Covid Community Champions needed to help keep County Durham safe and informed
Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have supported communities to stay up to date with the latest coronavirus information and guidance. The Covid Community Champion programme builds upon this and the work of the voluntary and community sector (VCS), empowering individuals, groups and organisations to share key messages in their communities. This is achieved by encouraging and supporting people to become trusted voices in their local area so that they can help us pass on important information and guidance needed to keep communities safe.
We want to keep everyone up to date with the latest information and guidance. However, we know we don't always reach everyone - and that's why we'd like your help.
Why we need Covid community champions
• As a Covid community champion, you'll be able to share the latest information with your friends, family or people you know. This could be in a conversation, though, Facebook or WhatsApp groups, zoom calls or any way that suits you.
• By sharing the latest information and guidance with people you know, you could help to keep people safe and reduce the spread of Covid19 in our communities.
• If you're in touch, friends, colleagues, neighbours and family we would like your help.
We want to hear from you
As well as us sharing the latest information with you, we want to know what you and your community thinks. We want to know what's working well in our communities and what isn't, what questions people are asking and what people think we can do better. We'll arrange virtual drop-in sessions so we can keep in touch with you on a regular basis.
Willingness to take part in Training opportunities, an Induction process and regular virtual catch up meetings.
From Home, engaging in your local communities.
Induction including all policies and procedures
DBS – Champion Plus role only
ID Badge – Champion plus role only
Making Every Contact Count
Public Health England Psychological First Aid Training
COVID Awareness training
Vaccine Awareness training
Contact Tracing Awareness training
Site Operative Testing Training
Additional volunteering opportunities,
Vaccine pop up clinics/bus
Supporting Durham County Council Covid response teams in community engagement events
Please visit https://www.durham.gov.uk/covidcommunitychampion for more information
What you can do now
Click here: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/24192/Covid-community-champion-roles
to see the activities that you could do as a Covid Community Champion.
Click here: https://doitonline.durham.gov.uk/service/COVID_19_Champions_sign_up_form
to sign up to the programme.
If you have any questions, please contact CovidCommunityChampions@durham.gov.uk