Voluntary Action Camden

Re-opening Community Buildings with Locality

A Follow-up workshop with Locality

Powerpoint Presentation

Resources and information mention in the workshop:

Details on where QR codes are mandatory https://www.gov.uk/government/news/venues-required-to-enforce-rule-of-6-nhs-qr-code-posters-and-contact-logs

QR Poster – https://www.gov.uk/create-coronavirus-qr-poster 

For contact tracing: For visitors who don’t use the QR code you can use Time to Spare (www.timetospare.com) to log their details. Time to Spare is free for charities and can be used for a variety of purposes, including tracking monitoring and evaluation data for your activities. We can put you in touch with them if you would like (vcs@camden.gov.uk)

Signage: A reminder you can also find signs to print off here, along with sample risk assessments: https://www.camden.gov.uk/support-for-community-organisations#fsmp

Summary list of issues/tensions raised: 

  1. Balancing different users- those that want to stay safe vrs those that think it is all too draconian/a conspiracy
  2. Verify mask not wearing exemptions – many saying the have asthma as a get out (but lying!)
  3. Engaging / liaising with users about re-opening or changing rules within space – some good practice on this that has helped
  4. Multi-function spaces – which rules / indoor vrs outdoor – confusion when delivering wide range of diff uses and interpreting diff guidance
  5. Health vrs community wellbeing – some vulnerable groups so isolated that bringing them into space (and risk) might be worth it
  6. Financial concerns about staying afloat – affecting decisions about opening – e.g. letting churches hire space when they know it is probably flouting rules
  7. Support Group vrs Social Group – how to distinguish (latter not permitted)
  8. Charitable activity? (Does this relate to org delivering or not)
  9. Learning from what’s working online
  10. Access to digital important – people don’t have the IT to speak to family etc
  11. Duty of care to those leaving premises together – groups congregating outside after sessions
  12. Front of building checks – balance welcome and compliance – difficulty with track and trace for some vulnerable groups (homeless)

NB Further #BuildBackBetter resources here.