COVID-19 News & Support Resources

In support of our community, we will keep this section up-to-date with all news, guidance and advice pertinent to our sector concerning the Coronavirus.  Below we will keep all the latest news, updates and resources.

Voluntary Sector COVID-19 Response Survey

Find out how the sector was impacted over the first 3 months of the crisis.  Download the survey results

We are shortly going to release an updated survey to look at what you think the longer-term impact of COVID will be on your organisation.


News

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme – What You Need to Know

Published by: NHS

Areas Supported: Volunteering, Service Users, Staffing

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

Vaccines are the way out of this pandemic. An effective vaccine is the best way to protect people from Coronavirus (COVID-19). Following extensive trials, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines have... Read more...

Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 January, 2021 - 14:02

Guidance

Lockdown Guidance - January 2021

Published by: Government UK

Areas Supported: Governance, Volunteering, Property/Buildings

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country and as such the government has implemented a national lockdown  This link has the full breakdown of what you can and cannot do during the... Read more...

Last Updated: Tuesday, 5 January, 2021 - 10:14

Downloadable Resource

VHelp

Published by: VHelp

Areas Supported: Volunteering

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

VHelp is an online payment service for reimbursing volunteers quickly, cheaply and securely. Read more...

Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 December, 2020 - 11:36

Guidance

Tier 2 - Announcement 26th November

Published by: Government UK

Areas Supported: Governance, Volunteering, Property/Buildings

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

The Government has announced that Cheshire East will move into Tier 2 - High Alert from 2nd December 2020. The full guidance is included in the link above, however the guidance still allows for... Read more...

Last Updated: Thursday, 26 November, 2020 - 12:57

Guidance

Managing youth sector activities and spaces during COVID-19

Published by: The National Youth Agency (NYA)

Areas Supported: Service Users

Benefiting Groups: Children and Young People

The National Youth Agency (NYA) as the Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body for youth work in England has, in consultation with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive,... Read more...

Last Updated: Thursday, 5 November, 2020 - 15:48

Guidance

National Restrictions - 5th November

Published by: Government UK

Areas Supported: Governance, Volunteering, Service Delivery

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

New National Restrictions from 5 November Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and... Read more...

Last Updated: Thursday, 5 November, 2020 - 14:04

Guidance

Kick Start Scheme

Published by: Government UK

Areas Supported: Service Delivery, Staffing, Finance/Funding

Benefiting Groups: Everyone, Children and Young People

  The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply... Read more...

Last Updated: Thursday, 22 October, 2020 - 14:25

Guidance

Cheshire East at High Alert Tier 2

Tuesday, 13 October, 2020 - 09:00

Published by: Government UK

Areas Supported: Governance, Volunteering, Property/Buildings

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

On the 12th October the Government announced that Cheshire East would be under the restrictions of the new Tier 2 - High Alert There are 3 Alert levels; Medium, High and Very High - you can find... Read more...

Last Updated: Tuesday, 13 October, 2020 - 09:07

Guidance

Job Retention Bonus

Published by: Government UK

Areas Supported: Governance, Service Delivery, Staffing

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

The Job Retention Bonus is a one-off payment to employers of £1,000 for every employee who they previously claimed for under the scheme, and who remains continuously employed through to 31 January... Read more...

Last Updated: Friday, 25 September, 2020 - 13:51

Guidance

Job Support Scheme

Published by: Government UK

Areas Supported: Governance, Staffing, Finance/Funding

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to Covid-19, to help keep their employees attached to the... Read more...

Last Updated: Friday, 25 September, 2020 - 13:53

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