Queen Elizabeth Hall – Worstead
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The Road Map and Village Halls

Village Halls and Community Buildings can only open on 12 April for those activities already permitted under lockdown 

plus a small list of further activities.

They are otherwise closed until 17th May. 

This information is up to date on 1st March 2021.

Some outdoor activities on playing fields can commence earlier.

The process of unlocking will apply in four steps across England, without reverting to tiers, with a minimum five weeks between each step.

Hirers to check with their National Governing bodies for guidance on specific activities.

12th April

Only the activities shown here are permitted.

Other activities (e.g. art classes, clubs, WIs, craft groups, Parish Council meetings) will not yet be permitted.

Food and alcohol can be served to those seated in outdoor settings, or as takeaways, alcohol served without the need for a meal.

• Indoor gyms can re-open, but not exercise classes.

All indoor children’s activities can open, including dance classes, musical activities, cubs, scouts, brownies.

Parent and child groups can open indoors, e.g. parent and toddlers, with up to 15 attending plus under-fives.

Outdoor gatherings or events organised by a business, charity, public body or similar organisation,

can be held under Covid-19 secure conditions, enabling a village fête or spectators at a sports match, subject to the rule of 6.

The social contact rules will continue to apply in all settings – meaning social distancing must be maintained, no indoor mixing allowed between different households.

Government guidance issued on 25th February on re-opening businesses and venues in England says:

“indoor events that bring people together – even if they do not mix with other households – must not run until Step 3 unless there an explicit exemption

eg support groups, supervised activities for children, communal worship, or a wedding, reception or commemorative event like a wake.”

17 May

Halls can start to open subject to the following:

Controlled indoor events can take place with up to 50% capacity.

Hospitality settings will be able to open in accordance with the “rule of 6”, so community cafés, coffee mornings and social clubs can take place.

Film shows, plays, concerts and sports matches can take place, subject to social distancing.

Indoor sports activities, including exercise classes, table tennis, badminton can take place.

Up to 30 people will be able to attend weddings, receptions, funerals and wakes.

Organised outdoor entertainment can take place.

The “rule of six” will be abolished for outdoor gatherings, replaced with a limit of 30 people.

The “rule of 6” will apply to indoor events.

Guidance on social contact between friends and family will be reviewed.

While so-called “vaccine passports” are under consideration for allowing certain indoor venues to re-open safely at this step that would hopefully be confined to larger venues, not village and community halls.

21st June

• All legal limits on social contact are removed. Outdoor events with more than 30people can take place e.g., fêtes.

• Dancing is permitted.

• Restrictions on numbers at weddings and funerals are abolished.


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QueenElizabeth Hall, 

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.

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The Annual General Meeting of the Queen Elizabeth Hall Committee will be held on Monday 12th April at 7pm via Zoom.

We are always looking for new members to bring fresh ideas, inspiration and assistance and would welcome anyone to join who would like to play a small or more significant part in the enthusiastic running of our community asset.

Every committee meeting is open to the community – held on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7pm.

The AGM is the most important meeting of the year, we encourage a greater number of people to take part to see the progress, the stumbling blocks, the needs and the ideals that are wrapped up in our Worstead village hall.



to receive a ZOOM link to attend.

Upcoming events 

Queen Elizabeth Hall 

September 2020:

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Thursdays 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm Standing and Sitting Barre Fusion Class.

A class is for people who find it difficult to get down to and up off the floor. We do gentle but highly effective and enjoyable Pilates exercises with equipment such as bands, dowel sticks and balls. The class has a ballet/ barre feel to it and feels wonderfully engaging. Hopefully you will come away feeling great, mobile and stronger. The focus will be on improving mobility, strength, posture and general well-being. We make sure we use it, so we don’t lose it, but we use it in a wonderful way!

Thursdays 6 pm – 7 pm Mixed Ability Mat Class.

This class is for people of all fitness levels so ranges from beginners to intermediate with a fitness Pilates style to it. If practised with consistency, Pilates improves posture, flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on posture, alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. It can prevent and solve back problems. You will feel great and walk tall. Classes suitable for mixed fitness levels and all adult ages.

I also do weekly streamed classes via a Private Pilates Group on the internet. One to one and private classes also available.

Classes are £20.00 / calendar month. Classes and streaming comb £25.00 / month. Streaming only £10.00 / month.

Classes are safely distanced as per Active UK guidelines so limited numbers in the class. You will need to bring your own mat and optional equipment.


Upcoming events

Queen Elizabeth Hall

October 2020:

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🤩 BOOGIE BOUNCE CLASSES LAUNCHING IN NORTH WALSHAM & WORSTEAD! 🤩❓ WHY BOOGIE BOUNCE? ✨ Boogie Bounce is a complete exercise programme performed on a mini trampoline with Patented T-Bar Handle. The programme consists of a highly effective H.I.I.T cardio section followed by a toning section, working bums, tums and thighs. Every muscle in the body is worked, even the FACIAL MUSCLES!

✨⚡ Boogie Bounce uses High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T) techniques to maximise the most effective fat burning process in the cardio section, whilst using the pliable surface of the mat to perform a range of core stability exercises, thus engaging more of the deep core muscles.

⚡👌 Trampolining or Rebounding as it also known has many health benefits –

Fantastic full body workout

Massive calorie burn and weight loss

Increased metabolism

Relieves stress

Low impact on joints and ligaments

Improves the Lymphatic system

Reduces cellulite

Suitable for all ages, shapes & sizes📍

Mondays @ Queen Elizabeth Hall Worstead

6pm & 7:10pm📍

All classes £6✔️

Booking your trampoline is essential!

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07809 893608


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👻 Starting to plan for Half Term? 👻

🎃 Family Halloween Boogie Bounce 🎃

🕯️ My favourite time of the year! 🕯️

🕷️ Children age 7+ welcome to these fun family daytime classes during Half Term, fancy dress very welcome! 🕷️💀 Spooktacular Halloween themed tracks to work the whole body including the facial muscles with lots of fun packed in, a great way to stay active during the school holidays! 💀

👿 Children £3

👿 Adults £6🍬 

 Wednesday 28th October @ Queen Elizabeth Hall Worstead


Booking is essential as spaces will be limited

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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.


Government guidelines

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:

  • limit the time you spend interacting with people from outside your household or support bubble to the activity which you are partaking in
  • limit the number of different activities which you partake in succession to reduce the potential chain of transmission
  • group size should be limited to the minimum which allows the activity to take place
  • maintain high standards of hand hygiene
  • if organising an activity, you should carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment to identify actions which could minimise the risk of transmission. Employers have a legal responsibility to protect workers and others from risk to their health and safety.
  • you are also strongly encouraged to wear a face covering in other enclosed public spaces where social distancing may be difficult and where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet

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.


Queen Elizabeth Hall

Ruin Road


NR28 9WH 

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