The centre reopened on 7th September with Covid-19 measures in place for public buildings.
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Covid-19 and The Curzon Centre
It was with great delight that we re opened our doors to the community on Monday 7th September 2020, and welcomed you all back to the Curzon Centre.
The content on this page provides insight into the changes we have made to the Curzon Centre and the new working practices to ensure that staff, organisers and users are safe at all times.
We ask that you please bear with us and give the Curzon Centre staff & volunteers the respect they deserve in these challenging times. These changes affect all of us, however working together we will soon get used to the new measures that we have put in place which follow government guidelines.
Stay safe & thanks again for your continued support and patience.
The Trustees & Curzon Centre Management
ALL YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED IN ONE PLACE
At The Curzon Centre we understand you may have questions and general queries about returning to us safely. We are here to help with your concerns and are hoping the following will answer a lot of your questions. If you are an organiser of a regular class/activity please read below for more details and resources.
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CURZON CENTRE VISITORS
1. You must not enter the Curzon Centre if you or anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms.
2. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms within 7 days of visiting these premises alert NHS Track and Trace. Alert the Curzon Centre management on 01494 672891 and alert the organiser of the activity you attended.
5. Avoid touching your face, nose, or eyes. Clean your hands if you do.
6. “Catch it, Bin it, Kill it”. Tissues should be disposed of into one of the rubbish bins provided. Then wash your hands.
7. Check the organisers of your activity have cleaned door handles, tables, other equipment, and surfaces before you arrived. Keep them clean. Organisers will do their best to clean all surfaces at the Curzon Centre between each hire.
8. Take turns to use confined spaces such as corridors, kitchen and toilet areas. Standing or sitting next to someone is lower risk than opposite them. Briefly passing another person in a confined space is low risk.
The Curzon Centre is deep cleaned daily paying close attention to high traffic areas.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ORGANISERS OF REGULAR CLASSES/ACTIVITIES
The following information is specifically for all the organisers of regular classes/activities and the resident hirer.
There have been some important changes we have made to the Curzon Centre in order that we could re open the doors to the general public. A copy of the Curzon Centre COVID-19 Risk Assessment, Curzon Centre COVID-19 Re opening Guidance and Curzon Centre Special Conditions of Hire during COVID-19 are available to read and download below.
Note: Due to the government COVID-19 regulations, guidelines and procedures are constantly changing, all the Curzon Centre COVID-19 documents are fluid in nature and will evolve over time. If and when the Curzon Centre COVID-19 policy and documents need updating you will be contacted by the Curzon Centre management who will explain any changes that need implementing.
All regular users and the resident hirer are required to provide the following before their first secession/booking in September 2020.
1. A COVID-19 risk assessment relating to your activity/class. (If you require guidance on completing a COVID-19 risk assessment please use the Example Risk Assessment for Hall Hirers as a template)
2. A copy of your public liability certificate.
3. Return a signed copy of the ‘Curzon Centre Special Conditions of Hire during COVID-19’ document.
Please send all completed documents via email to, firstname.lastname@example.org or post to
The Curzon Centre,
43 Maxwell Road,
Other useful links
The following documents are available to read online or to download and read at your convenience. Last updated 1st October 2020
Version Number: V7 Date Published: 29/09/2020 12:00
The Curzon Centre supports a wide range of local activities, consequently its communal nature also makes it a place that is vulnerable to the spread of coronavirus. This is a guide to help with the re opening of the centre in September 2020 and to tackle COVID-19.
The Curzon Centre has a board of Trustees that have discretion over when they consider it safe to open for any activity permitted by government legislation and may decide to remain closed if they are not able to safely make the space COVID-19 secure.
Once the Curzon Centre is COVID-19 secure it will be able to re-open to users, subject to any revised capacity limits which need to take social distancing into consideration.
Core principles for safely reopening The Curzon Centre
The Curzon Centre is used for a range of purposes, however, there are general principles that should be followed to make the building COVID-19 secure, and safely re-opening for government permitted activity.
