Revised Information Sheet for opening village & community halls
by Deborah Clarke, Village Halls/ Rural Evidence Manager

Revised Information Sheet for opening village & community halls

Village and community halls are now able to open their doors and are looking forward to helping their communities get back together for a wide range of events and activities.

Last week ACRE issued a briefing note that provided recommendations for taking steps to keep vulnerable residents safe, whether that be maintaining well-ventilated spaces or encouraging users to wear face masks

ACRE’s Information Sheet on Opening Village Halls has now been updated and version 11 is being released today along with a set of Appendices. Notes of the changes can be found on pages 1 & 2 of the Information Sheet. Any help and support needed can be provided by Our members who have been working hard to support hall committees through the ups and downs of changing legislation since March 2020 are available to support all committee. Do contact them for word copies of the Appendices.

You can download the revised Information Sheet and the Appendices here:

Information Sheet V.11 July 2021


A: Checklist for Re-opening

B: Sample Questionnaire for regular users

C: COVID-19 Secure Premises Poster

D: Management of Social Distancing – A risk-based approach

E. Sample Special Conditions of Hire during COVID-19

F. Sample COVID-19 Risk Assessment for re-opening of Village and Community Halls

G. Sample COVID-19 Risk Assessment for hirers of Village and Community Halls

H. Sample COVID – 19 First Aid Box and Action list

I. Sample posters for display at playgrounds/play equipment and outdoor gyms

J. Performances - removed

K. Sport and exercise - removed

L. COVID-19 Treatment Plan

M. NHS Test and Trace QR code