Queen Elizabeth Hall is located in Worstead, Norfolk, (in England - for those stumbling on this website from the wider world) and is available to use all year round and can offer a wide range of excellent options for any event.
In the late 1970s, the playing field was acquired, providing the site for the planned village hall. The foundation stone was laid on 10 June 1984 and officially opened by the Queen Mother on 29 July 1985.
Solar panels and double glazing were installed at the beginning of 2014 made possible by grants from Sheringham Shoal and the Worstead Festival Charity.
Queen Elizabeth Hall consists of a large hall, a club and committee room plus a bar.
Aims & activities:
There are village hall facilities for a multitude of events including film shows, theatre, entertainment events, antiques, arts and crafts, children’s activities, badminton, dog shows, weddings, private parties, meetings, learning centre and many more events such as keep fit and bingo among other plentiful options for the halls use.
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Clubs or groups can begin to meet again in COVID-19 secure venues. However, you should take care to remain socially distant from anyone you do not live with or is not in your support bubble. You should also limit social interaction with anyone outside these formal activities even if you see other people you know. Venues should ensure they comply with COVID-19 secure guidelines.
Government guidelines require many measures to be in place to ensure the safety of all those using and working in Queen Elizabeth Hall.
The committee has tried to keep arrangements as simple as possible - it will look a bit complex on paper - but most are the ‘new normal’ measures that we are getting used to in everyday life.
The hall manager and trustees have considered all the information and guidance very carefully as the safety of hirers, volunteers, members and our visitors is the priority.
New arrangements to make the QEHW premises Covid-19 secure are to be followed:
Hirers will also need to make arrangements to ensure that their members comply with these measures and also any that you need to put in place for the specific activities of your group.
They will also need to take on board the arrangements regarding cleaning of surfaces and/or touch points before and after the booking.
We understand and appreciate that this is a new undertaking for hirers but to employ cleaners to carry out this task would be difficult to achieve and costly as the change over between users can be numerous in a day.
QEHW is a local village hall charity run on volunteer basis; it is hoped that all hirers will respond to the challenges with suitable care and enthusiasm.
Please carry out the risk assessment for your group and let Shane know when you plan to resume bookings in the hall.
It is expected that there will be a gradual return with most groups starting back in September.
If you need more information or clarification then please give me a call on 01692 558792.
I am also willing to safely meet to discuss arrangements if you wish.
QEHW is excited to move forward and establish a ‘safe and secure space’ for using the hall, even though the times are still challenging and likely to be so for sometime.
It’s against the law for gatherings of more than 30 people to take place in private homes (including gardens and other outdoor spaces), or in a public outdoors space, unless planned by an organisation in compliance with COVID-19 secure guidance.
Businesses and venues following COVID-19 secure guidelines can host larger groups. This is also the case for events in public outdoor spaces that are organised by businesses, charitable or political organisations, and public bodies, provided they take reasonable steps to mitigate the risk of transmission, in line with COVID-19 secure guidance and including completion of a risk assessment.
If taking part in activities with larger groups, you should take particular care to follow social distancing guidelines. In addition to those guidelines, the following principles should be observed to ensure you meet people in a way that minimises the risk of spreading infection:
Sharing food and drink
You should try, wherever possible, not to pass each other food or drink unless you live together or are in a support bubble together. You should ensure that plates or utensils are thoroughly cleaned before use. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds and use disposable towels if possible.