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