LISTON HALL PERMITTED USE - Update 11 September 2020
Having established Liston Hall as a Covid-secure venue, Marlow Community Association was delighted that we were able to reopen from Monday 13th July. Since then we have continued to review the legislation, government guidelines and advice from Community Impact Bucks.
In addition to our normal booking Conditions, we have prepared a set of conditions and guidelines relating to Covid-19 – these are mandatory for all hirers and for every event, and will remain in force for the foreseeable future.
To enable us to adapt to guidance as it develops, we have also produced a statement of the limitations that will apply for events in Liston Hall. This statement will be updated from time to time as the situation changes and takes precedence over other conditions if contradictions occur.
In response to the recently announced changes to legislation, from September 14th until further notice, the following statement applies:
All members of the public attending Liston Hall must wear a face covering when they arrive, and unless the event type is exempt, keep them on especially where social distancing may be difficult, and where there may be contact with people you do not normally meet.
Each booking, both existing and future, will be assessed to ensure that it will be conducted in a way that complies with the law and current guidelines as indicated below. The Association reserves the right to refuse or cancel any booking that is or might be in contravention of the conditions.
The government guidance is available in detail at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-meeting-with-others-safely-social-distancing and an extract can be downloaded here.
Relevant details include:
When meeting friends and family you do not live with you must not meet in a group of more than 6 indoors or outdoors.
Venues following COVID-19 secure guidelines will be able to continue to host more people in total.
No one should visit in a group of greater than 6. When you visit one of these places, you should:
follow the limits on the number of other people you should meet with as a group - no more than six people unless you all live together (or are in the same support bubble)
avoid social interaction with anyone outside the group you are with, even if you see other people you know
provide your contact details to the organiser so that you can be contacted if needed by the NHS Test and Trace programme
Please also note:
Liston Hall’s cancellation penalties as stated in the normal Booking Conditions have been suspended since reopening. Please note that they will be reintroduced from January 1st 2021. If the rules on permitted bookings change and MCA is forced to cancel a booking as a result, an exception will be made and a full refund will be given.
This statement can be downloaded here. Please contact the office if you have questions or concerns about any aspect of coming back to enjoy the facilities that Liston Hall and Marlow Community Association offer.