As you will be aware, with effect from Monday 14th September the Government have brought in the rule of 6 with regards to social gatherings indoors and outdoors.

This new rule as prompted a swathe of questions with regards to the William Collyn Community Centre with many asking how it will affect their booking so I wanted to clarify the situation following the latest Government guidelines for community facilities. Below is the relevant extract:

‘From 14 September, whether indoors or outdoors people from different households must not meet in groups of more than 6. This limit does not apply to meetings of a single household group or support bubble which is more than 6 people. Community facilities following COVID-19 secure guidelines can host more than 6 people in total, but no one should visit or socialise in a group of greater than 6.

If partaking in permitted activities users of COVID-19 secure community facilities should limit their social interactions with anyone they do not live with. Whilst activities may have 6 or more people participating (where it is safe to do so and capacity permits) it is important for all parties to maintain socially distant, 2 metres or 1 metre with actions taken to reduce the risk of transmission (where 2 metres is not viable) between households. For example, use of face coverings and encouraging good hand hygiene on entering premises and throughout visit.’

To be clear, the William Collyn Community Centre is following the Covid-19 secure guidelines and the safety and wellbeing of all our users and staff is our top priority.

So on that basis, please be reassured that if you have booked (or are considering booking) a permitted activity for a group of larger than 6 (from different households), this activity CAN proceed providing the rules on social distancing are adhered to.

I hope this helps but please do get in touch if you have any further questions.

Thanks for your support.