The Government directive on 2 September 2020 has removed 'Club House Activities' from the social distancing restrictions. The Government is still being cautious and will be reviewing the situation on 10 September 2020 but it is hoped that club activities will not go back on the restrictions list.
Therefore, masonic meetings and all normal activity at Zetland Hall may take place from 4 September 2020.
Zetland Hall will therefore revert to the 'You Decide' policy whereby masonic orders should consider the current risk factors and decide themselves on whether or not to hold a meeting.
The Government has not stipulated social distancing or headcount numbers for general club activities and therefore there is no restriction on numbers attending any meetings. However, it would be sensible to consider some general hygiene measures at masonic meetings. Specific measures are left to the various constitutions and orders to decide on.
The meeting rooms, robing rooms etc. are regularly cleaned and disinfected. All users of the Hall are asked to assist in keeping the environment hygienic and safe for everyone. The Government rule on masks still applies and these should be worn as appropriate.
Catering restrictions have been relaxed with evening dining permitted up to 10.00pm. However, it is still limited to 50% of the dining capacity,
minimum distance between tables, and 2 people to a table. This makes formal festive boards difficult as:
- Banquet Hall: limited to 32 (16 tables)
- Bar Area: limited to: 12 (6 tables) plus 4 more if the sofas adjacent to the bar are used.
It is hoped these restrictions will ease in the coming weeks but for now please plan ahead based on your catering requirements and perhaps consider snacks and drinks following a meeting in lieu of a formal meal.
A review will be conducted on 10 September 2020 based on any information published by the Government at that time.
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