COVID-19: Reopening of community centres

With the latest infomation on the Government guidance on social contact rules, voluntary and community sector organisations should not hire out community spaces/rooms for private functions.

Kensington and Chelsea community centres can reopen

Community Centres and multiuse community facilities support a wide range of local activity. However their communal nature also makes them places that are vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19.

Managers of community facilities will have discretion over when they consider it safe to open for any activity permitted by legislation and may remain closed if they are not able to safely follow the advice to make the space COVID secure.

Reopening should be consistent with:

  • Public health guidance regarding hand hygiene and social distancing.
  • Safe workplace guidelines to ensure all employees are safe to return to work.
  • From 24 September, community facilities must register and display the official NHS QR poster. Visit the GOV.UK site to register for your NHS QR poster.

To help decide which actions to take ahead of reopening the building for permitted activity, a COVID 19 risk assessment should be completed taking social distancing into account.

Full guidance on reopening of community facilities can be found on the Government website.

The Curve

Read more about the phased reopening of The Curve Community Centre.

Sports venues

Sports courts including tennis courts, bowling greens and playing spaces are now open to residents and, as of Saturday 4 July outdoor gyms and playgrounds are now able to reopen. Read more about our leisure and culture service updates.

Working safely at this time

Read the Government guidelines for how to working safely during COVID-19.

Face coverings

If you can, you should also wear a face covering in enclosed public spaces where social distancing is not possible and where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet. Read more about how to wear face coverings on the Government website.

More information

If you are a community or voluntary sector organisation and would like advice and guidance on reopening services, please email the Council on Please state whether you offer your services from an RBKC-owned premises in the email.