Hall Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Nature of hazard

Groups at risk



Surfaces contaminated by people carrying the virus.

Maintenance workers.

Stay at home Guidance if unwell posted at entrance.
Hand sanitiser provided on table in entrance.
Cleaner provided with protective gloves, antiviral surface spray and advised to wash outer clothes after finishing cleaning duties..
Maintenance workers to make own arrangements for PPE.
Make poster and display prominently in entrance.
Hand sanitiser, tissues and bin
placed on table in entrance.
Display in entrance a Wash hands on arrival
and on return home notice.

Rubbish containing tissues & cleaning cloths


Use disposable gloves, bag up into plastic bin bag and place in outside wheelie bin. Gloves, surface anti-viral cleaner and paper towels
placed on kitchen work surface.
Purchase disposable gloves

Person falling ill with Covid-19 on premises


Deep clean of premises required.
Cleaner given PHE guidance and PPE for use in the event a deep clean is required
All hirers, volunteers and cleaner to be notified
immediately if someone who tests positive for
Covid-19 has been on the premises.

Cleaning of electrical switches and appliances


Do not directly spray sanitising fluid directly onto surface of electrical switches etc. , use a cloth impregnated with cleaning fluid.

Vulnerable group over 70, and those with certain medical conditions

Hirers, Volunteers & Cleaner

Those Hirers, Volunteers, and Cleaner over 70 in this category are advised not to attend for the time being. Discuss with those over 70 if the precautions taken
are sufficient to mitigate their risks, or whether they
should avoid the hall.
Talk regularly to check arrangements are working.

Congregating in Carpark


Mark off 2metre distance at entrance steps.
Check carpark for dropped litter.

Cash handling


All hire payments by bank transfer only



This is the main “Pinch Point”.
Hirers to consider an outside queuing system, or staggered arrival times to allow “one at a time” access through entrance into Hall.
Place hand sanitiser & tissues in entrance.
Place kitchen bin in entrance for tissues etc.
Clean door handles & light switches regularly.

Main Hall


Door handles, light switches, heating control, window sills, tables & chairs all at risk surfaces.
Particular attention to floor cleanliness when hall used by meditation, yoga & pilates groups.
Hirers requiring tables & chairs to clean before use.
Hirers to ensure 2metre social distancing for all during their activity and wash hands on arrival and on returning home.
Preferable to allow hirers only on Monday and Thursday evenings, this gives a 72 hour gap between activities.
Move all tables & chairs from Hall
to the Annexe..
Ask Hirers to not touch the curtains.
72 hour gap reduces cleaning required and ensures
each hirer isolated from the other.



Difficult to ensure social distancing due to size and sole entrance.
Hirers to limit numbers to one at a time in the kitchen.
Over 70’s encouraged to avoid.
Hirers to clean all surfaces at beginning and end of hire.
Hirers to wash, dry and replace in cupboard all crockery & cutlery used.
Consider closing kitchen,
or hirers to bring own food & drink.
Hirers to bring own tea towels.
Hall provides hand sanitiser, soap and paper towels.

Store Cupboard


Limit access to cleaner only.
Remove key from being accessed by all.

Inside Toilet


No social distancing possible,
Door handle, switch, basin, toilet handle and toilet seat need frequent cleaning.
Hirer to ensure “one at a time” access, and no waiting in entrance.
Hirer to clean all surfaces before start of hire,
unless cleaner confirms already done.
Hirer to clean all surfaces at end of hire.

Outside Toilet


Limit access to cleaner only. Remove key from being accessed by all.

Ensure cleaner notified if Church (N.O.) or
maintenance party (R.P.) uses toilet.



Limit access to cleaner & caretaker only.
Hirers who need tables & chairs to notify caretaker.
Remove key from being accessed by all.
Caretaker to move tables & chairs required
from Annexe to Hall.


Hall COVID Risk Assessment20200716pdf