Any reopening plans should be consistent with:
• safe workplace guidelines, to ensure employees are safe to return to work.
Trustees have legal responsibilities under health and safety law, and must take reasonable measures to ensure the premises, access to it, and any equipment or substances provided are safe for people using it, so far as is reasonably practicable.
To help decide which actions to take prior to re-opening the building for permitted activity, a COVID-19 risk assessment will need to be completed, taking account of the core guidance on social distancing and the points set out below. This will be in addition to any risk assessment which is already in place for the Curzon Centre. The Curzon Centre COVID-19 risk assessment document will be fluid in nature and will need revising as and when any government guidelines are updated.
Social distancing and capacity
Measures should be in place to ensure all users of the Curzon Centre follow the guidelines on social distancing, including strict adherence to social distancing of 2 metres or 1 metre with risk mitigation (where 2 metres is not viable) is acceptable.
Where Curzon Centre users have more than 30 people attending, there is a requirement to take additional steps to ensure the safety of the public and prevent large gatherings or mass events from taking place.
The Rule of Six from 14th September 2020 onwards people attending the Curzon Centre should do so in groups of no more than 6 (unless they are a “qualifying group”) and that such groups do not mingle with others.
A COVID-19 risk assessment should determine the maximum capacity of a hall or hire space while able to maintain social distancing according to the relevant guidelines. It should also identify points of high risk in the building and mitigating actions to address the identified risks.
The maximum capacity, to enable social distancing, in each room of the Curzon Centre is recommended as follows:
The Page Hall - Maximum capacity for high level activity is 32 people, or 175 people theatre style or 100 people sitting at tables.
The Owen Room - Maximum capacity for high level activity is 15 people or 40 people theatre style or 30 people sitting at tables.
The Watson Room - Maximum capacity for high level activity is 8 people or 20 people theatre style or 16 people sitting at tables.
Trustees should also consider what changes might be needed to enable safe access to the building. These may include:
• Making use of multiple exit and entry points: The main entrance and the side entrance of the Curzon Centre will be used in and out of the premises so as to reduce the cross over of people in the foyer. Appropriate floor markings or signage will be used to direct people as to which entrance they should be using. Any changes to entrances, exits and queues will take into account the need to make reasonable adjustments for those who need them, such as people with disabilities. It is proposed that the side entrance will be used to access the Owen Room and the main entrance will be used for people accessing the Watson Room and the Page Hall.
• Managing the arrival and departure times of different groups so as to reduce the pressure at exits and entrances. Booking times may need altering to allow for one group to leave before the next group arrives, especially as organisers will be required to clean all regularly used surfaces during their period of hire.
• Temporary reassignment of room may be advisable, (if there is availability), to give the organiser of the activity/class more space to adhere with social distancing regulations.
• Queue management: the flow of groups in and out of the premises should be carefully controlled to reduce the risk of congestion. It may be necessary to introduce socially distanced queuing systems. All users will be asked to wait outside the Curzon Centre or in their car until the organiser is ready to start their class/session to stop people from standing in the foyer in close proximity to one another. Once the class/session has ended users will also be asked to leave the premises immediately, reducing the time they spend in the building. Users can leave the Curzon Centre via fire exits helping to reduce any cross over of people. However for security, fire exits would need to be closed by the organiser before setting the alarm and leaving the building via the main entrance.
• Temperature Testing of all users with a digital thermometer gun. The Curzon Centre has invested in a digital thermometer so hirers can take the temperature of the participants in their class/activity on arrival. If anyone has a high temperature they will not be allowed to enter the building.
• Face Masks are to be used in all communal areas. Any person entering the Curzon Centre by the main or side entrance will be required to wear an appropriate face covering. When using the Curzon Centre toilet facilities an appropriate face covering will also be mandatory. The hirer, will be responsible for deciding if face coverings should be used during their class/ activity.
• Hand Sanitising stations on entrances/exits to the Curzon Centre, anyone entering the building must sanitise their hands.
• Cleaning Pack for use by Curzon Centre users after each hire, cleaning light switches, door handles, alarm panel etc.
