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NHS COVID-19 app launches to help control coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission.

From 24 September 2020 certain businesses in England are required by law to display NHS Test and Trace QR codes so customers with the NHS COVID-19 app can use them to check-in.

QR codes will help businesses meet their legal requirement to log contact details and allow public health leads to send alerts based on whether people have checked in at venues. So far, more than 160,000 businesses have already downloaded QR codes. 

You should create and display a QR code if you are:

MHA Lichfield and Burntwood Live at Home Covid Impact report

Our Live at Home schemes normally deliver a range of face to face activities, volunteer befriending, support & companionship for older people.

We suspended our face to face activities in mid-March as the pandemic developed.  Initially, our core focus was on ensuring our members and other vulnerable people could access food and basic supplies without putting themselves at risk.

Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPO) Covid-19 Emergency Fund

No closing date specified

The National Emergency Trust has announced £1.5 million of funding to support grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) across the UK to respond to the Covid-19 needs of disabled people. The funding will be administered and distributed through a partnership of DPOs across the UK.

What work will the DPO Covid-19 Emergency Fund?

The DPO Covid-19 Emergency Fund aims to support DPOs to meet the needs of disabled people. We are looking to fund Covid-19 related work in the following broad three areas:

The 7 Stars Foundation Covid-19 Support Funding Programme

No closing date specified

Young People in England – Shine Bright Fund

The7stars foundation has partnered with regional charities and our legal partner Coram Chambers to administrate our grant funding across the UK to vulnerable young people directly. We wish to remind those young people who usually seek in school, a refuge from home- they are loved, cared for and thought of.

St. Modwen Industrial & Logistics donates £15,000 to Realise charity

St. Modwen Industrial & Logistics, the dedicated industrial and logistics division of property developer St. Modwen, has donated £15,000 to Realise charity to support its community services through the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of we are aspire, which also comprises Staffordshire-based Aspire Housing and PM Training, Realise charity supports people of all ages and background from across its region through a range of services including employment, skills, health and wellbeing, and befriending.

FREE 'Supportive Communities' Training

Do you support older people in your community?

  • If someone needed information and advice on staying healthy and independent, could you point them in the right direction?
  • What if someone wanted to learn how to video call their friends or family, could you help them?
  • If you were concerned about someone’s safety and wellbeing, would you know what to do?

Not sure?  Then the ‘Supportive Communities Training’ is for you!

Covid-19 Secure Risk Assessments

This training is funded by The National Lottery and is for groups and charities that support the Tamworth community.

Are you aware of your responsibilities to make your premises Covid-19 secure? Are you fully comfortable with completing risk assessments? Do you know what areas to cover in when you are considering your services?

This course will look at all aspects of ensuring you are safe to operate and is aimed at individuals and organisations who will be completing risk assessments on behalf of their organisation or group.

We will cover

Covid-19 testing expanded after Silverdale outbreak

More people are being encouraged to take a Covid-19 test following an outbreak linked to the Silverdale Working Men’s Club.

People who visited the Bush Pub and The Vine in Silverdale and the George & Dragon in Newcastle, between August 20 and August 22, are being advised to get tested, even if they don’t have symptoms.

This is in addition to everyone who visited Silverdale Working Men’s Club from August 16 up until it closed on Friday the 21st .