A multi-agency panel has been set up to advise and support around the safe and proportionate reopening of facilities in-line with national guidance. The panel has been created under Ceredigion’s Public Services Board Sub Group; Understanding our Communities. Leading on the development of the group is Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations (CAVO) and Ceredigion County Council in partnership with Heddlu Dyfed Powys Police and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service. The panel includes representation from Health & Safety, Environmental Health and Community Safety.

The panel encourages anyone responsible for community facilities to seek advice to ensure that arrangements are safe and secure and that compliance is in-line with national guidance. Prior to re-opening any community facility those managing centres must ensure that they are ‘Covid-Free Zones’.

The panel has created a resource pack to aid the safe reopening of community venues. The resource pack is available on Ceredigion County Council’s website and includes:

  • WCVA Guidance for Community Centre
  • Cleaning advice
  • Risk assessment template for re-opening community buildings
  • Risk assessment template for hirers of community buildings
  • Downloadable posters and materials

The panel have also held a series of 6 briefing sessions for individuals, groups or organisations responsible for multi-purpose community centres focusing on buildings, people and activities.