Where necessary Curzon Centre management should remind/advise users of any new procedures and encourage compliance with limits on gatherings and any other measures deemed necessary.
All surfaces, especially those most frequently touched, should be cleaned regularly, using standard cleaning products.
Sufficient time needs to be allowed for this cleaning to take place, particularly before reopening.
Frequently used objects, surfaces or spaces, including for example doorways between outside and inside spaces should be given particular attention when cleaning.
Where possible, non-fire doors and windows should be opened to improve ventilation in the premises. Other measures that will be needed are:
• signs and posters to build awareness of good handwashing technique, the need to increase handwashing frequency, advice to avoid touching your face and to cough or sneeze into a tissue which is binned safely, or into your arm if a tissue is not available; • providing hand sanitiser in multiple locations, such as reception areas, in addition to soap in washrooms
• setting clear use and cleaning guidance for toilets to ensure they are kept clean and social distancing is achieved as much as possible; and
• providing hand drying facilities (paper towels or electrical dryers)
Hygiene and face coverings
On entering and leaving the Curzon Centre everyone, including staff, should use the provided hand sanitiser stations.
Everyone should wear a face covering in shared and potentially crowded areas of the Curzon Centre such as the foyer & toilets where social distancing isn’t always possible and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet. Once in your designated room under the supervision of a class/activity organiser the wearing of face masks will be their decision.
Face coverings do not replace social distancing. Even if a face covering is used, staff and users of the Curzon Centre should continue to wash hands regularly and maintain social distancing.
Face coverings are optional for children under 11 but should not be used by children under the age of 3 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly – see a list of individuals this might apply to.
Please be mindful that the wearing of a face covering may inhibit communication with people who rely on lip reading, facial expressions and clear sound.
Certain groups of people are at increased risk of severe disease from coronavirus (COVID-19), including all people aged 70 or over. Such individuals are advised to stay at home as much as possible and, if they do go out, to take particular care to minimise contact with others outside of their household.
Toilets & Kitchen
The Curzon Centre toilets and kitchen areas need to be carefully managed to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
Steps that will need to be looked into:
• Using signs and posters to build awareness of good handwashing technique, the need to increase handwashing frequency and to avoid touching your face, and to cough or sneeze into a tissue which is binned safely, or into your arm if a tissue is not available.
• Consider the use of social distancing marking in areas where queues normally form, and the adoption of a limited entry approach, with one in, one out (whilst avoiding the creation of additional bottlenecks).
• To enable good hand hygiene consider making hand sanitiser available on entry to the toilets and kitchen where safe and practical, and ensure suitable hand washing facilities including running water and liquid soap and suitable options for drying (either paper towels or hand driers) are available.
• Setting clear use and cleaning guidance for toilets and the kitchen, with increased frequency of cleaning in line with usage. Use normal cleaning products, paying attention to frequently hand touched surfaces, and consider use of disposable cloths or paper roll to clean all hard surfaces.
• Keep the facilities well ventilated, for example by opening windows and fixing non fire doors open where appropriate.
• Putting up a visible cleaning schedule and keeping it up to date.
• Providing more waste facilities and more frequent rubbish collection.
• “Engaged/Vacant” signage at the entrance to male and female toilets to limit the number of people within these areas at any one time.
The Curzon Centre should ensure that steps are taken to avoid users needing to unduly raise their voices to each other. This includes – but is not limited to – refraining from playing music or broadcasts that may encourage shouting, including if played at a volume that makes normal conversation difficult. This is because of the potential for increased risk of transmission – particularly from aerosol and droplet transmission.
Similar steps should be implemented to prevent other close contact activities – such as communal dancing.
