Shared Space

Shared Space, Including Foyers and Corridors 

When using shared space, people are asked to maintain a distance of as near to 2 metres as possible and to avoid queueing where possible.   We also ask that individuals avoid congregating near the entrance and go as quickly as they can into their session room.


Groups using the Garden Room will  be allocated the set of 2 toilets nearest to that room.   Groups using the Main Meeting Room will share the main corridor toilets with any users of the Committee Room or Library (currently up to a maximum of 6 additional individuals in total).    As we only have one wheelchair-accessible toilet, it would be helpful if Centre users whose group includes a wheelchair-user could notify our Wardens, Helen or Kevin, at or telepone 01908 604673 to ensure that the appropriate toilet allocation.

Organisers of groups are asked to ensure that people from their group go to the toilet one at a time.  This is because our corridors are less than two metres wide and we wish to avoid queues.  The maximum number of people allowed in the main corridor toilets is two.

The toilets have automatic air extraction.
Toilets will be cleaned regularly and certainly before and between user groups.


All Centre users, including those using the Centre for the whole day, are encouraged to bring their own refreshments.  When taking a break, additional safe space may be available at the garden tables, weather allowing.

The kitchen will only be available for use by a limited number of hirers, primarily those holding all-day meetings, only by prior arrangement and only one group at a time. We will keep this under review and inform Centre users as soon as we feel able to allow fuller use of the kitchen by more groups.

Groups using the kitchen are asked to adhere to the following:

  • Only two people at a time in the kitchen. That is, every member of a group can enter the kitchen to make themselves a cup of tea/coffee using the urn, as long as they stagger doing so so that no more than two people are in the kitchen at a time.

  • Masks always to be worn in the kitchen.

  • Attendees to bring their own packed lunch.

  • Attendees to bring their own mugs and to keep them for the day.

  • A trolley of drinks may be prepared in the kitchen for distribution in the meeting room.

  • Any person preparing drinks or food for others must wear gloves as well as a mask.

  • Any washing up must be done overnight in the dishwasher.

  • Keep the windows open unless weather is very inclement.

  • Wipe down all surfaces in the kitchen after every tea break and lunch break, using either a mild bleach solution or disinfectant wipes provided.

First Aid Box and Accident Record Book

For the period that the kitchen is closed, the First Aid Kit and accident record book will be located on the wall in the foyer by the main external door to the Centre.

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