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Month: March 2020

Coronavirus advice for co-ops

31st March 2020

Co-operatives UK have produced and collated a range of practical guides and guidance for co‑ops. Topics include: Government support for business HR advice Governance advice Wellbeing tips Online events and webinars Other useful links and resources Read more

COVID-19: guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people – new easy read versions

31st March 2020

The Government has produced easy read guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people: Advice on staying at home Keeping away from other people The full (hard read) guidance is available here Read more

Mindfulness resources for health and care staff

31st March 2020

The Mindfulness Initiative have collated a list of mindfulness resources specifically for health and care staff – take a look here Read more

Testing for COVID-19

30th March 2020

The testing capacity for COVID-19 is now increasing. The testing will start with those working in critical care, emergency departments and ambulance services, and any other high priority groups you determine locally. It will then sequentially expand to other NHS staff groups as more tests are made available to the NHS, and ultimately into other … Read more

Information about Coronavirus – easy read leaflet

30th March 2020

Here is a photosymbols easy-read information leaflet about Coronavirus: Corona easy read leaflet Read more

DBS changes during the coronavirus outbreak

30th March 2020

The government have made temporary changes to standard and enhanced ID checking guidelines for the DBS. Find out more here There have also been updates about the free-of-charge applications and the new fast-track Barred List check services in response to the current situation. Read more here Read more

Advice from the NCVO about volunteers during lockdown

30th March 2020

The NCVO have spoken to the government and reviewed the guidance around volunteering during lockdown to produce this advice blog. It covers whether people are still allowed to volunteer, if they’re considered key workers and whether you can still ask people to come to your organisation’s premises to volunteer. Read more

Coronavirus support, resources and webinars for social enterprises (inc. health & social care specific)

30th March 2020

Social Enterprise UK have set up a Coronavirus hub of information for social enterprises. The hub is being continually updated and includes things like: Health and social care resources Briefings Webinars Legal support Support network Practical support Lobbying Visit the hub here Read more

FREE online Coronavirus training course

30th March 2020

This course from Grey Matter Learning provides the essentials you need know with links to the latest government, Care Quality Commission and NHS updates. Topics include: Ahare are Coronavirus and COVID-19 Signs and symptoms How it is spread Protecting yourself and others What to do if you or someone you know has symptoms What to … Read more

Data protection and coronavirus

30th March 2020

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have updated their guidance around data protection practices during the coronavirus pandemic. Find out more here Read more