Re-opening of WCA from 7th September
We are now able to give you information about our plans to resume activities. Following all the Government guidelines for dealing with Covid-19 means that things will be very different and the way in which we operate will change significantly. Some of these changes are described below; all the new procedures are designed to safeguard those who use the Hall and facilities, and to protect the community in which we live.
Some of the main changes are as follows:
- User numbers will be restricted to a maximum of 18 people.
- There will be a minimum of 1 hour between sessions to allow for cleaning.
- Users will be expected to clean key surfaces and areas prior to and after the meetings.
- Social distancing must be practised.
- Hand cleaning by washing or sanitising must be carried out
- Face coverings will be required in the Hall, unless special conditions apply
The kitchen facilities will be available, but hygiene procedures must be considered
Our first and main responsibility has been to conduct a Covid-19 risk assessment and introduce procedures to ensure that all who use the Hall are safe; it is then for each meeting organiser and its participants to comply with the procedures. That risk assessment has now been conducted and it confirms that the hall is Covid-19 secure. We have devised new Hiring agreements which reflect those new rules and communicated the changes to Hirers.
The Health Protection Regulations in force put all the onus of risk assessment and compliance with social distancing on the organiser of the meeting and on the participants. If either of these feel they cannot remain within the guidance for their particular activity it is their responsibility not to book the hall for this activity or not to participate in it.
The way we use the Hall has changed in order to comply with Government guidance; these restrictions or new procedures are for the safety of all, but with common sense, should not mean that your use should cease. Indeed, we are very anxious to ensure that use of the Hall continues because that in part safeguards our continued existence as a Community Association.
Further details of the new procedures can be supplied by Peter Woodward, our Bookings Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org .If you think you will have difficulty following them because of the nature of the activity or the composition of the group, please contact the Bookings Secretary for further advice
Other WCA activities
The Tennis Club is open to members- see the website http://wellingtoncommunity.co.uk/sports-recreations/tennis-club/ for further information
The Bowls Club is also open- see the website http://www.wellingtonbowlsclub.org.uk for further information.