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.
Advice on using green spaces and protecting yourself and others from coronavirus. Updated with guidance from 2 December 2020.
Advice for pet owners and livestock keepers on looking after the welfare of animals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This advice applies to England only. Updated with guidance from 2 December 2020.
Advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on the groups that should be prioritised for vaccination.
Guidance on what to do if you or someone you employ is contacted by NHS Test and Trace, including self-isolation and financial support.
The first COVID-19 vaccine for the UK, developed by Pfizer/BioNTech, has today been given approval for use following a thorough review carried out by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
The government’s plan for managing COVID-19 through the winter. Easy read version added.
If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership find examples of how your circumstances can affect your eligibility for the scheme. Update to provide clarity on verifying your eligibility with HMRC after having a new child.
Important news and communications from the Department for Education (DfE) relating to governance in maintained schools and academy trusts in England. Added ‘School governance update: December 2020’.
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 reflect the new local tiered system implemented on 2 December 2020. If your venue can open in the tier it is in, you must continue to follow the guidance on this page. If your venue must close in the tier it is in, you must follow this guidance when you are allowed to reopen.
Reference-only version of letter from the government to people who are clinically extremely vulnerable. Added YouTube link to British Sign Language version.
The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG (Open)) supports businesses that have been severely impacted due to temporary local restrictions. Payment period changed from 28 to 14 days.
Ofsted’s return to inspection in 2021 will happen in phases, with no graded inspections for education or social care providers planned before the summer term.
Governance Advice & Updates
This briefing analyses biennial Understanding Society survey data alongside monthly waves conducted over spring and summer 2020, to explore the extent to which falls in income are impacting mental wellbeing.
Thursday 14th January 2021
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