We are reopening our 12 community halls and spaces for bookings and use, gradually from Monday 10 August after they closed in April due to the pandemic.
New risk assessments are complete, and we have installed signage to ensure that social distancing is maintained when the spaces are in use. Hand sanitiser is also available for use.
Non-exercise activities such as prayer groups, youth groups and workshops, are encouraged, in line with government guidance, which restricts the types of activities allowed.
We will assess new bookings case by case. Each community hall risk assessment sets out the maximum capacity for any events and these details have all been updated online.
Some of the bookings that we cannot currently accept are large parties, including weddings, or indoor performances such as drama, comedy, and music, which take place in front of a live audience. Gatherings of more than 30 people are permitted, but attendees will need to be socially distant from those they don’t live with.
Two of our community facilities also include licensed bars, at Lillington and Longmoore Gardens and Churchill Gardens. We have checked the measures taken by the residents' associations to run these spaces are compliant.
Please make sure to play your part in helping to slow coronavirus spread if you are using these facilities.
To find out more about the spaces available including new rules, changes to capacity and to book - visit https://www.westminster.gov.uk/yourhousing/spacesforhire .