Track and Trace (collecting customer data)
The opening up of the economy following the COVID-19 outbreak is being supported by NHS Track and Trace. The Curzon Centre must assist this service by keeping a temporary record of the users and staff for 21 days. As part of their ‘COVID-19 Special Conditions of Hire’ agreement, organisers of classes/activities MUST keep a record of the date and time their activity started and the name and contact telephone number or email of all those who attend their event (or a member of any group of up to 6 people who attend together). This can be done by either operating an advance booking system which collects these details, or by asking everyone who attends to use the NHS QR poster (at the Curzon Centre entrances and in each room) to register their attendance and by keeping a record of any people who do not register using their smartphone app and the Curzon Centre’s NHS QR poster or their own NHS QR poster. Curzon Centre management should also keep a record of all other visitors to the building/office and encourage them to use the NHS QR poster.
In case of Emergency
It is important to prioritise safety, in the event of a fire or an accident people do not have to stay 1 or 2m apart if it would be unsafe to do so.
Regular User Groups and one off Hires
Consultation with regular user groups will be important as some reorganisation will be inevitable.
The Curzon Centre will require each hiring group to clean surfaces that their group might use before their own users arrive, paying attention to regularly used surfaces such as tabletops, switches, door handles, chairs etc. and to clean them again before they leave. All high traffic surfaces/areas that require cleaning before/after each use will be clearly marked with red tape, a list of areas requiring cleaning will also be listed on a laminated sheet clearly visible in each room. Hirers will be asked to initial a record sheet confirming e.g. “I have cleaned before leaving all surfaces in the rooms used during the hire”, with the time it was completed.
Hirers will need to be given instructions, guidance and responsibility via a ‘COVID-19 Special Conditions of Hire’ agreement which should be attached to their usual hire agreement. These should be issued in writing and signed or accepted by the hirer in all cases. An electronic signature or email confirmation of the conditions is acceptable.
Hirers should be encouraged to keep the hall well ventilated, opening doors (except internal fire doors) and windows as far as possible, and will need to remember to close them all for security on leaving. It may therefore be necessary for a the Curzon Centre Management, Trustee or a volunteer to check the premises at night for the first few weeks, to ensure everyone is following the social distancing measures that have been implemented.
Hirers will be provided with a copy of the Curzon Centre COVID-19 Risk Assessment and also be asked to provide a copy of their own COVID-19 Risk Assessment and a copy of their public liability insurance.
Curzon Centre Office
The Curzon Centre office is a small space that requires management of people to adhere to social distancing and to ensure employees are safe to return to work.
The layout of the office may require reconfiguring so as desks do not face one another. Alternatively a perspex divide could be added between the desks. This is because of the potential for increased risk of transmission – particularly from aerosol and droplet transmission.
A kettle could be put into the office so as employees reduce the potential of cross over with the users in the building. Employees will have access to the digital thermometer if they wish to check their temperature on a regular basis.
Employees should have a supply of disposable gloves, sanitiser gel, tissues and masks if required.
For the first month of reopening, (dependant on government guidelines), the Curzon Centre Office hours may need to be adjusted to Mon - Friday, 9am-1pm, ensuring someone is on site weekday mornings to help users adjust to the new routine. Trustees/Volunteers may be required to help oversee hirers arrivals in/out of office hours when the Curzon Centre first re opens. (Especially at busy periods)
ID badges/lanyards, ideally with photo ID, should be worn by Curzon Centre management, trustees and volunteers. This will enable organisers/users/visitors to easily identify who the official representatives of the Curzon Centre are.
Visitors and users of the Curzon Centre will be encouraged to contact the Curzon Centre Management by email or by telephone so as to reduce the number of face to face contacts. If people do come to the office door to speak with the Curzon Centre Management they will be asked to knock and wait to be seen.
Procedures if someone becomes unwell with COVID-19
A space should be designated where anyone can be moved to if they become unwell at the Curzon Centre with suspected COVID-19 symptoms until transport home or to hospital is available. The disabled toilets will be the designated area in the Curzon Centre. Tissues and a bowl of warm soapy water for handwashing and paper towels will be provided. Tissues and paper towels should be disposed of into a plastic bag, which is sealed and placed in a secure place for 72 hours before being disposed of into the general rubbish collection. All necessary cleaning and PPE is provided in the ‘Curzon Centre Covid -19 First Aid Box’ which is stored in the Kitchen with the existing first aid kit and digital thermometer.
