Hadlow Parish Council has studied the latest government guidelines applying to our facilities and carried out all the risk assessments the guidelines recommend. We have concluded that only a very strictly limited reopening of certain facilities is possible within the guidelines.

Children’s Play Areas

The government advise a stringent hygiene regime with sanitising of play equipment before and after use, social distancing, control of the number of people within the play area and a queuing system if necessary. The Parish Council does not have the resources or authority to operate or enforce such a regime, however we have followed Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council lead and installed COVID guidance signage at both play areas indicating the areas are currently open at the discretion of the adults accompanying the children who are deemed responsible for following the COVID guidelines.

Halls

The guidelines for opening halls to the public are similarly rigorous. We are discussing the situation with all regular users of the Old School Hall and the HY Arts Centre. It might be possible to accept booking from regular users that feel able to operate within the government guidelines.

Hadlow Cemetery

The cemetery remains open to the public subject to government advice on social distancing. The number of mourners attending a burial or interment should be kept to as few as possible please and be drawn only from immediate family or close friends of the deceased. No more than 30 people altogether must be present but please note this is subject to change in line with government guidance.

Parish Office

The parish office at the Old School Hall is open to the public on Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am to 12.30pm by prior appointment only. Telephone or email to arrange an appointment. Please observe the Covid-19 precautions in place.

1st July 2020

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