Re-opening Village Halls – 18 September 2020


Kim Slater


18 September 2020 – ACRE Information Sheet Version 6

Version 6 of the ACRE Information Sheet is available to download below.

This update endeavours to explain the practicalities of working within the new rule of 6 guidance and the update to the Guidance for Multi-purpose Community Facilities made on 14th September 2020. The government guidance confirms: “Community facilities following COVID-19 Secure guidance can host more than 6 people in total, but no one should visit or socialise in a group of greater than 6.”

The other changes to the ACRE Information Sheet are listed in the ACRE Information Sheet v6 – Key Changes document.

Unfortunately, there is still room for different interpretations within the government guidance. The ACRE Information Sheet aims to help you navigate this guidance and is our best interpretation.


We will keep this blog post up to date and change the date in the title, so hall management committees can easily see if the guidance has been amended and can ensure that they are working from the current version.

COVID-19 Information Sheet – Opening your hall after lockdown V6 18.09.20

There are Microsoft Word versions of the appendices (including the two sample risk assessments) so that management committees can download and tailor documents to local circumstances.

Appendix A – Checklist 20.7.20

Appendix B – Hirer Questionnaire 20.7.20

Appendix C – COVID Secure Poster 17.8.20

Appendix D – Social Distancing 18.9.20

Appendix E – Sample Special Conditions of Hire 18.9.20

Appendix F – Risk Assessment for Hall Committees 18.9.20

Appendix G – Risk Assessment for Hall Hirers 18.9.20

Appendix H – First Aid Box 20.7.20

Appendix I – Playground Notice 20.7.20

Appendix J – Performances in Village Halls 18.9.20

Appendix K – Exercise and Sport 18.9.20

Appendix L – COVID-19 Treatment Plan 20.7.20

Legionella guidance COVID-19

We are trying to circulate this information as widely as possible, so please pass it on to anyone you know that is involved with a village hall. If you (or they) want to receive information directly, please Contact Us.