In partnership with other Shed Associations and Sheds, we have developed a collection of documents that can provide guidance to ensure your Shed is both legal and safe as you re-open. We constantly update this page.

Update guidance for Sheds in England

The government has updated guidance for community facilities in England. Read it here on

Thanks to Kelso Men’s Shed for this list of resources.

Message from UK Men’s Sheds AssociationNew restrictions on Lockdown in England

As you may be aware, the British government has announced a new restrictions in England for people meeting together.  The number of people allowed to meet socially is being reduced from 30 to six. The rules state:

Venues following COVID-19 secure guidelines will be able to continue to host more people in total – such as religious services in places of worship – but no one should visit in a group of greater than 6. When you visit one of these places, such as a pub, shop, leisure venue, restaurant or place of worship you should:

  • follow the limits on the number of other people you should meet with as a group – no more than six people unless you all live together (or are in the same support bubble)
  • avoid social interaction with anyone outside the group you are with, even if you see other people you know
  • provide your contact details to the organiser so that you can be contacted if needed by the NHS Test and Trace programme

So our understanding is that Sheds can continue to open and operate in England where they are Covid Secure.

Download our full message here, or read it online here.

Guidance for unlocking sheds

Unlocking the Shed should be a useful supplement to the guidance from Public Health agencies and Governments. Click the boxes below to download resource packs.

Latest government advice on wearing masks for community centres and social clubs

Examples on reopening in a Community Centre

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