This guidance is for community centres based in Wales to provide you with a brief overview of how to prepare for restarting your services when it is permissible to do so.
At the time of writing, community centres must remain closed subject to certain exceptions. These exceptions include providing essential voluntary services to homeless or vulnerable people and, upon the request of the Welsh Ministers or a local authority, providing public services. See Regulation 7 here, updated on 3 July 2020.
The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020, impose a number of restrictions on businesses and other services and you must operate your organisation in a way that is compliant with these regulations, as updated or amended.
This guide is correct at the time of publication and we recommend it is read in conjunction with government guidance which you need to regularly review for updates. In Wales, you can refer to these sites for guidance: Welsh Government and Public Health Wales. You should also refer to guidance provided by the Health and Safety Executive. For the regulation itself and any updates or amendments please see here.
The attached document contains information on:
- Risk Assessment
- Test, Trace, Protect
- Physical / Social Distancing
- Trustees and Good Governance
- Vulnerable people
- Taking bookings and cash payments
- Safety and physical distancing signs
- Contracts and hiring out centres
- Cleaning Products
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies
- Welsh Language
- Using the venue for childcare use
Download the guide here (PDF).