Community buildings – next steps towards re-opening
Planning for the re-opening of your community building
Community buildings can currently be open to the public for two reasons: ‘to provide essential voluntary activities or urgent public support services’, and (from Monday 1 June) for ‘early years childcare provided by a person registered on the Early Years Register’.
EDIT – with effect from Mon 15 June, community buildings can also open to host an indoor market (see paragraph (4) (e) of this legislation, which amends paragraph (7) of the original Health Protection Regulations).
Guidance on opening for pre-schools is at the link below.
The next stage in re-opening community halls and centres will take place from 6 July at the earliest, as part of step 3 of the Government’s Our Plan to Rebuild process. We hope to have detailed guidance for managers and trustees of community buildings in mid-June, so please look out for this in our news bulletins and here on our website. You can register for our news emails and see previous bulletins at this link.
Join our video conference on 25 June
We will be hosting a video conference on Zoom from 10 am to 12 noon on Thursday 25 June to share this guidance and to address your questions and concerns about re-opening. Please note your interest by emailing Kevin Sawers and he will send you the meeting details and password. Demand is likely to be high so we’ll need to limit attendance to one person per organisation. We will record the meeting, though, and will send out the audio recording afterwards for you to share with colleagues and trustees (just within your organisation, please).
If demand does prove very high we may restrict attendance to members of Action Hampshire. We are currently offering 3 months’ membership for free so apply now to guarantee your place on this video conference – membership details are here and email Kevin Sawers to register for the video meeting.