The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited

 

 
 

Date:  31/07/2020

                             Issue: 80

 

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.

Please note that the staff will be working from home and can be contacted on the details below during our usual office hours 10:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday. Our email address info@linkscvs.org.uk will still be monitored as normal.

Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: sandra.pink@linkscvs.org.uk Mobile: 07889 726846..
Jon Wynn (Administration & Information Worker) – Email: jon.wynn@linkscvs.org.uk Mobile: 07493 209255
Martin Conlan (ICT Support Worker) – Email: martin.conlan@linkscvs.org.uk
Sushri Wells (Freelance BME Engagement Co-ordinator) – Email: sushri@btinternet.com Mobile: 07876 617050 (For BME Engagement Forum Enquiries)
James Lee (Chief Executive) – Email: james.lee@linkscvs.org.uk


Summer Activities for Children in Chesterfield Survey

Are you organising summer activities for children and families?

We would like to hear about them so that we can spread the news.

If you would like to be included please complete the survey below.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5TJ8RW6


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. 

However, there are still people needing help, mainly for shopping, collecting prescriptions, someone to talk to; and they could be your neighbours. 

Are you doing this in your local area or do you know of any people who have got together and are offering neighbourly support to people in need?

We would be grateful if you could complete this survey so that you can be added to the list of help in Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire.

Link to survey here - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NRRNR9G


Chesterfield COVID-19 support directory

Comprehensive directory providing details such as:

  • national and local resources
  • support on how to stay active as well as health and wellbeing information
  • where to get home food deliveries as well as emergency food provision
  • personal and business financial support and guidance
  • resources for children and parents

The directory can be accessed here - http://ow.ly/Nqir50zjdrz

Please use the contact link at the top of the page to suggest corrections or contributions to the information in the directory, making sure you select ‘other.’


Below you can find a range of sources for advice and guidance on the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak for individuals and organisations.  These websites are updated regularly so to ensure you have most updated guidelines please check them frequently. Please forward this on to anyone you think may find this helpful.

Included in this bulletin:

Government Updates

Coronavirus and the latest indicators for the UK economy and society: 30 July 2020

Coronavirus and the economic impacts on UK: 30 July 2020

Disapplication notice: school inspections legislation changes

Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on extension of self-isolation period: 30 July 2020

Awarding qualifications in summer 2020

NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): 16 July to 22 July 2020

Developing NHS Test and Trace: business plan

NHS Test and Trace launches campaign to encourage everyone with symptoms to get a free test

NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for local government

Wider impacts of COVID-19 on health monitoring tool

Coronavirus cases in the UK: daily updated statistics

Get more information about the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

Health and care workers to self-isolate on return to UK from high-risk countries

Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

UK Biobank COVID-19 seroprevalence study: round 1 results

COVID-19: guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings

Dairy Response Fund 2020

COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings

COVID-19: investigation and initial clinical management of possible cases

UK works with governments to improve COVID-19 communication strategy

Luxembourg removed from list of travel exemptions for the whole of the UK following data showing a significant change in confirmed cases

New rules on gatherings in some parts of Northern England

Coronavirus (COVID-19): travellers exempt from border rules in the UK

Governance Advice & Updates

Coronavirus Community Support Scheme

Seven pearls of wisdom from charity digital old-timers

Digital safeguarding podcast

Funding News

Do It Now Now - Common Call COVID Fund

Patient and Public Involvement Funding

DM Thomas Foundation

Government Updates


Coronavirus and the latest indicators for the UK economy and society: 30 July 2020

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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/coronavirus-and-the-latest-indicators-for-the-uk-economy-and-society-30-july-2020 


Coronavirus and the economic impacts on UK: 30 July 2020

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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/coronavirus-and-the-economic-impacts-on-uk-30-july-2020 


Disapplication notice: school inspections legislation changes

Secretary of State for Education issues fourth notice about changes to state-funded school inspections requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disapplication-notice-school-inspections-legislation-changes 


Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on extension of self-isolation period: 30 July 2020

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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/statement-from-the-uk-chief-medical-officers-on-extension-of-self-isolation-period-30-july-2020 


Awarding qualifications in summer 2020

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’.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/awarding-qualifications-in-summer-2020 


NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): 16 July to 22 July 2020

Experimental statistics for weeks 1 to 8 of NHS Test and Trace contact tracing in England.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-test-and-trace-statistics-england-16-july-to-22-july-2020 


Developing NHS Test and Trace: business plan

Sets out the next steps in the development of the NHS Test and Trace service and priorities for the next 3 to 6 months.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/developing-nhs-test-and-trace-business-plan 


NHS Test and Trace launches campaign to encourage everyone with symptoms to get a free test

NHS Test and Trace will launch the new campaign alongside a new business plan to expand testing capacity and prepare the nation for winter.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nhs-test-and-trace-launches-campaign-to-encourage-everyone-with-symptoms-to-get-a-free-test 


NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology

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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-test-and-trace-statistics-england-methodology 


Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for local government

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.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government 


Wider impacts of COVID-19 on health monitoring tool

National monitoring tool that brings together metrics to assess the wider impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on health. Updated with new data release.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wider-impacts-of-covid-19-on-health-monitoring-tool 


Coronavirus cases in the UK: daily updated statistics

The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, cases and deaths in the UK.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public 


Get more information about the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/get-more-information-about-the-eat-out-to-help-out-scheme 


Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

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.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-uk-visa-applicants-and-temporary-uk-residents 


Health and care workers to self-isolate on return to UK from high-risk countries

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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/health-and-care-workers-to-self-isolate-on-return-to-england-from-high-risk-countries 


Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

This document sets out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-apprenticeship-programme-response 


UK Biobank COVID-19 seroprevalence study: round 1 results

First round of results of a 6-month study of coronavirus (COVID-19) antibody levels over time.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-biobank-covid-19-seroprevalence-study-round-1-results 


COVID-19: guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings

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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-stepdown-of-infection-control-precautions-within-hospitals-and-discharging-covid-19-patients-from-hospital-to-home-settings 


Dairy Response Fund 2020

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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dairy-response-fund-2020 


COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings

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).

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-management-of-exposed-healthcare-workers-and-patients-in-hospital-settings 


COVID-19: investigation and initial clinical management of possible cases

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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-initial-investigation-of-possible-cases 


UK works with governments to improve COVID-19 communication strategy

UK government shares strategies and experiences with Latin American countries.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-works-with-governments-to-improve-covid-19-communication-strategy 


Luxembourg removed from list of travel exemptions for the whole of the UK following data showing a significant change in confirmed cases

If you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland from Luxembourg on or after 31 July 2020 you will need to self-isolate.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/luxembourg-removed-from-list-of-travel-exemptions-for-the-whole-of-the-uk-following-data-showing-a-significant-change-in-confirmed-cases 


New rules on gatherings in some parts of Northern England

Government announces changes to rules on gatherings in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and East Lancashire after increase in COVID-19 cases

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-rules-on-gatherings-in-some-parts-of-northern-england 


Coronavirus (COVID-19): travellers exempt from border rules in the UK

This guidance explains who will be exempt from new border rules in the UK introduced due to coronavirus. Healthcare workers removed from list.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules 


Governance Advice & Updates


Coronavirus Community Support Scheme

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:

  • Have received over 10,000 applications to the CCSF
  • Have awarded almost £55m to over 2300 organisations in England
  • Are still assessing applications totalling almost £130m
  • Will close the £200m government funding element of the programme at noon, 17 August

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.

https://www.dsc.org.uk/content/finally-some-news-on-the-ccsf-but-important-details-still-hidden 


Seven pearls of wisdom from charity digital old-timers

Catalyst talk to charities who've been through a digital transformation process about what they learned, and what lessons others can take away.

https://www.thecatalyst.org.uk/blog/pearls 


Digital safeguarding podcast

This week SCVO Digital are looking into safeguarding online, including a podcast with the creators of the DigiSafe guide.

https://anchor.fm/scvo-digital/episodes/Episode-15---DigiSafe-Guide-To-Digital-Safeguarding-ehaer4 


Funding News


Do It Now Now - Common Call COVID Fund

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. 

https://www.commoncall.fund/eligibility.html 


Patient and Public Involvement Funding - Deadline: 20th September 2020

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 emma.coates@nottingham.ac.uk or call 07773 610744.


DM Thomas Foundation – New deadlines 

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

https://dmthomasfoundation.org/what-we-do/grants/dmtf-central-grants/ 

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