COVID-19: Reopening of community centres

Kensington and Chelsea community centres can reopen from Saturday 4 July.

They can only open to offer the following services:

  • Essential voluntary activities and urgent public services, such as food banks and homeless services.
  • Temporary blood donation sessions.
  • Early years childcare provided by a person registered on the Early Years Register under Part 3 of the Childcare Act 2006.
  • Indoor markets

If you do open your community centre you must follow Public Health England guidelines.
If you can, you should also wear a face covering in enclosed public spaces where social distancing is not possible and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet. Read more about how to wear face coverings.
The government strongly advises against community centres opening for indoor fitness and sport activity.
We do not recommend reopening community centres fully until clearer advice is available from government. We are expecting to receive this guidance soon and will update this page.
Read the Government guidelines for how to working safely during COVID-19.
Sports courts including tennis courts, bowling greens and playing spaces are now open to residents and, from Saturday 4 July outdoor gyms and playgrounds will reopen. Read more about our leisure and culture service updates.

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