Published 21 December 2020
View the Guidance on the Scottish Government site
This national guidance aims to support community centres to re-open safely during COVID-19 in line with Scotland’s Strategic Framework. It balances the important role which community centres play with the need to avoid further community transmission. The Strategic Framework sets out five levels of protection which have different restrictions in place to best tackle the virus and protect people.
The guidance is for those managing community centres, village halls, and other community facilities and is primarily about how to reopen buildings as safely as possible.
However, it will also be relevant to those hiring or using a community centre to understand how to deliver services as safely as possible.
The guidance is aimed at ensuring that when a decision is taken to open a community centre that it can do so as safely as possible – it is not an instruction to open. It does not provide guidance for the wide range of activities that take place within a community centre. You should refer to the sector specific guidance for details on particular activities.