Somerford ARC Community Centre is committed to keeping our doors open and providing services to the community, so it is of great importance that we work in accordance with the latest Government Guidelines for the safe use of multipurpose community facilities.

The welfare of our service users is our main priority, and we are doing everything we can to keep everyone safe and to help stop the spread of the virus.


Using Our Centre When Restrictions are in Place:




  • Please ensure you use the sanitiser provided when entering and leaving the building.
  • Washing your hands is the best way to protect yourselves and others from the spread of the virus. You can find advice on the best way to wash your hands by clicking on the link below

        NHS - How to wash your hands

Social Distancing



  • Social distancing is essential to stop the spread of the virus, as it is more likely to spread when people are close together. 
  • Stay 2 metres apart from any one you do not live with or not in your support bubble.
  • If you live with more than 6 people or your support bubble is greater than 6 please do not attend the centre as one social group.
  • Take even more care social distancing if you are over 70, pregnant or have a long-term health condition.
  • We are operating on a one-way system to help maintain and ensure social distancing can be adhered to.

Facial Coverings


Facial Coverings must be worn: 

  • Entering, leaving, and moving around the building
  • Meetings and other gatherings
  • Office (measure must be put in place to reduce transmitting if more than one person is in the area)- Face coverings are optional (measure must be put in place to protect staff and volunteers


When you do not need to wear a face covering: 

  • Children under the age of 11
  • People who cannot put on, wear, or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
  • Where putting on, wearing, or removing a face covering causes great distress
  • If you are assisting someone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expressions to communicate
  • To avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury to yourself or others
  • During exercise

Track and Trace



  • By law we are required to have a system in place to record the details of our services users.
  • Track and trace play a vital part in fighting COVID-19 to help us return to a more normal way of life and reduce the need for local lockdowns.
  • When you arrive at our centre you will be asked to sign in either using our log in sheets located in our entrance hall, or with your group leader if you are attending a group.
  • Mobile phone users are encouraged to sign in using the NHS Track and Trace app by scanning our QR Code.
  • The Track and Trace app is downloadable through google play or the apple app store.
  • We will not store your details for any longer than 21 days and will not be used for any other purposes in accordance with the Somerford ARC Community Centre Data Protection Policy (which can be made available on request)


Risk Assessments


  • All groups and classes currently running at our centre must provide us with a COVID- 19 risk assessment.
  • A copy of our COVID- 19 risk assessment can be made available on request by contacting us on:


Telephone: 01202 470 770