ACRE briefing for village halls in anticipation of ‘Freedom Day’
by Phillip Vincent,

ACRE briefing for village halls in anticipation of ‘Freedom Day’

With remaining Covid-19 regulations set to end on 19 July, ACRE has received a number of enquiries as to what village halls should do to continue keeping users safe.

In due course, we will be issuing updated and detailed information, however in the interim, we recommend village halls take note of our briefing note sent to all ACRE Network members which explains the changes expected.

Our briefing note recommends that all halls continue to keep measures that keep more vulnerable residents safe, whether that be maintaining well-ventilated spaces or encouraging users to wear face masks

In essence, we expect legal restrictions will no longer apply, however government guidance on Covid safe measures will continue to be issued. This is because the Government is now stressing the need for people to “make informed decisions and act carefully and proportionately to manage risk to themselves and others”

Our briefing note recommends that all halls continue to take steps that keep vulnerable residents safe, whether that be maintaining well-ventilated spaces or encouraging users to wear face masks.

Our members have been working hard during the last 18 months to keep hall committees well informed about the changing legislation and regulation in relation to COVID-19. The work has been supported by the ACRE Information Sheet and Appendices that have been freely available to all.