Community Building COVID-19 Guidance

January 2021 Update

Following Gloucestershire being moved in to Tier 4, as of 31st December 2020, the Government guidance has been updated for multi-purpose facilities. See Section 3 for a summary of Tier 4 permissible activity. This can be found by clicking here.

In addition, ACRE have produced a summary sheet on implications of Tier 4 which can be found below.

ACRE Information for V&C Halls in Tier 4 - December 2020 

Tier System update:

This update takes account of the tier regulations which came into effect on 2nd December and are due to remain in force until 3rd February.  Changes have been made to the Information Sheet in Sections 2,4 and Appendices C,D J and K

As the lead organisation for support for Community Buildings, GRCC has held a number of online sessions since the summer to guide you through how to re-open your community building with regard to the rules around COVID-19. We have also been sending out updates via our Community Buildings Network mailing lists. You can sign up to this mailing list here 

You can access the latest versions of the ACRE information sheet and its appendices by clicking on the links below. This should be read alongside the latest government guidance issued on the same subject which can be accessed by clicking here.

To help you interpret the information and for further help, please contact your relevant  GRCC Community Development Officer:

Cotswolds and Forest of Dean: Liane James: - 

Stroud, Tewkesbury and Gloucester: Helen Richards - 

Cheltenham: Angela Gilbert- 

ACRE Covid-19 Information sheet - opening your hall after lockdown V8 18.12.2020

Appendix A: Reopening checklist

Appendix B: Covid Re-opening questionnaire

Appendix C: Covid secure poster

Appendix D: Management of social distancing

Appendix E: Sample special conditions of hire during Covid-19

Appendix F: Risk assessment for hall committees

Appendix G: Risk assessment for hall hirers

Appendix H: Covid-19 first aid box

Appendix I: Playground and play equipment signage

Appendix J: Performances in village and community halls

Appendix K: Indoor and outdoor exercise and sport

Appendix L: Covid-19 treatment plan

Appendix M: Test & Trace QR Code

Legionella guidance - Covid-19