Memorial Hall and Corner House closing
The Memorial Hall and Corner House are closing to the public. This is because the trustees do not wish to provide a venue in which transmission of the coronavirus is likely. This current virus can spread from person to person very easily and the consequences can be fatal. That is why we must all be extremely careful when close to or in contact with others. The virus can also be picked up from hard surfaces which have been touched by those who, sometimes unaware, are already carrying the disease.
The Memorial Hall kitchen will continue to be used for the preparation of meals on wheels and other meal services in the community. Those services are likely to become even more important if increasing numbers of people ‘self-isolate’ and become reliant on a meal turning up at the doorstep. We have to really appreciate those volunteers who are preparing and distributing those meals.
The Corner House ‘bookshop’ will not be accessible because the virus can be transmitted from books that have been handled by persons carrying the virus.
It is important that Charlbury continues as a community but we all need to be aware in these times that physical contact and close proximity is not good. This situation is likely to continue for some months. We hope our people will be spared and that spirits can be kept high.