Village Centre Update – 17th July 2020

corona virus imageOur planned reopening on the 6th July had to be delayed, due to Government restrictions on exercise and dance classes. But fortunately, those restrictions have been relaxed now, therefore we are making plans for limited opening from Saturday 25th July. It is important to say that, even at this late stage, there is a possibility of further changes to Government guidance, but we are hopeful that this time we really can start to welcome people back to the Centre!

What we hope will be possible . . .

The resumption of small groups of exercise and dance classes that use the main hall. Groups that normally use the smaller rooms in the Centre will have to  move temporarily into the main hall in order to maintain the correct social distancing.

The only rooms in the Centre that will be open initially will be: the main St Nicholas Hall, the entrance lobby and the toilet off the main hall. All other rooms, the Garden Room, the Loft, the Hub, the kitchen, the main toilets etc. will remain closed for the time being.

What we will NOT be able to do straight away . . .

In a normal week the Centre is used for many different types of event, including parties, weddings, community lunches, Village Voice talks, the Village Cinema and others. None of these will be able to take place yet. Once we have had some experience of running the Centre in the limited manner outlined above, we will start to plan for the opening up of the venue for these larger functions. It is not currently possible to say when this will be. We will post more information here as soon as the situation becomes clearer.

Please do not come to the Centre unless it is for a prearranged group activity such as an exercise of dance class. Also, you should only come to a class if you have been definitely told by your tutor that it will be running. The Centre will not be open at the moment for any other visitors.

Meanwhile, stay safe, protect yourself and protect others and keep washing those hands. Let’s keep Dersingham fit and healthy!