Village and community halls located in Tier 4 areas are required to close from Sunday 20th December onwards. Berkshire is currently a Tier 4 area.
Restrictions similar to those seen during the national lockdown have been introduced in the new Tier 4 areas.
The restrictions mean that village halls must close, except for a limited number of uses.
Given the rapid spread of the new variant of COVID-19, it seems unlikely that areas will be moved out of Tier 4 for some time and further areas may well move into Tier 4.
Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) has prepared further information to help volunteers who manage these buildings which can be downloaded here.
Our national body ACRE has published various information and briefings throughout 2020 to support rural communities during the pandemic. Find out more: https://acre.org.uk/rural-issues/coronavirus