The organiser of the class/activity will be asked email the Curzon Centre Management the contact details of all participants who were in the same class and then these details should be provided to NHS Test and Trace if requested.
The Curzon Centre will then be temporally closed until a decontamination clean is carried out in those parts of the premises they have used, in accordance with PHE guidance. Disposable PPE equipment including gloves should be disposed of into a sealed, labelled or marked plastic bag and secured for 72 hours before rubbish is collected. The cleaner should wash all personal clothing worn on arrival home.
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• Face mask (covering) & pair of plastic gloves x 2 – each set in a plastic bag (for responder and patient)
• Plastic face shield – for the responder
• Pocket pack of tissues
• Hand soap in pump dispenser
• Small hand sanitiser gel
• Disposable apron e.g. plastic sleeveless or cheap overalls
• Small packet anti-bacterial wipes
• Rubbish bags x 2 (so disposables can be double-bagged). The outer one marked e.g. “Covid waste”.
• Washing up bowl for hand washing
A plastic chair has been placed in the isolation space with a notice above.
Laminated instructions for how to respond are attached to the box and a laminated copy of this sheet is in the box.
All Curzon Centre hirers are made aware of this box when they first use the facilities from September 2020.
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In the event of someone becoming unwell with suspected COVID-19 symptoms while at the Curzon Centre you should:
a) Send them home immediately
b) Ask other members of your group to provide their contact details if you do not have them
c) Ask the rest of your group to leave the premises, observing the usual hand sanitising and social distancing precautions
d) Advise them to wash their clothes when they arrive home
e) Inform the Curzon Centre Management on 01494 672891
f) If the unwell person needs to wait for a lift: -
(1) Remove them to the safe waiting area, which is in the disabled toilet – a chair and washing bowl should already be there
(2) Put on a mask, face shield, gloves & apron to protect yourself. (All necessary cleaning and PPE is provided in the ‘Curzon Centre Covid -19 First Aid Box’ which is stored in the Kitchen with the existing first aid kit.
(3) Provide them with tissues, a plastic rubbish bag, a bowl of warm water & soap for hand washing & paper towels
(4) Once they have been collected: -
1. Remove gloves, apron and face mask to the rubbish bag.*
2. Leave face shield on top for disinfection.
3. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with warm soapy water.
4. Wait for Curzon Centre Management or Trustee to arrive.
5. Once home - wash all your clothes and wipe down disinfect your car.
*Note that the waste should be double bagged and kept for 72 hours before being collected.
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NOTE: These conditions are supplemental to, not a replacement for, the Curzon Centre ordinary conditions of hire.
SC1: You, (the hirer), will be responsible for ensuring those attending your activity/class comply with the COVID-19 Secure Guidelines while entering and occupying the Curzon Centre, as detailed in the attached ‘Curzon Centre COVID-19 Re opening guidance for the safe use of the building’ and also shown on the poster which is also displayed at the hall entrance, in particular wearing a face covering and using the hand sanitiser supplied when entering the building.
SC2: You undertake to comply with the actions identified in the ‘Curzon Centre COVID-19 risk assessment’, of which you have been provided with a copy.
SC3: The hall will be cleaned by our regular cleaners at the beginning of each day. However since the Curzon Centre is used by multiple groups/organisations you will be responsible, before your group arrive, for cleaning all regularly used surfaces during your period of hire (including tables, door handles, switches and alarm panel, folding chairs) using the products supplied in the ‘regular user cleaning pack’. (Please contact the office, 01494 672891, to arrange collection of the items) You will be responsible for replacing the supplied cleaning items when they run out at your own expense. All high traffic surfaces/areas that require cleaning before/after each use will be clearly marked with red tape, a list of areas requiring cleaning will also be listed on a laminated sheet clearly visible in each room. Please take care cleaning electrical equipment. Use cloths - do not spray! You will also be required to clean the rooms you use on leaving the Curzon Centre and will be asked to sign a record sheet confirming you have completed this with a time. A record sheet will be in a clipboard in each room so as to keep track of who cleaned which room as sometimes several users are in the building at the same time.
