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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.
Unoccupancy Extension Expired on 31st May 2021
Ansvar had previously agreed to relax the unoccupied restrictions for Village Halls and Community Buildings to assist during the Covid lockdowns. The restrictions were relaxed until 31st May 2021 but now as community buildings are permitted to reopen insurers would expect premises to be occupied.
If you are welcoming people into your premises, then you should ensure social distancing continues. We would also 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.
You should carry out a risk assessment ahead of any reopening and record your findings in writing. We recommend that you consider the following points in respect of the reopening:
Cleaning the premises thoroughly before and after each use
Imposing a cleaning regime in respect of door handles, light switches and so on
Imposing one-way systems where possible and other social distancing measures
Providing PPE if and when appropriate
Use of face coverings for all visitors to the premises
Display Government issued QR code to aid with track and trace
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.
Ansvar are continuing to provide updates on the reopening of halls and services. You may wish to visit their website at www.ansvar.co.uk/covid-19-updates/covid-19-news/ which provides updates and guidance on all matters related to Covid-19.
Supreme Court ruling on Business Interuption claims
The Supreme Court recently allowed an appeal from the FCA on behalf of policyholders relating to coronavirus-related business interruption losses. This meant that insurers would have to pay out to those businesses that had purchased an unspecified diseases extension.
Sadly this would not have an impact on Village Hall policies held by Ansvar Insurance. The previous High Court ruling of the 15th September 2020 confirmed the position that Ecclesiastical Insurance office including Ansvar policies do not cover Business Interruption caused by the pandemic, and therefore Ansvar are not required to pay claims.
Full details of this can be found on the following press release: https://www.ansvar.co.uk/policyholders/fac-test-case/
We recommend that you check the rules in your area to ensure you comply with local restrictions.
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6 Good Reasons for Choosing Village Hall Insurance from Norris & Fisher
Specialist Village Hall policy with widest available cover
No administration fees
Rebuilding cost valuation service available
Dedicated Village Hall team with in depth knowledge of the policy
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