VCSE Resources - COVID-19

Guide for groupsKey up-to-date information from the government: 

GOV.UK: COVID-19 latest information and advice 

NHS coronavirus advice 

Factsheets and guides from Salford CVS

Digital safeguarding factsheet

Mobile phone withholding number factsheet

Conference calls on mobiles factsheet

Top tips for virtual meetings factsheet

Top tips for virtual meetings video

Security settings for Zoom factsheet

How to join a Zoom meeting factsheet

Zoom in-meeting guide

Using Polls in Zoom factsheet

Legionella and reopening premises factsheet

Coronavirus (COVID 19) Infection Prevention Advice Update for VCSE sector providers

Advice for small community groups - guide

How to be a Good Neighbour in Salford - guide

Funds and resources for individuals - guide

Helpline directory

#SalfordStories - VCSE sector response to COVID-19

Sector-specific guidance 

GOV.UK: Guidance for social or community care and residential settings on COVID-19 

GOV.UK: COVID-19 guidance for educational settings 

NHS England: Coronavirus information for health professionals 

Risk management 

GOV.UK: Guidance on charities and risk management 

Zurich: Organisational resilience guidance on pandemic planning 

Charities Facilities Management Group: Business continuity for charities 

Awareness Raising Resources

Easy Read - Inclusion North have produced Coronavirus – Easy Read Information and Purple All Stars have produced a hand washing rap video.

SignHealth have produced BSL information on COVID-19 is available on their website here.

Doctors of the World have produced in partnership with the Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice Coronavirus (Covid 19) advice for patients in 20 languages, click here

Carers UK have developed advice and guidance for carers click here  

The National Eczema Society has offered advice on handwashing techniques for people with eczema and other skin conditions.

Leading cancer charities have worked together to produce information on covid-19 for anyone affected by cancer.

Housing Justice has issued specialised advice to homeless shelters. Glass Door is emphasising the importance handwashing and has boosted their stock of hand gels kept in their vans that move between shelters. Pathway and Crisis have called on the government for guidance on how best to protect homeless people against coronavirus.

The British Heart Foundation has published guidance for people with health problems.  

Diabetes UK has provided an updated information page for people living with diabetes. 

Asthma UK has released a blog post with advice for people with asthma.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Primary Immunodeficiency UK have each issued advice and support. 

GMCA have produced advice on looking after mental health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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