The Vivian Hall

Covid 19 Impact

August 24, 2021
Bob Cuthill

For much of the last 18 months the Hall has been closed or limited to a few users.  Community centres such as the Hall were allowed to re-open fully on 3rd May but numbers were limited to 15 persons. This number increased for organised indoor activities at the Hall to 30 from 17th May and to 50 from 7th July. With effect from 7th August there are no longer any legal restrictions on the Hall's use, apart from the requirement to wear a mask inside the premises as it is considered a public space.

The committee is aware that it might take some time before everyone has confidence in attending some group activities. The Hall has in place a Risk Assessment covering the main issues to keep visitors safe and all user group organisers are aware of this. The committee has decided on a limit of 25 persons in the minor hall and 50 in the main hall for the time being.

You need to be aware that only the minor hall is available at present while the main hall is undergoing refurbishment. The Main Hall will be open from 6th September after its full refurbishment thanks to National Lottery funding. Talk to Eileen and she will let you know what is possible and the discounts available over the coming months.

The Hall has been fortunate in that its running costs have been met by Welsh Government grants. That has enabled the committee to retain the Hall’s finances in a healthy state going forward.

Throughout the pandemic the Hall has been kept clean and sanitised, even when not in use, and has complied with Government guidelines on hygiene, signage and social distancing.