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Coronavirus

Due to the ongoing challenges of the pandemic and the multiple social, health and economic impacts we have collected our updated guidance together below.

This section contains information mostly in the form of online links to the most up to date guidance available.

Information surrounding coronavirus and COVID-19 is changing on a daily basis . ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) recommends everyone should follow the guidance issued by Public Health England, GOV.UK and the NHS and keep abreast of the ever-changing situation.

Key sources

Village Halls and Community Buildings

ACT releases updates about coronavirus issues relating to community buildings. Links to these are shown below. We would recommend you work through these starting with the most recent, as similar issues may be covered in separate updates and some updates replace all previous information.

Community Buildings Re-opening - Update July 2021

24th July 2021

This article contains updated information for village and community halls re-opening and adapting to the latest Covid-19 regulations and Government guidance at Step 4 of the Roadmap out of Lockdown.

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Community Buildings Re-opening - Update 22 April 2021

22nd April 2021

This article contains updated information and template documents for village halls and community buildings preparing to re-open in line with the Government's 4 step Roadmap out of Lockdown.

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Community Buildings Re-opening post COVID-19 closure - Update 26 March 2021

26th March 2021

This article contains information for village halls and community buildings preparing to re-open in line with the Government's 4 step Roadmap out of Lockdown. It is an update on all previous briefings.

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Community Buildings Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 20 December 2021

21st December 2020

Village and community halls located in Tier 4 areas are required to close from Sunday 20th December onwards, except for the purposes outlined below.

The new restrictions are similar to those of the November lockdown. Review is scheduled for 30th December.

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Community Buildings Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 18 December 2020

18th December 2020

This article contains information for village and community buildings on preparing for re-opening. It includes links to ACRE Information Sheet (version 8) and appendices updated in line with Government guidance.

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Community Buildings Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 1 December 2020

1st December 2020

This article contains information for village halls and community buildings on the Tiers system, preparing for re-opening and Christmas activities.

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Community Buildings Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 11th November 2020

11th November 2020

This article contains the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for Village and Community buildings, dated 11th November 2020. It advises all halls should be closed from 5th November to 3rd December during the national Lockdown, except in specific circumstances.

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Community Buildings Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 5th November 2020

5th November 2020

This article contains the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for Village and Community buildings, dated 5th November 2020. It advises all halls should be closed from 5th November to 3rd December 2020 during the national Lockdown.

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Community Buildings Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 2nd October 2020

2nd October 2020

This article contains information for village halls and community buildings on preparing for re-opening. It includes links to updated ACRE Information Sheet (Version 7) appendices in line with regulations regarding face coverings; Test and Trace QR code posters; and reduced numbers permitted for weddings and civil ceremonies. Please also read the previous 2nd, 11th, 16th June; 3rd, 8th, 21st July; 21st August; and 18th, 24th September ACT...

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Community Buildings Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 24th September 2020

24th September 2020

This article contains information for village halls and community buildings on preparing for re-opening. It includes links to the ACRE Information Sheet (Version 6) and appendices, following new regulations on NHS Test and Trace QR codes and further Government guidance. Please also read the previous 2nd, 11th, 16th June; 3rd, 8th, 21st July; 21st August; and 18th September ACT Updates. Information surrounding Coronavirus and COVID-19 may change; ACTion with Communities in...

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Community Buildings Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 18th September 2020

18th September 2020

This article contains information for village halls and community buildings on preparing for re-opening. It includes links to updated ACRE Information Sheet (Version 6), following new regulations on social gatherings and further Government guidance. Please also read the previous 2nd, 11th, 16th June; 3rd, 8th, 21st July; and 21st August ACT Updates.

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Community Buildings Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 21st August 2020

21st August 2020

This article contains information for village halls and community buildings on preparing for re-opening. It includes links to updated ACRE Information Sheet (Version 5), following new regulations requiring face coverings and further Government guidance, clarification and announcements. Please also read the previous 2nd, 11th, 16th June and 3rd, 8th, 21st July ACT Updates.

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Community Buildings Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - 21 July 2020

21st July 2020

This article contains information for village halls and community buildings on preparing for re-opening. It includes links to updated ACRE Information Sheet (Version 4), following further Government Guidance, clarification and announcements. Please also read the previous 2, 11, 16 June and 3, 8 July ACT Updates.

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Community Buildings Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - 08 July 2020

8th July 2020

This article contains information for village halls and community buildings on: preparing for re-opening; insurance; Test & Trace; collecting contact details; playgrounds; children & young people activities; and indoor gym & leisure facilities. It includes links to updated ACRE information, following Government Guidance and Regulatory change. Please also read the previous 2, 11, 16 June and 3 July Updates.

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Community Buildings Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - 03 July 2020

3rd July 2020

This article contains information for village halls and community buildings on: preparing for re-opening, indoor sport, and use by schools and holiday/after school clubs. It includes links to updated ACRE information, following recent Government guidance issued. Please also read the previous 2, 11 and 16 June Updates.

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Community Buildings Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - 16 June 2020

16th June 2020

This article contains information for village halls and community buildings on: preparing for re-opening; indoor markets; places of worship; and ventilation systems. Please also read the previous 2 June and 11 June Updates.

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Community Buildings Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - 11 June 2020

11th June 2020

This article contains information for village halls and community buildings on possible re-opening; sport and recreation facilities; working with user groups; insurance, and converting ticket refunds and subscriptions into Gift Aid donations. Please also read the previous 2 June Update.

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Community Buildings Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - 2 June 2020

2nd June 2020

This article contains information for village halls and community buildings on possible re-opening dates; activities in and outside your hall; and financial assistance to help with loss of income.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19), Communities and Community Buildings - updated 03 April 2020

3rd April 2020

This article contains information on: general guidance; social distancing and stay at home guidance; advice for village halls; advice for community groups; community response and volunteering; protecting the isolated & vulnerable; Cumbria Response Fund and other funding available.

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Childcare settings

Childcare settings include nurseries, pre-schools, afterschool clubs.

Charities

Useful links

Relevant Resources

Toolkits & Workbooks

  • Living Advent Calendar Toolkit

    A great way to garner community spirit during the festive season.  It's an Advent calendar which takes place on the street, with a new window display being revealed each evening in December up to Christmas day.

  • Good Neighbours Toolkit (Revised Oct2018)

    A Good Neighbours Scheme is a community-run initiative linking people who are in particular need with community volunteers who are willing to help. The Good Neighbours Scheme toolkit will assist and guide you through setting up a scheme. Please contact us for copies of the additional template documents to help get you started.