Information regarding hiring the hall and Covid 19

Since the beginning of lockdown at the end of March Kelvedon Institute Committee has been considering and implementing preparations for the re-opening of the premises.

As many of you will have learnt on 23rd June, Community Centres were included in the venues and businesses able to re-open on 4th July BUT by Government policy certain activities are excluded although further information has been promised. Hirers are responsible for checking whether, and when, their areas of activity will be permitted to begin again. Government Guidance on opening businesses and venues.

The Small Hall and the Main hall (plus stage) will be available to hire from Monday 6th July, including toilets, but excluding use of basement, back room, kitchen and coffee-point. Maximum number of attendees is 30 per venue. 

All hirers are advised to check Government information on a regular basis and when you have a start date, to inform your Insurers of your intentions.

Currently the following activities cannot take place within the halls.

Indoor sport and exercise classes: Activities such as badminton, table tennis, Zumba, carpet bowls, dancing classes, yoga and pilates: The Government Guidance for multi-purpose community facilities says indoor community facilities should “not permit sports activities that would typically take place in a gym, sports venue or a fitness or dancing studio”, which have not yet been permitted to open. 

Live Performances: Including drama, comedy, music, choirs (owing to risk of aerosol transmission of the virus among performers and audience). Further guidance is awaited.

There are new requirements that hirers must now undertake when hiring the hall which are set out in our Statement of Risk and Avoidance measures document and our Special conditions of hire.

Statement of Risk and Avoidance measures

Special Conditions of Hire.

For more information please contact our Booking Secretary on 01376 570508 or email

Thank you for your patience and your attention. The Institute has played a major role in the life of Kelvedon and the surrounding area since 1911 and we look forward too many more years of service to the local community.