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Latest Corona Virus information from ACRE
Latest Corona Virus information from ACRE

Local Restrictions Tiers from Wednesday 2nd December 2020 as applied to village and community halls

The local restrictions are set out HERE. The Government’s Guidance for Community Facilities has been updated but does not yet cover all points.

  • Village and Community Halls will be permitted to open in a COVID-19 secure manner, observing Hands – Face – Space.

  • Indoors, the rule of 6 applies in tier 1; In tiers 2 and 3 social interactions – i.e. mixing or mingling – should only be within households/support bubbles. This also applies to places of worship.

  • Christmas fayres and Santa’s grottos are permitted in COVID-19 secure venues.

  • Indoor exercise and dance classes and sports are permitted in tier 1 in accordance with the

    rule of 6, in tier 2 with social interactions limited to households/support bubbles. In tier 3 it is advised that indoor sports and exercise classes should not take place other than those involving individual household/bubbles. Organised sports must follow the guidance of their national governing body, which enables exemptions to apply. Informal sports can only take place within the legal gathering limits. Exceptions apply e.g. supervised activities for under 18s.

  • Public attendance at indoor and outdoor performances, shows (e.g. school nativity plays, Christmas pantomimes) and sporting events is limited to 50% of capacity in tiers 1 and 2 but these events are not permitted at halls in Tier 3. Film shows, plays, concerts, spectators at sports events are not permitted in tier 3.

  • There are slightly different rules for cafes and bars in tiers 1 and 2. In tier 3 takeaway, delivery or click and collect services only are permitted.

  • Funerals may take place with 30 attending, wakes and similar events with 15. Weddings may take place with 15. Wedding receptions are permitted with 15 in tiers 1 and 2 but not permitted in tier 3.

  • Outdoors the rule of 6 applies to all public spaces e.g. recreation fields, parks, public gardens. 

  • From 23rd to 27th December, people may choose to form a Christmas bubble.

  • On New Year's Eve the normal rules for tier apply.


Local restriction tiers by area

  • This is the link to the list, which will be reviewed HERE If your village halls committee needs support then please contact your local ACRE Network member HERE

    This information is provided by ACRE for ACRE Network Members and Village Hall Management Committees. Issued 2nd December 2020. Version 2

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