Community and Culture Covid-19 information and resources

As outlined in the Government Roadmap for Business & Society, community and voluntary organisations are beginning to make important preparations for reopening offices and facilities across Ireland Kilkenny County Council in partnership with Kilkenny Public Participation Network and Kilkenny LEADER Partnership are offering supports to community groups operating community facilities in their area. The supports are to help local community/voluntary organisations prepare for a return to operations, and to mitigate against risks of infection and to prepare premises to ensure physical distancing layouts and other infection control measures.
Kilkenny Local Community Development Committee is also supporting local communities through the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) 2020 Reopening of Community Facilities under Covid 19 Restrictions Small Grant Support Scheme

This special reopening of Community Facilities under Covid 19 Restrictions Small Grant scheme is open to any not-for-profit community or voluntary group operating community facilities including halls and centres.
The funding covers Covid19 related capital/equipment projects only. Each community/voluntary group operating community centre/hall facilities will be required to assess and identify what actions are required within your centre or hall to ensure appropriate physical distancing and spread prevention protocols are in place.
Further information can be found here:

Other helpful links:

Community support to re-open community facilities documentation can be found here:

2020-05-25 KCC Covid 19 induction training.pptx (size 1 MB)

Business_Continuity_Planning_COVID-19.xlsx (size 18.9 KB)

Business-Continuity-Planning-Checklist-COVID-19.pdf (size 245.9 KB)

Clean Down Sign Off Sheet.docx (size 12.7 KB)

Community Support Forum.docx (size 142.1 KB)

covid19-response-plan-template1.pdf (size 937.8 KB)

covid-example-workplace-risk-assessment (003)_0.docx (size 27.5 KB)

Email-Mens-Shed-Covid-19-Committee-Guidance.pdf (size 1.9 MB)

Email-Mens-Shed-Covid-19-Shedders-Guidance.pdf (size 1.8 MB)

employers_checklist_no11.pdf (size 269.6 KB)


lead_worker_representative_poster_a4_.pdf (size 446.2 KB)

NYCI_YouthSector_Guidance_Final.pdf (size 697.4 KB)

Risk Assessment template.docx (size 13.8 KB)

Sample covid--risk-assessment.docx (size 27.5 KB)

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