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

 

 
 

Date:  25/09/2020

                             Issue: 110

 

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


Venues open after lockdown survey

Some groups are finding their meeting place is not big enough to allow social distancing.  We would like to hear from venues who may be able to offer them alternative facilities.

Link to survey here -

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RXZ9NWS

You can view responses to this survey via the following link:

Survey Responses


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 (COVID-19) in 10 charts

Coronavirus antibody home test kit: taking a blood sample

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

COVID-19: Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships

Closing certain businesses and venues in England

COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship and special religious services and gatherings during the pandemic

NHS COVID-19 app: privacy information, early adopter trial

COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities

Coronavirus (COVID-19): antibody testing

PPE portal: how to order COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE)

COVID-19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant extension

Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make your own

Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors

More than 1 in 10 people in England have now been tested for coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19): countries and territories exempt from advice against ‘all but essential’ international travel

Coronavirus guidance for Companies House customers

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Governance Advice & Updates

New Philanthropy Capital Newsletter

Equally Ours Newsletter

Coping with Redundancies 

Funding News

Active Derbyshire Funding Newsletter

Government Updates


Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 10 charts

The wide-ranging impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the UK so far.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/coronavirus-covid-19-in-10-charts 


Coronavirus antibody home test kit: taking a blood sample

Guidance and video to help you do your antibody test correctly, post your sample and get your results. Updated the advice for safe lancet disposal.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-antibody-home-test-kit-taking-a-blood-sample 


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. Added guidance on if you’re a Tier 4 student applicant in the UK and have given your fingerprints before.

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


COVID-19: Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships

Guidance for people planning to get married or form a civil partnership in England. Guidance updated to incorporate changes in regulations, as they affect marriages and civil partnerships, announced by the Prime Minister on 22 September 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-small-marriages-and-civil-partnerships 


Closing certain businesses and venues in England

Guidance on the closure of certain businesses and venues as part of further social distancing measures, and on the further easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in July and August 2020. This guidance was updated following new measures announced by the Prime Minister on 22 September 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close 


COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship and special religious services and gatherings during the pandemic

Guidance to enable the safe reopening of places of worship for a broader range of activities and includes a checklist for special religious services and gatherings. Guidance for the safe use of places of worship and special religious services and gatherings during the pandemic: updated to incorporate changes in regulations, announced by the Prime Minister on 22 September 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-during-the-pandemic-from-4-july 


NHS COVID-19 app: privacy information, early adopter trial

Privacy notice and data protection impact assessment for the NHS COVID-19 mobile app early adopter trial.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-covid-19-app-privacy-information-early-adopter-trial 


COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities

Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings. Guidance updated to incorporate changes in regulations, announced by the Prime Minister on 22 September 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-multi-purpose-community-facilities 


Coronavirus (COVID-19): antibody testing

Information about the government’s coronavirus antibody testing programme. Antibody tests are to check whether a person has had the virus. Updated with new information on antibody testing eligibility and how to get a test.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-antibody-tests 


PPE portal: how to order COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE)

Eligible health and social care providers can order PPE through the portal to meet the increased need that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Added community and residential drug and alcohol services to the categories of provider that can order from the portal. Delivery times have been updated: orders will be delivered within 4 days.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ppe-portal-how-to-order-emergency-personal-protective-equipment 


COVID-19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol

COVID-19 guidance for commissioners and service providers for those dependent on drugs or alcohol Updated in line with regulations limiting the number of people permitted to attend a support group to 15.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-commissioners-and-providers-of-services-for-people-who-use-drugs-or-alcohol 


Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant extension

The grant is being extended from 1 November 2020. Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can get.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/self-employment-income-support-scheme-grant-extension 


Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make your own

This page explains when to wear a face covering, exemptions from wearing one, and how to make your own face covering. Added estate agents and theatres to the list under ‘When to wear a face covering’. Further clarity has been made to the section ‘Staff in indoor settings’.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own 


Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors

List of countries, territories and regions from where you can travel to England and may not have to self-isolate. Curaçao, Denmark, Iceland and Slovakia will be removed from the England travel corridors list at 4am, Saturday 26 September 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors 


More than 1 in 10 people in England have now been tested for coronavirus

NHS Test and Trace has now reached almost half a million people, including those testing positive and their contacts, to slow the transmission of coronavirus in England.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/more-than-1-in-10-people-in-england-have-now-been-tested-for-coronavirus 


Coronavirus (COVID-19): countries and territories exempt from advice against ‘all but essential’ international travel

The FCDO has a global advisory against ‘all but essential’ travel, but exempts destinations that do not pose an unacceptably high risk for British travellers. Curaçao, Denmark, Iceland and Slovakia are no longer on the travel advice exemptions list, following the latest assessment of COVID-19 risks. The FCDO advises against all non-essential travel to these countries. Montserrat has been added to the travel advice exemptions list, read our guidance before planning any travel. 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-countries-and-territories-exempt-from-advice-against-all-but-essential-international-travel 


Coronavirus guidance for Companies House customers

Companies House has robust plans in place to maintain services for our customers and protect the welfare of our employees during the coronavirus outbreak. Our latest release of the Upload a document to Companies House service includes forms SLP CS01 and SQP CS01.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-guidance-for-companies-house-customers-employees-and-suppliers 


Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure. Vehicles – Updated guidance on working from home (section 2) and supporting staff to self-isolate (section 2.2).

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19 


Governance Advice & Updates


New Philanthropy Capital Newsletter

The latest newsletter from the NPC featuring:

  • NPC Ignites 2020 full programme
  • Where now for the sector?
  • How much government funding has the charity sector really received?
  • Funding beyond Covid-19: Which new practices should funders keep and which old ones should they go back to?
  • And more

https://mailchi.mp/thinknpc/npc-newsletter-4242664?e=4851fc3073 


Equally Ours Newsletter

The latest newsletter from Equally Ours featuring:

  • An Equal Chance to Thrive: Equality Act 10th anniversary seminar series
  • Enterprise Development Programme
  • Government and public bodies – news and information
  • Non-governmental organisations – news and information
  • Vacancies, events and funding opportunities

https://mailchi.mp/equallyours/newsletter-september-2-2020?e=a432aa8eb3 


Coping with Redundancies 

Sadly redundancies may be something you may have to consider. Elliot Harris has commissioned a guest blog by Kathryn Rodgers from face2faceHR (Nottingham) as charities might have to consider this option.

https://www.strategyandgovernance.co.uk/blog/87-coping-with-redundancies 


Funding News


Active Derbyshire Funding Newsletter

The latest newsletter from Active Derbyshire featuring:

  • Crowdfunding and support from Sport England
  • Disability Action Grants
  • Update on Severn Trent Community Fund
  • Easyfundraising webinars
  • Masonic Charitable Foundation grants

https://www.activederbyshire.org.uk/api/email/view/NDM3Mi83MDY1OTI2 

Coronavirus Covid-19 Advice & Guidance Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Local Updates Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Funding News Information

 
     
 
                                       
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