Concerned about reopening the village hall? Worried about resuming choir practice? Will the local show be ready to re-open its gate next year? And what about the clubs and festivals that are an integral part of our local communities?

You are not alone. Recommendations following a report by the Welsh Government suggest a call to reconnect with groups which are “unlikely to resume activities after the pandemic to ascertain what support is needed to help them resume action as they would wish.”

Menter Iaith Sir Ddinbych, with the support of the Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council (DVSC), is offering guidance to community groups to get back into activities and re-open centres as safely as possible following the Covid-19 safety guidance.

In a special awareness session through Zoom tailored to our local communities, event health and safety expert Alan Gwynant will offer guidance and a boost of confidence as volunteers and community groupsprepare to run events.

At 7 o’clock on Wednesday, 8 September, a session will be held through the medium of Welsh, and a session will be held in English on Monday 20 September, again at 7 o’clock.


“It’s been a worrying time for many, with guidance on running events constantly changing,” explains Ruth Williams of Menter Iaith. “The purpose of these sessions is to give voluntary organisations clear guidance and support, so that they have the appropriate tools to open their doors to hold events again.There will be guidance on risk reduction, forward planning, communicating with the public and dealing with cases of Covid-19, to name some the content of the session. It is hoped that after the 1.5 hour session everyone will be clearer when preparing activities in their communities over the coming months, and that we can look forward to seeing more community events back in the calendar”


To register call 01745 812822 or email