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24 January 2022


Following the First Minister's statement on 18 January 2022 the remaining statutory measures introduced in response to Omicron as follows; limits on attendance at indoor public events; the requirement for 1 metre physical distancing between different groups in indoor public places will be lifted from Monday, 24 January.

Safety measures

All the usual measures continue to apply, such as the recommended wearing of face coverings, increasing ventilation, collecting test and protect data, good hand hygiene and regular cleaning of surfaces. 


Everyone is encouraged to take a lateral flow test before attending an event or social gathering. Home test kits are freely available from pharmacies and also online. North Kessock Village Hall has decided to add testing as a recommended safety measure for updating their hire criteria.

What will this mean for North Kessock Village Hall?

Village halls recommend all those entering continue to wear a face covering unless exempt. (They can be removed, albeit temporarily, to take part in sport or exercise, dancing, to eat or drink, or when seated during children’s activities).

User groups should continue to collect contact details and pass them to village hall management committees. These must then be discarded after 21 days. We will continue to ensure the Test and Protect Posters are displayed clearly.

Also, with good ventilation and hand-hygiene remaining advisory, sanitisers will be kept in place and users are asked to try and maximise ventilation inside the hall by opening doors and windows and turning on the high-level extractor fan. There are now CO2 monitors in the main hall and the meeting room which give an indication of the air quality.

Users are required to spend fifteen minutes before and after a hire sanitising door handles, light switches, tables and chairs, wash basins and to complete a sanitising checklist.

Test and Protect

As part of Test and Protect, user groups must register contact details for people using the hall and share them with us - where they will be kept for 21 days. In addition, as a further Test and Protect measure the hall has registered with Check In Scotland for a QR code for the hall like the one below.

When you first scan the hall’s unique QR code by pointing your mobile phone camera, it will launch a Check In Scotland online form on your phone. You need to enter your contact details, including name and contact number, and click 'check in' to confirm you are at the hall. This will record the date and time you arrived. When you leave, you should check out. If you still have the online form open on your phone, you just need to press 'check out'. If you do not have the online form open, you can check out by rescanning your venue's QR code. The QR codes will be displayed at the entry and exit points as well as several places in the hall."









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