Hall Hire during COVID-19 – UPDATED 1.11.2020

In accordance with Government guidelines The Barn will remain closed until further notice.

It is critical that everybody observes the following key behaviours:

  • HANDS – Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds.
  • FACE – a face covering must be worn on entry and exit and when moving around the premises by all those aged 11 or over unless a health exemption applies, including by people popping in e.g. to collect or watch children at an activity.

The situations in which a face covering can be removed include:

∼ To eat and drink as long as seated to do so

∼ Where it will interfere with exercise or other activity

∼ Where someone will not be able to hear clearly (e.g. needs to lip read/see facial expression), or

∼ Where other Guidance applies e.g. Performance, Grassroots sport, Out of School Settings where children are not recommended to wear them, or for a workplace, e.g. a cleaner working on their own, a parish clerk in their office, a receptionist or volunteer behind a perspex screen.

  • SPACE – Stay 2 metres apart where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place.

When visiting the hall, please scan in the QR code using the NHS Covid-19 app

A face covering is mandatory unless exempt

Please read the guidelines, risk assessments and documents relating to Covid-19 below.

Party/ private bookings: At present the Hall is closed for this type of booking. We are happy to take bookings on a provisional basis with no deposit. If government guidelines on community facilities change, we can allow these to go ahead.

Low Impact Classes: The maximum amount of people with 2 metre social distancing with face masks/covering for the hall is 8 standing plus instructor on the stage or 6 for floor mat classes plus instructor on the stage.


If anyone who has entered the Hall develops COVID-19 symptoms, it will be closed for 72 hours to deep clean and sanitise.

Below are links to documents to show how Heath Village Barn’s Committee aims to keep it’s hirers safe:

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My phone is too old for QR codes, what should I do?

If you are not the owner of a smartphone with the NHS Covid-19 app, please ensure the organiser of your activity or group has taken your details for their NHS Test & Trace Register.

This is a legal requirement and your details only need be held for the recommended period of 21 days.

How will you know if an attendee tests positive for Covid-19?

All attendees and visitors have a duty to report their condition immediately to the hirer/organiser who in turn MUST advise our Booking Secretary without delay.

Special conditions SC9 & 14 apply.

HM Government Updates

The global pandemic as you are no doubt aware necessitates changes at very short notice. Below are changes to the above policies that we are aware of:

UPDATE 14 Sept 2020 – People can no longer socialise in groups of more than 6

  • Any gathering of more than six people in England is illegal unless it meets one of a limited list of exemptions
  • This applies to gatherings both indoors and outdoors
  • The new rule does not apply to households or bubbles of more than six, or gatherings for work or education
  • Weddings, funerals, and organised team sports carried out in a Covid-secure way are also exempt/li>

For more Guidance


24th September 2020 – Test and trace app and QR codes set up


12th October 2020

Local COVID Alert levels set