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.


Guidance

Advice For Carers

Published by: NHS Cheshire CCG

Areas Supported: Volunteering, Service Users, Staffing

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

Carers, whether paid or unpaid, can now be prioritised to access a COVID-19 vaccine. Carers are described as those in receipt of a carer’s allowance and those who are the main carer of an elderly... Read more...

Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 - 12:27

Guidance

People aged 65 and over advised to arrange vaccination via national booking service

Published by: NHS Cheshire CCG

Areas Supported: Volunteering, Service Users, Staffing

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

People aged 65 and over and those aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk have started to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. GP practices are currently... Read more...

Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 - 12:25

Guidance

Access to Vaccination for Community Volunteers and Charity Workers (UPDATED)

Published by: Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Areas Supported: Volunteering, Service Users, Staffing

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

The Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have been working hard to prioritise organisations and individuals who are eligible for a vaccination as frontline health and social care workers (as... Read more...

Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 February, 2021 - 13:49

News

Call for people aged 70 and over to contact NHS for a COVID-19 jab

Published by: NHS

Areas Supported: Volunteering, Service Users, Staffing

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

People aged 70 and over who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid and who would like to be are today being asked to contact the NHS to arrange a jab. Until now the NHS has asked people to... Read more...

Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 February, 2021 - 10:31

Guidance

Vaccinations for Voluntary Sector Staff and Volunteers

Published by: CVS Cheshire East

Areas Supported: Volunteering, Staffing

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

Staff and volunteers from Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector organisations who provide direct face-to-face care that poses a risk of exposure to COVID 19 can access the vaccination.  In order to... Read more...

Last Updated: Wednesday, 3 February, 2021 - 15:46

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

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