Community use of facilities

Are third parties such as community groups permitted to use school facilities?

Yes – third parties such as community groups can come onsite to use school activities. For example, many schools allow community sports or arts groups to use their facilities out of hours.

Where this occurs, those organisations or external groups should undertake their own COVID safe risk assessments and share these with the school.

It might be that additional cleaning is required following the community use of school premises – it’s a school decision about who is responsible for that cleaning.

The school should also make the organisation or external group aware of any COVID-safe requirements that the school has for the use of its facilities.