Guidance for Men’s Sheds on unlocking Sheds 30 November 2020

There have been further updates from the government leading into December. Please download our latest advice on what courses of action are available to you as a Men’s Shed.

Lockdown in England is upon us again as of 5th November until at least 2nd December.  

This is sad news for Sheds who have been battling to get back.  But we are sure that all your efforts will be rewarded when you will be able to reopen again in the future.  

The guidance attached hopefully provides a picture of the current situation in the UK and some help when Sheds can once again re-open.  Here at UK Men’s Sheds Association, we are looking at ways to continue our support for Sheds and we have some great news on PPE to come out soon for when you can re-open or start that journey of reopening.

Stay safe and remember that this is so we can all meet up together again soon. Best Wishes

For resources to help your Shed and Shedders during lockdown as mentioned on our recent live chat ‘Let’s talk Lockdown’ click here

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.

How the new lockdown restrictions apply to you.

The government has introduced new lockdown rules, so we’ve made a document to help you make sense of how the rules apply to your Men’s Shed.

The lockdown restrictions vary across each nation. Check out our latest information from The Institute for Government to see how the Men’s Sheds in your region are affected.

Create a coronavirus NHS QR code for your Shed

Sheds are now required to have NHS QR codes displayed, so that visitors to the Shed can check in. This is to help trace and stop the spread of the virus. You can make your QR poster here on

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.

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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