Marlow Community Association established Liston Hall as a Covid-secure venue at the start of the pandemic and continues to work hard to maintain that status. In addition to our normal Booking Conditions, we have Covid-related Conditions & Guidelines which are mandatory for every event. These will continue to be strictly applied until at least mid-June and need to be agreed to and signed by all hirers.

We also have the Statement of Permitted Use, based on current government regulations and guidance from Community Impact Bucks and reproduced here. It is updated from time to time as the situation changes and takes precedence over other conditions if contradictions occur. Please follow the links to download the documents.

Specific guidance is given throughout the site in red, describing the changes that Covid has made to our normal way of working, as well as necessary behaviour and precautions to protect all hirers and staff and to ensure the building remains Covid-safe.

From Monday 17th May 2021


Groups of 6 people or 2 households are permitted indoors.

Each group MUST remain socially distanced from other groups.


Unless the individual has a valid official exemption, anyone visiting Liston Hall for any reason must wear a face covering when moving around. The face covering must cover the nose and mouth; a visor alone is not sufficient. Face coverings may be removed when seated within the individual’s group.

For all types of event, at least 2 metres (minimum 1 metre if all involved are wearing face coverings) must be maintained between groups.

On condition that the rules about facemasks and distancing are observed at all times, the maximum permitted capacity for each room is:

  • Main Hall - 75 people

  • Garden Room - 25 people

  • Thames Room - 25 people.

Most event types are likely to be permitted, with the exception of parties & similar events where social distancing will be hard to maintain.

Additional hygiene measures (sanitiser etc) must be followed, one way systems enforced and ventilation maximised.

MCA's Covid-related booking conditions & guidelines remain mandatory for all hirers and for every event and will continue to apply until at least mid-June.  This is in addition to the normal Booking Conditions.

Your security deposit may be forfeit if any breaches of these or other conditions occur.


Each booking will be assessed to ensure that it will be conducted in a way that complies with the law and current guidelines.  The Association reserves the right to refuse any booking that is or might be in contravention of the conditions.

Please note - Liston Hall’s cancellation penalties as stated in the normal Booking Conditions are in force.  However if the rules change and MCA have to cancel paid-for bookings, refunds will be given.

Please contact the office if you have any questions or concerns.