  • Weddings now limited to 15 - but Funerals can continue with 30
  • 10pm curfew for pubs, bars and restaurants (need to check if this includes Community Buildings)
  • Ban on indoor sports involving more than six people (need to check if this includes Indoor Bowls and Snooker)

  • Rule of 6 (from 14th Sept) As a Covid secure venue Halls can host more than one group of 6, but each group of 6 cannot mix / mingle / socialise / interact with any other group of 6. The total overall number of attendees must still be within a halls Covid secure capacity limit. See: Community First Yorkshire

UK Gov : Guidance - COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities (updated 14 Aug) Para 2e: Toilets : confirmation that either paper towels or hand driers may be used

UK Gov Guidance Updated 13 August 2020 (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do)

From 15 August the following activities can resume provided they follow the Covid-19 Secure guidelines:

  • indoor performances
  • wedding receptions and celebrations for up to 30 people, in the form of a sit-down meal

From 8th August face coverings are required to be worn inside village and community halls. The Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed to ACRE that:
“On entering a village hall, you will be required to wear a face covering, and will be required to keep it on, unless you are covered under a ‘reasonable excuse’. This could be for a gym class, if you need to eat or drink something, or if you have a health or disability reason to not wear one”. . W.H.O. statement is: "People should NOT wear masks when exercising, as masks may reduce the ability to breathe comfortably".


Prime Minister's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 31 July 2020
UK Gov : Guidance - Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments - including indoor and outdoor markets and craft fairs.
  • Face coverings are mandatory for customers in shops and recommended for staff (but not mandatory).
Previous COVID-19 Announcements
Previous announcements and updates from UK Gov and ACRE