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: email@example.com 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.
Pharmaceutical company to begin trials of UK vaccine from 16 November
Vaccine could be delivered to the UK from Spring 2021.
Biotech company Moderna has published positive efficacy results from its Phase 3 studies of its potential COVID-19 vaccine.
The labs in Leamington Spa and Scotland will add 600,000 to the UK’s daily testing capacity when operating at full capacity, meaning faster turnaround times for test results.
Royal Mail is introducing a weekend extension for some priority postboxes from 21 November.
Information on pooled testing for universities taking part in the pooled testing pilot.
The COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium will use the funding to expand whole genome sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
This guidance applies to people moving into homes in England, whether as owner-occupiers, private or social renters. Guidance updated to reflect new national restrictions in England from 5 November.
How national restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) impact education, childcare and children’s social care settings. We have updated the guidance on out-of-school activities and wraparound childcare, clinically extremely vulnerable children and staff, and extra-curricular activities in schools, and added clarification on when face coverings should be worn.
This page contains examples of how the UK’s veteran population mobilised to support their community as well as frontline services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guidance for schools and local authorities on school meals arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We have added information on support for clinically extremely vulnerable pupils eligible for benefits-related free school meals, the Covid Winter Grant Scheme and the expansion of the Holiday Activities and Food programme. We have also updated the content on school food contracts.
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. Updated order limits for domiciliary care providers and children’s residential special schools.
Governance Advice & Updates
You can now claim for periods starting 1 November under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which is running until the end of March for all parts of the UK.
You will still need to submit all final claims for periods up to 31 October on or before 30 November.
Make sure you have the latest information by joining the live Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme webinar, which includes:
They will continue to update their webinars to reflect the latest information as it becomes available.
They are also running monthly webinars on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme. Get the latest information on:
This project aims to provide a space for a community of people who are passionate about better organisational development, so please join the conversation. Included in this newsletter:
Check out the DSC’S brand new courses here:
Running a Digital AGM – Thursday 3 December (10.00-11.00)
Chairing & Leading Virtual Meetings – Thursday 21 January (10.00-12.30)
Process Mapping: Organise your processes effectively – Tuesday 26 January (10.00-11.00)
Digital technology continues to evolve at an extraordinary rate, providing children and young people with countless opportunities for learning, development and socialisation. It also presents ever increasing threats to their wellbeing and safety, which have intensified during the Covid pandemic.
Safeguarding young people today requires all practitioners, parents and carers to be up to speed with how to safeguard online. Children & Young People Now has assembled some of the country’s leading online safety experts and safeguarding professionals for the 4th national Safeguarding Children in the Digital Age conference.
The event, originally scheduled for earlier this year, will now take place online over four consecutive days from Monday 11th to Thursday 14th January 2021 between 1pm and 3pm each day. The sessions will equip you with the understanding, skills and confidence to ensure children and young people stay safe in the digital age.
What make a password secure? The Charity Learning Consortium have tips and tricks on making sure your passwords are protected.
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Chesterfield, S40 1NU
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