BUT STRICT COVID-19 PROCEDURES APPLY
Byron Shire Council managed halls have reopened post COVID-19 based on the NSW Government’s Covid-19 Safety Plan for Community Centres and Halls. The safety plan includes the following:
- The exclusion of staff, volunteers and visitors who are unwell or who have been in identified Covid-19 hotspots in the last 14 days.
- Ensuring conditions of entry of the Drill Hall are on display.
- Ensuring all touched surfaces are cleaned first with detergent and water, then with disinfectant, at the conclusion of any activity.
- Ensuring capacity does not exceed the one person per 4 square metre rule. (for the Drill Hall auditorium this number is 25 persons).
- Ensuring that participants are aware of the 1.5 metres physical distancing rule and apply this where practical.
- Ensuring there are no deliberate body contact activities.
- Having strategies in place to manage gatherings that may occur immediately outside the premises.
- Ensuring toilets have strategies in place to reduce crowding and promote social distancing.
- The adoption of good hand hygiene practices. Ensuring hand sanitiser is accessible at the venue entry and elsewhere in the facility.
- Ensuring bathrooms are well stocked with hand soap and paper towels.
- Ensuring that where food is provided that one person be allocated to serve and this person should practise hand hygiene before and after service.
- Reducing sharing of equipment where practical and ensuring equipment is cleaned with detergent and disinfectant between use.
- The regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for longer activities).
- Ensuring a record is kept of name and mobile number for all staff, volunteers, and visitors at the event to assist with contact tracing, if required.
- Making your staff aware of the COVIDSafe app and its benefits to support contact tracing, if required.
- Ensuring cooperation with NSW Health if contacted in relation to a positive case of COVID-19 and notify SafeWork NSW on 13 10 50.
Classes of up to 20 participants can resume at the Drill Hall as long as the following procedures are followed.
- If you are sick or feeling even slightly unwell please go home immediately and do not enter the Drill Hall.
- Use hand sanitiser on entry and practise hand hygiene at all times.
- All hall users must sign the register on entry (for each and every class), with your name and contact number so that you can be contacted in the event of a class member contracting Covid-19.
- The number of persons allowed in the Drill Hall at any one time is 20 class participants plus up to 5 instructors/helpers.
- You still need to keep a social distance of 1.5 metres at all times.
- Bring your own water bottle. In the interest of public health, the kitchen will usually be closed.
- if you are involved in aerobic activities bring your own towel.
- Bring your own equipment (where practical).
- If equipment is shared it must be disinfected between users.
- Any equipment kept at the Drill Hall must be disinfected before being stored.
- Remember that the Covid-19 app, COVISSafe has been designed to speed up contacting people exposed to the coronavirus. It can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.
CLASSES @ THE DRILL
Please contact tutors for more information
The latest Covid-19 regulations as they apply to public halls can be found here
THE DRILL HALL THEATRE COMPANY SEASON
It is not practical for the Drill Hall Theatre Company to present a performance to an audience of only 25 people. Once these rules are relaxed we will be back ……
From Artistic Director, Liz Chance
We hope you’re all travelling well in these tricky times. Like everyone else, we were caught out by the swiftness of the onset of Covid-19 restrictions and to date we haven’t been able to re-organize our season as we have to wait and see how the situation develops.
We very much hope to mount one or two productions this year, but as long as social distancing remains in place this is just not practical. At the moment we think it unwise to open before September because of the added strain of winter and the normal flu season.
I don’t want to make any promises as to dates as the situation remains too volatile.
Please know that we are very much still here and raring to go. We will let you know as soon as possible the plans for the rest of this year.
Wishing you all the very best from the whole board of the Drill Hall Theatre Company.
DRILL HALLTHEATRE COMPANY
THE 2020 SEASON THAT WAS TOm BE
Friday 15th May ~ Sunday 31st May
POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
by Joanna Murray-Smith
A gripping psychological thriller by Joanna Murray-Smith that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Starring Liz Chance (Water Rats, Blue Heelers, Caddie), Matt Rossner (F Word, Puberty Blues) and directed by multi-award-winning actor/director Toni Scanlon (Water Rats, Blue Heelers, MDA)
POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY/MARCH 2021
When The Rain Stops Falling
By Andrew Bovell
An epic inter-generational story of two families and the weather they make by Andrew Bovell with a stellar cast including Liz Chance, Chris Benaud, Lorrie Cruikshank, Tom Davies, and directed by Gregory Aitken (Mark Colvin’s Kidney, The Incorruptible, Edgar and Mary).
Friday 6th November ~ Sunday 15th November
TICKETS ON HOLD UNTIL THE SITUATION ON COVID-19 BECOMES CLEARER
by Patricia Cornelius
After a sell-out season at The Drill Hall, multi-award winning playwright Patricia Cornelius’ electrifying, provocative and bitterly funny play SHIT returns by public demand. Starring Claire Atkins, Kate Foster, Melia Naughton and directed by Liz Chance.
Old Men Dancing
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