A communal establishment is an establishment providing managed residential accommodation. ‘Managed’ in this context means full-time or part-time supervision of the accommodation. Communal establishments include sheltered accommodation units, hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and inns and pubs, and all accommodation provided solely for students (during term-time).
Small communal establishments are defined as those with less than 100 bed spaces. Large communal establishments are those with 100 or more bed spaces.