The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited
Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, the Links Board of Directors has made the decision to temporarily close the office until further notice in order to minimise any potential risk to our staff and VCS group representatives in support of the official attempt to slow down the pandemic. If there are any changes, we will keep you informed.
Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07889 726846..
Summer Activities for Children in Chesterfield Survey
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Help Needed in Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire Survey
We know about the community groups that operate and the good work that you all do. Sadly, we understand that many of you have had to close down due to the Coronavirus crisis.
We are now mapping the help that is available in your residential area.
Early experimental data on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the UK economy and society, including online price changes data. These faster indicators are created using rapid response surveys, novel data sources and experimental methods.
New experimental data on the UK economy detailing the impact on businesses from the coronavirus (COVID-19).Data is from the Business Impact of Coronavirus Survey; a 2-weekly survey designed to estimate the impact over the previous 2 weeks and the expectations for the following 2 weeks.
Secretary of State for Education issues fourth notice about changes to state-funded school inspections requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The self-isolation period has been extended to 10 days for those in the community who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or a positive test result.
Information for schools, students and parents on how GCSE, AS, A level, vocational and technical qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020. Added details about the attached ‘Awarding organisation results information’.
Experimental statistics for weeks 1 to 8 of NHS Test and Trace contact tracing in England.
Sets out the next steps in the development of the NHS Test and Trace service and priorities for the next 3 to 6 months.
NHS Test and Trace will launch the new campaign alongside a new business plan to expand testing capacity and prepare the nation for winter.
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact tracing data in its weekly reports. The methodology has been updated to clarify what is meant by ‘newly’ tested as well as expanding detail on study samples excluded from turnaround times.
Guidance for local councils during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Added links to: Local restrictions and managing a local outbreak; Next Steps Accommodation Programme launched; Visiting care homes during coronavirus;Draft options for regional or local coronavirus interventions;Government’s approach to managing local coronavirus outbreaks;Reporting outbreaks of coronavirus.
National monitoring tool that brings together metrics to assess the wider impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on health. Updated with new data release.
The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, cases and deaths in the UK.
Get more help with registration, eligibility and how to offer the discount for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. Update to include information on hospitality and golf packages, and hotel and restaurant services.
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus. Updated to clarify for those whose visa or leave expires before 31 August 2020.
Registered health and care professionals travelling to the UK from high-risk countries will be required to self-isolate for 14 days, the government has confirmed.
This document sets out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).
First round of results of a 6-month study of coronavirus (COVID-19) antibody levels over time.
Advice on appropriate infection prevention and control (IPC) precautions for stepdown in hospital or discharge to home or residential settings. Changes to self-isolation policy for all admitted patients to 14 days; updated section 3 to include the provision of written instructions for ongoing isolation when discharging patients.
The Dairy Response Fund 2020 provides support to eligible dairy farmers in England who produce cows’ milk. They can apply for a one-off payment. Minor additions at sections 2, 4, 7 and 8 of the handbook to clarify the application process and who qualifies for the scheme.
Guidance on the management of staff, patients and residents who have been exposed to COVID-19. Updated to reflect the extension of the self-isolation period from 7 days to 10 days for staff who have COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result from the community; 14 days isolation period for staff and patients who are admitted to hospital (section 2); inclusion of re-testing guidance in staff (section 3).
Information on case definitions, and the initial assessment and investigation of possible cases of COVID-19 infection. Updated information in section 3, with regards to 14-day self-isolation for admitted patients and provision of written information on ongoing isolation when discharging patients.
UK government shares strategies and experiences with Latin American countries.
If you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland from Luxembourg on or after 31 July 2020 you will need to self-isolate.
Government announces changes to rules on gatherings in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and East Lancashire after increase in COVID-19 cases
This guidance explains who will be exempt from new border rules in the UK introduced due to coronavirus. Healthcare workers removed from list.
Governance Advice & Updates
After the DSC’s efforts over recent weeks to get more data about the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF), the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) released a statement saying that they:
Useful information, but remember that the Chancellor allocated £370m to support small charities via the Lottery (including £60m for devolved nations) all the way back in April – as part of a total £750m total emergency funding package to deal with the impact of COVID19. But as the months have dragged on, government Ministers and officials have watered down, obfuscated, and delayed these commitments.
Given all that, what can we extrapolate from the recent announcement? It’s hard to tell precisely without more data, but read on for conclusions and questions to consider.
Catalyst talk to charities who've been through a digital transformation process about what they learned, and what lessons others can take away.
This week SCVO Digital are looking into safeguarding online, including a podcast with the creators of the DigiSafe guide.
Do It Now Now is inviting applications for the Common Call COVID Fund. The fund is specifically aimed at supporting Black-led social enterprises and charities to ensure that they are able to survive the COVID period. Grants of between £1,000 to £3,000 are available.
East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Funding.
Up to 15 awards of £1,000 will be offered to successful groups in the East Midlands region.
This funding is aimed at health, social care, charities, voluntary and third sector organisations and groups, who want to involve patients and citizens in research and healthcare.
Applications for the funding will be considered by a panel including representatives from the East Midlands Patient Public Involvement Senate, an independent group of patients and carers with varied health and service user experience.
For more information, for terms and conditions and to apply you can visit www.emahsn.org.uk/ppifund.
Or contact Emma Coates by email email@example.com or call 07773 610744.
The Foundation has decided to postpone its next quarterly deadline until 6 October 2020. All applications for 22 July deadline will be automatically submitted into the October date.
Applications from organisations working in the following areas are welcomed:
• Children and young people with disabilities
• Children and young people who are sick in hospital
• Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care)
• Mental health of children and young people
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