Omagh Forum is launching a new programme on Reopening your community facility.  See below on how to participate and avail of support and resources.

Omagh Forum has been working with community groups over the last few months supporting them in considering return to their premises.  This arose from the survey we carried out in June and July asking how rural communities were managing over lockdown and we asked what help groups needed.  In response to this we initially issued risk assessment templates and guidance for groups and the feedback on those has been excellent.  We are currently carrying out a further survey on re-opening community facilities and have had great participation in this – if you would like to respond please go to this link, it will literally take 2-4 minutes

Omagh Forum also had our question on how the new regulations affected community facilities answered on the Assembly floor by the Health Minister, Robin Swann.

We have now been successful in a funding application to cfni under the New Needs fund to roll out a programme of support to halls and community facilities on reopening.

We now invite interest from groups to participate in the programme

Join us on Zoom as we discuss:

  • A practical guide as restrictions ease
  • Planning for re-opening your community facility
  • A step-by-step approach
  • Sample Covid-19 risk assessment for your facility
  • Covid-19 secure guidelines
  • Social distancing within a community facility
  • Cleaning and encouraging good hygiene
  • Sample hiring agreements
  • Day to day procedures
  • Procedures if someone becomes unwell with Covid-19

Participants may be eligible for a free resource pack to assist with reopening their facility.

To register please contact Mary T by email: or call 028 82 251559.

Please register before Friday 9th October as the first training session takes place on Monday 12th October at 7.30pm

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