SC4: You will make sure that everyone likely to attend your activity/class understands that they MUST NOT DO SO if they or anyone in their household has had COVID-19 symptoms in the last 48 hours, and that if they develop symptoms within 10 days of visiting the premises they MUST use the Track and Trace system to alert others with whom they have been in contact. They must seek a COVID-19 antigen test.
SC5: You will keep the premises well ventilated throughout your hire, with windows and doors (except internal fire doors) open as far as convenient. You will be responsible for ensuring they are all securely closed on leaving.
SC6: You will ensure that when people attend your activity/class, that social distancing will be maintained. You will ensure that people attending do so in groups of no more than 6 (unless they are a “qualifying group”) and that such groups do not mingle. You will ensure that your participants wait outside the Curzon Centre and that no-one enters the building until you are ready to start your class/activity. The main entrance should be used for people accessing the Watson Room and the Page Hall and the side entrance should be used to access the Owen Room and Curzon Centre office.
The Curzon Centre has purchased a digital thermometer, (stored in the kitchen next to the first aid box), it is up to you the hirer to decide if the participants in your class/ activity should have their temperature taken on arrival. If anyone has a high temperature they should not enter the building and seek medical advice. Once your activity/class has ended participants should leave the premises immediately, reducing the time they spend in the building. Participants should leave the Curzon Centre via the nearest fire exit helping to reduce any cross over of people. For security, fire exits need to be closed by you, the hirer, before setting the alarm and leaving the building via the main entrance. The maximum capacity, to enable social distancing, in each room of the Curzon Centre is recommended as follows:
The Page Hall - Maximum capacity for high level activity is 32 people, or 175 people theatre style or 100 people sitting at tables.
The Owen Room - Maximum capacity for high level activity is 15 people or 40 people theatre style or 30 people sitting at tables.
The Watson Room - Maximum capacity for high level activity is 8 people or 20 people theatre style or 15 people sitting at tables.
SC7: Everyone entering the Curzon Centre should wear a face covering in shared and potentially crowded areas such as the foyer & toilets where social distancing isn’t always possible and where users will come into contact with people they do not normally meet, unless an exemption or other government guidance applies to the activity. You, the hirer, will be responsible for deciding if face coverings should be used during your class/activity. Face coverings are optional for children under 11 but should not be used by children under the age of 3 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly – see a list of individuals this might apply to. Please be mindful that the wearing of a face covering may inhibit communication with people who rely on lip reading, facial expressions and clear sound.
SC8: You will make sure that no more than two people use each suite of toilets at one time. “Engaged/Vacant” signage is at the entrance to the male and female toilets to limit the number of people within these areas.
SC9: You will take particular care to ensure that social distancing is maintained for any persons aged 70 or over or likely to be clinically more vulnerable to COVID-19, including for example keeping a 2m distance around them when going in and out of rooms and ensuring they can access the toilets, kitchen or other confined areas without others being present. For some people, passing another person in a confined space is less risky, but for older people that should be avoided.
SC10: You will position furniture or the arrangement of the room as far as possible to facilitate social distancing of 2m between individual people or groups of six or less people or 1m with mitigation measures such as: seating side by side with at least one empty chair between each person or household group rather than face-to-face, face coverings, and good ventilation. If tables are being used, you will place them so as to maintain social distancing across the table between people from different household groups who are face-to-face.
SC11: You MUST keep a record of the date and time the activity started and the name and contact telephone number or email of all those who attend your event (or a member of any group of up to 6 people who attend together). This can be done by either operating an advance booking system which collects these details, or by asking everyone who attends to use the NHS QR poster (at the Curzon Centre entrances and in each room) to register their attendance and by keeping a record of any people who do not register using their smartphone app and the Curzon Centre’s NHS QR poster or your own NHS QR poster.
