Community buildings and activities

community activity outdoors

Wondering how to reopen a community building or what community activities you can run safely in your local place? You can find our most recent advice, links to Government guidance, plus previous blogs and webinars on this page.


Guidance for support groups, November 2020

We’re sharing some guidance for local organisations who run support groups, who may be unsure about what community activities are currently possible  We strongly recommend you do not open for face–to-face support during the national lockdown, to keep people as safe as we can and to reduce infection rates. Face-to-face support should only take place when it would be more harmful to stay at home than to physically go to the support group.

Guidance for support groups (PDF)


Government guidance

Enabling safe and effective volunteering during coronavirus (Covid-19)

Covid-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities

Covid-19 restrictions in Kirklees


Risk assessments

Please feel free to use this example of a risk assessment as learning to support you to complete your own risk assessments:

Thornton Lodge Community Centre risk assessment (Doc)

Local organisations are welcome to contact Third Sector Leaders Kirklees if you have questions.

Bridget Hughes –

Becky Bracey –


Community Buildings webinars



Blogs about community buildings and activities