COVID-19 – An update on the Hall Status
April 30 @ 8:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm
The Hall is effectively closed to all hirers and activities with the sole exception of the Orchard Preschool.
Liz Ruffles, Chairman of Orchard Preschool explains:
Staff from Orchard Preschool were asked on a couple of occasions yesterday why we were still operating. So, I wanted to write a quick note to let everyone know what is happening here in the coming weeks to put everyone’s minds at ease.
Orchard Preschool, much like all schools a preschools across the UK have been asked to close their doors to the overwhelming majority of their children. However, we have also been asked to provide childcare for the children of Key Workers whose roles are vital in protecting the public against the threat of Coronavirus. We have also been asked to provide care for vulnerable children and children who have educational care plans in place.
We have a small number of children who fit into this criteria and therefore will be operating a skeleton service to these families over the next 3-4 weeks (including the Easter School Holidays as instructed). We will be adhering to all hygiene measures that have been set out by the government and whilst we want to be out in the fresh air as much as possible, our aim is to ensure that the children and staff are adopting social distancing measures from anyone else using the Orchard whenever possible. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org and i’d be happy to answer them. Many thanks. Liz Ruffles (Chairman).