The government has announced new restrictions today for the North East including Northumberland. Looking at those aspects that affect our village halls, the following will come into force from tomorrow: (Friday 18th Sept)
-It is advised no socialising outside your household in public venues takes place; and -It is advised to avoid any grassroots sport or play sport in the restricted areas -(there are some exemptions but none which appear to apply directly to the majority of our normal clubs and societies).
It is gut-wrenching to hear this, as we had worked so hard to get the premises covid-secure and had really looked forward to welcoming many groups back. If and when I receive any more clarification on what this means for us, I will post it here, but this is as much as we have right now.
We will be cancelling next Monday's cafe - at this point in time, just for 21st Sep.
The safety and wellbeing of our cafe volunteers is our utmost priority, so we will be discussing the situation with them and taking a view about where we should go from here.
If you have any queries about this, please do not hesitate to contact myself or Suzanne Barker.