Community centres, village halls, and other multi-use community facilities support a wide range of local activity. However, their communal nature also makes them places that are vulnerable to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
This guidance is aimed at supporting community centres to restart more public services at the discretion of Local Authorities. In this instance, the regulations define a local authority as the council of a county or county borough in Wales. Its purpose is to enable these centres to operate in a COVID-secure way and reflect the huge variety of different community centres across Wales. This should have positive impacts by expanding valuable public services in the community, including supporting safeguarding efforts to respond to the many problems that sadly may have been hidden or exacerbated during the lockdown
It is primarily for those managing multi-use community centres to prepare for reopening when restrictions have lifted. It signposts to relevant guidance on a range of different activities that can take place in these spaces. However, it is also relevant to those wishing to hire a community centre.
For more information and to read the guidance in full, please visit the Welsh Government website.