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Village Hall Insurance

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Norris & Fisher are specialist charity insurance brokers who offer a tailored policy for village halls and community buildings.  Our cover is the widest available in the market and our premium rates are very competitive.

In accordance with the UK government guidelines, our office is currently closed and our colleagues are working from home until further notice. However, we are still open for business and happy to assist in any way we can.

The best way to reach us is by email. Our answerphone is being monitored so if you wish to speak by phone then please leave us a message and someone will call you back as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding during this time.

   
You may be aware that Village Halls are eligible for a grant from the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grant Fund.  It is available to charities who are registered to pay rates and it is not means tested.  Further details can be found here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/881040/business_support_grants-local_authorities_guidance.pdf

Reopening Advice For Village Halls
 

You are welcome to resume operations from 4th July but please note that halls cannot currently be used for indoor fitness or sport activities.
 

There are no restrictions on reopening the hall from an insurance perspective from this time. We would simply reiterate the advice that if anybody shows symptoms then they don’t attend the Hall and should a user have been in contact with anyone suffering from the virus they should self-isolate.

 

Ansvar have agreed to withhold the unoccupancy restrictions until 31st August 2020 so you do not have to advise of unoccupied properties until this time.

 

If you are welcoming people into your premises then you must ensure social distancing continues, adding floor markers or any other methods to keep people 2 metres apart are a necessity. It is worth carrying out a risk assessment ahead of any reopening and recording your findings.

 

We recommend that you consider the following points before reopening:

 

  • Cleaning the premises thoroughly before and after each use

  • Imposing a cleaning regime in respect of heavily touched items such as door handles, light switches and so on

  • Imposing one-way systems where possible and other social distancing measures

  • Providing PPE if and when appropriate

  • Leaving internal doors open whilst the premises are occupied

  • Making hand sanitiser and paper towels freely available

  • Running taps before first use so as to reduce the risk of legionella

If an outbreak were to be traced to the Hall it would be very unlikely that you could be held liable provided you have taken reasonable precautions. The third party would have to prove that they had contracted the virus both at your premises and as a result of your negligence.  Should they be able to do that then the Public Liability section of the policy would pay compensation.

 

It is still unclear on how we will come out of this fully but insurers are continuing to provide updates on the gradual reopening of halls and services. You may wish to visit the Ansvar website at www.ansvar.co.uk/covid-19-updates/covid-19-news/ which provides updates and guidance on all matters related to Covid-19.

 

There is also some useful information on the Health & Safety Executive website and it may be worth reading their advice: https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/coronavirus.htm 

Why choose us?

Why you should think about using a
Chartered Insurance Broker

We are proud to have been awarded the prestigious title ‘Chartered Insurance Brokers’ by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

Chartered status is the industry’s gold standard for insurance brokers and is currently met by fewer than 200 firms across the country.

Chartered status brings with it serious obligations. We are required to ensure the advice, service and ongoing support we provide to you is:

  • of the highest quality

  • based solely on your researched needs

  • provided by someone operating within their level of competency.

6 Good Reasons for Choosing Village Hall Insurance from Norris & Fisher
  1. Specialist Village Hall policy with widest available cover

  2. Competitive premiums

  3. No administration fees

  4. Rebuilding cost valuation service available

  5. Dedicated Village Hall team with in depth knowledge of the policy

  6. Sound advice from a Chartered Broker

 

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