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.
We are now mapping the help that is available in your residential area.
The R number and growth rate in the UK
The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK. The R number range for the UK is 1.2-1.5 and the growth rate range is +4% to +9% per day as of 9 October 2020.
Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)
Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus. The YouTube video about the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and flexible furloughing has been updated.
Largest testing study for coronavirus publishes latest findings
Findings show 1 in 170 people in England had the virus between 18 September and 5 October, with 45,000 new infections every day.
Job Support Scheme expanded to firms required to close due to Covid Restrictions
The government’s Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be expanded to protect jobs and support businesses required to close their doors as a result of coronavirus restrictions, the Chancellor announced today, 9 October.
Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Claim for some of your employee’s wages if you have put them on furlough or flexible furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
How to complete the educational setting status form
This data will help the government monitor the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on settings, focus support more effectively and keep children safe. Revised the existing list of questions for schools, (which have now been reformatted as a PDF file), clarified when settings should submit the form and published a separate list of questions for FE settings.
Early years healthy development review: call for evidence
Share your evidence to help inform a new review into improving health and development outcomes of babies and young children in England. The questionnaire has been extended by one week to help capture a wide range of responses. The new closing date is 11:59pm on Friday 23 October.
COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Added information on actions to take in case of a negative test result, enforcement of self-isolation, and aerosol transmission.
Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace
Designated venues in certain sectors must have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. Updated to add further clarification on the venues in scope of the policy. Also added guidance to hospitality venues on how to verify whether an individual has checked in on the NHS COVID-19 app.
Resources to help charities claim Gift Aid
A coalition of voluntary organisations has released new resources to help charities claim Gift Aid, amid warnings that the sector is being forced to do “much more with even less”. The coalition, led by the Charity Finance Group, is also repeating its call for a temporary increase in Gift Aid, which it says could raise an additional £450m for charities.
HMRC - Covid-19 Support Update
HMRC are providing further information on the support schemes available to help you through the COVID-19 pandemic:
Find someone to apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant on your behalf
Apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant: 30 or more job placements
If you are an employer looking to create 30 or more jobs placements for young people, apply for funding as part of the Kickstart Scheme.
Apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant: 29 or less job placements
If you are an employer looking to create 29 or less jobs placements for young people, apply for funding as part of the Kickstart Scheme.
Help employers apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant (Kickstart gateway)
Information for organisations who want to be a Kickstart gateway and help employers apply for the Kickstart Scheme.
Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: 9 October 2020
Indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey covering the period 30 September to 4 October 2020 to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people, households and communities in Great Britain.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey pilot: England, Wales and Northern Ireland, 9 October 2020
Estimates for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. This survey is being delivered in partnership with University of Oxford, University of Manchester, Public Health England and Wellcome Trust.
COVID-19: background information
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features. Updated global case numbers.
Drivers of the higher COVID-19 incidence, morbidity and mortality among minority ethnic groups, 23 September 2020
Paper by the ethnicity sub-group of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).
SAGE meetings, September 2020
Minutes and papers from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) meetings held in August 2020. Added 7 papers (SAGE meetings 56, 57 and 59).
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