Men’s Shed Re-Opening Guidance

This guidance is designed to support the re-opening of Men’s Sheds across Northern Ireland. This guidance draws on information from the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Department of Communities, the Department of Health and The Public Health Agency, dated August 2020. Always keep up to date with the latest guidance on The Public Health Agency website.

The past few months have been a strange and unexpected time for us all. Men’s Sheds are vital to communities across Northern Ireland and the effects of Sheds closing have been deeply felt. The past few months have been difficult for every one in society and over the next few months, adapting to the ‘new normal’ will present challenges.

We have created this guidance to help Sheds navigate how to get things up and running again. This document is intended as guidance only for Sheds to consider on their journey to re-opening. It is not intended to be a policy, mandatory regulation for the Sheds or to replace any of the information from statutory bodies. We hope this helps you continue the great work that your Shed does.

Download the guidance here.