Covid – 19 risk assessment for using Cove Village Hall

 Area of RiskRisk identifiedActions to take to mitigate riskNotes
VolunteersCleaning surfaces potentially infected if people are carrying the virus. Disposing of rubbish containing tissues and cleaning cloths. Deep cleaning premises if someone falls ill with CV-19 on the premises.Volunteers will use plastic or rubber gloves and masks. Volunteers advised to wash outer clothes after cleaning. Stay at home guidance at entrance and in the Main HallVolunteers will need to be warned immediately if someone is tested positive for Covid 19 who has been on the premises. Details of a person’s medical condition must be kept confidential, unless the employee/volunteer agrees to it being shared.
Car Park and exteriorSocial distancing is not observed as people congregate before entering premises. People drop tissues.Mark out 2 metre waiting area outside all potential entrances to encourage care when queueing to enter. Volunteers to check outside area for potential contaminated rubbish and remove it safely.Outside areas are advised by Government to be less risky, the main risk is likely to be where people congregate. Ordinary litter collection arrangements can remain in place
PorchSocial distancing is not observed in a confined area Door handles Light switchesMark out 2 metre spacing in entrance area Door handles and light switches to be cleaned regularly. Hand sanitiser to be provided by hall 
Main Hall and BarDoor handles Light switches Tables, chair backs and arms. Soft furnishings which cannot be readily cleaned between uses and curtains. Displays. Bar surfaces. Social distancing to be observedDoor handles, light switches, tables, chairs and other equipment used to be cleaned by hirers before use. Cushioned chairs with arms are reserved only for those who need them by reason of infirmity and who have been socially isolating themselves. Social distancing guidance to be observed by hirers in arranging their activities. Hirers to be encouraged to clean hands regularly.Cushioned chairs with arms are important for older, infirm people. Avoid anyone else touching them unless wearing plastic gloves. Consider removing window curtains and any other items which are more difficult to clean and likely to be touched by the public. Provide hand sanitiser
KitchenSocial distancing more difficult Door and window handles Light switches Working surfaces, sinks Cupboard/drawer handles. Fridge/freezer Crockery/cutlery Kettle/hot water boiler Cooker/MicrowaveHirers are asked to control numbers using kitchen so as to ensure social distancing, especially for those over 70. Hirers to clean all areas likely to be used before use, wash, dry and stow crockery and cutlery after use. Hirers to bring own tea towels. Hand sanitiser to be provided Hirers to be encouraged to bring their own Food and Drink for the time being. eg a box on one of the kitchen surfaces, regularly checked and restocked as necessary.Cleaning materials to be made available in clearly identified location, eg a box on one of the kitchen surfaces, regularly checked and restocked as necessary
Storage roomSocial distancing not possible Door handles, light switch Equipment needing to be moved not normally in usePublic access unlikely to be required Hirer to clean before use. Hirer to control accessing and stowing equipment so as to minimise closer distancing 
ToiletsSocial distancing difficult Door handles Light switches Basins Baby changing and other surfaces Toilet pans/seats/urinalsHirer to control access to toilets, with particular attention to more vulnerable users. Hirer to clean all surfaces etc before public arrive unless staff have precleaned out of hours. Consider engaged/vacant signage.Ensure soap, paper towels, tissues and toilet paper are regularly replenished and hirer knows where to access for re-stocking if necessary