SC12: You will be responsible for the disposal of all rubbish created during your hire, including tissues and cleaning cloths, in the rubbish bins provided in the Curzon Centre. Large amounts of rubbish should be bagged up and placed in the Biffa bin behind the building next to the basketball/overflow carpark.
SC13: You will encourage users to bring their own drinks and food to the Curzon Centre. The kitchen will only be open for access to drinking water, the first aid kit / COVID -19 First aid box and digital thermometer.
SC14: The Trustees will have the right to close the hall if there are safety concerns relating to COVID-19, for example, if someone who has attended the hall develops symptoms and thorough cleansing is required or if it is reported that the Special Hiring Conditions in this document are not being complied with, whether by you or by other hirers, or in the event that public buildings are asked or required to close again due to government guide lines. If this is necessary, the Curzon Centre Management will do their best to inform you promptly and you will not be charged for this hire.
SC15: In the event of someone becoming unwell with suspected COVID-19 symptoms while at the Curzon Centre you should move them to the designated safe area which is the disabled toilet in the main foyer. All necessary cleaning and PPE is provided in the ‘Curzon Centre COVID-19 First Aid Box’ which is stored in the Kitchen with the existing first aid kit. Tissues and paper towels should be disposed of into a plastic bag, which is sealed and placed in a secure place for 72 hours before being disposed of into the general rubbish collection. Ask others in your group to provide contact details if you do not have them and then leave the premises, observing the usual hand sanitising and social distancing precautions, and advise them to launder their clothes when they arrive home. Inform the Curzon Centre management on
SC16: For events with more than 30 people you will be required take additional steps to ensure the safety of the public in relation to COVID-19 and prevent large gatherings or mass events from taking place, for example by operating a booking system or providing attendants or stewards who will ask people to seat themselves furthest from the entrance on arrival, to exit closest to the exits first and invite people to use toilets in the interval row by row.
SC17: In order to avoid risk of aerosol or droplet transmission you must take steps to avoid people needing to unduly raise their voices to each other, e.g. refrain from playing music or broadcasts at a volume which makes normal conversation difficult.
SC18: Where a sports, exercise or performing arts activity takes place, you will organise your activity in accordance with guidance issued by the relevant governing body for your sport or activity paying close attention to any social distancing government guidelines.
SC19: If your activity requires equipment, you will ask those attending to bring their own equipment and not share it with other members. You will avoid using equipment, which is difficult to clean, as far as possible. You will ensure that any equipment you provide is cleaned before use. If equipment is kept at the Curzon Centre you are responsible for cleaning it before storing it back in the Curzon Centre cupboards.
SC20: In the event of an emergency evacuation of the Curzon Centre people do not have to stay 1 or 2m apart if it would be unsafe to do so.
SC21: If you need to speak with the Curzon Centre management you are encouraged to contact them by email or by telephone so as to reduce the number of face to face contacts. If you do come to the office door to speak with the Curzon Centre Management you will be asked to knock and wait to be seen adhering to social distancing rules.
SC22: You are required to complete a COVID-19 risk assessment relating to your activity/class and provide a copy to the Curzon Centre Management before your first secession/ booking in September 2020.
SC23: You are required to show the Curzon Centre Management that you have have adequate public liability cover to run your activity/class from September 2020 onwards.
I have read and understood the Curzon Centre ‘Special Conditions of Hire during COVID-19’ and as the hirer I will ensure my activity/class and the participants follow the guidelines for the safety of all concerned.
Hirer Name: …………………………………………….
Contact Telephone: …..………………………………
Please return a signed copy of this document to the Curzon Centre along with a copy of your Covid-19 risk assessment and public liability insurance certificate before your first session back in September 2020 via email, email@example.com or posted to The Curzon Centre, 43 Maxwell Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks HP91RG.
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A comprehensive risk assessment has been carried out on the centre.
It will be updated regularly in light of any new government advice that may be issued.
This document should be read in conjunction with any relevant legislation and guidance issued by government and local authorities.
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Poster for you to download and use.
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Poster for you to download and use.
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A 'track and trace' form for you to download use.
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Poster for you to view.
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An example of a risk assessment for you to view or download.