Although many covid restrictions are no longer legally required, while case numbers remain high we are continuing to restrict the number of groups that can use the Centre at any one time. As is the case now, any group using the Garden Room will have exclusive use of the entrance and set of toilets near to that room. The main entrance and main corridor toilets will be shared by users of the Main Meeting Room plus, on occasion, one other small group who will use either the Library or Committee Room.
The number of people who can be in a room has been increased somewhat but is still below the original, full capacity. See Maximum Room Numbers
Ventilation and outdoor space
We will continue to fully ventilate any meeting room before it is used, and between different groups to ensure a complete exchange of air in the room.
We continue to advise all Centre users to keep at least two windows partially open during their meeting and to leave them open when they go.
We continue to advise all Centre users to make full use of our front, side and back gardens for breaks and lunch.
Additional action: We will take additional action to further ventilate the toilets, all of which have an extractor fan. When there is more than one group in the Main Meeting Room end of the building, we will open windows in the corridor.
Face coverings in shared spaces
We are continuing to require that all Centre users wear face coverings in shared spaces – that is, the toilets, kitchen and corridors. The toilets are the hardest spaces in the building to ventilate and the corridors are the narrowest spaces.
We are continuing to allow use of the kitchen only to groups who make arrangements with the Warden in advance. Only one group at a time may use the kitchen. The kitchen window should be partially opened during and after use.
We ask that groups continue to eat and drink coffee outside if the weather allows or, if not, in small groups inside. For more information on kitchen use see Shared Spaces
Cleaning and hand-washing
We are continuing with the same, increased, cleaning schedule.
We ask all Centre users to make use of the hand-washing or sanitizing facilities.