Coronavirus update


Updated 16 July 2021

We are continuing with most Covid-19 precautions from 19 July (when legal restrictions are lifted), in line with government guidance and advice from the Methodist Church. This will probably be in effect at least until the end of August, so please note the following:

  • No cafe, and the Centre will usually only be open when there are bookings, rather than at set times
  • Entry in general only for participants in booked activities, although other visitors can still come in eg. to view exhibitions or to speak to the volunteer on duty (please use the intercom by the front door first, and note that no visitors are allowed during the Holiday Club 26-30 July, for safeguarding reaons)
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers are provided at entrances. Our professional cleaning contractor is following deep-clean procedures for all areas which have been used, at the end of each day, and volunteers will clean communal contact points such as door handles and basin taps during the day. However organizers should be prepared to clean their own area after use if another hirer is taking it over, or if they have different groups coming in during their session
  • When using meeting rooms, keep windows open if possible for ventilation
  • Adults should still wear face coverings when entering the Centre, but may remove them in meeting rooms if organizers have arranged adequate distancing and put in place suitable precautions. Hirers are responsible for informing those attending their event about required precautions

We do not require visitors to sign in for NHS Test & Trace purposes while we only have organized activities, as this is the hirer's responsibility, but there are QR scan codes displayed for the NHS app 

Please check back here for updates, and also on our Facebook page. For any enquiries please contact us or leave a message on the office number 01737 652256 (these will be picked up remotely). If you're planning a new event, class or other meeting we'll still be happy to give you any information you need about facilities, cost etc

As our building is owned and operated by the Methodist Church, we're also following regularly updated guidelines which can be found here