Information about Coronovirus 

For Charities and voluntary organisations

Communities 1st - Volunteer Groups Partnership Agreement for COVID-19

Communities 1st - CoronaVirus Organisational Risk Assessment Template

Communities 1st - Being a Good Neighbour Booklet - Top Tips to help others

Communities 1st - Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers - short video


Organisational and remote working guidance

National Cyber Security Centre advice on remote working

DCS Home-working protocol - for you to adapt and use

Charity Digital: tech offers for charities during coronavirus

Public Health England guidance for employers and businesses

Public Health England guidance on cleaning non-healthcare settings

Public Health England guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

Tips from Mind: Supporting your team's mental health whilst homeworking

COVID-19: infection prevention and control (guidance on using PPE)

Guidance on working with different sectors of your community

Universal Credit: coronavirus and claiming benefits

Public Health England guidance for first responders 

Public Health England guidance for transport providers

Public Health England guidance for educational settings

Public Health England guidance for residential care, supported living and home care

Public Health England guidance for hostel or day centres for people rough sleeping

NHS Entitlements: Migrant Health Guide 

Easyread guide to COVID-19 coronavirus

Guidance for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England on maintaining educational provision

Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person (government registration process)

Webinar recording: COVID-19 hospital discharge service requirements

NHS guidance: COVID-19 hospital discharge service requirements


Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 outbreak, other risks have not gone away. Remember that safeguarding concerns must still be raised. All the resources you need can be found on the Safeguarding Portal.  



NCVO: what charity trustees need to think about 

Coronavirus - what can Chairs do?

Resources for Chairs from the Association of Chairs

Filing charity annual returns during the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: if your company cannot file accounts with Companies House on time

Data protection and coronavirus: What you need to know - Guidance from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)


Communications, including a guide on dealing with the media


For Individuals

Coronavirus (Covid 19) advice in a number of languages such as English, Albanian, Dari, Chinese, French, Pashto, Portuguese, Bengali, Vietnamese, Kurdish SoraniHindi, Urdu, Arabic, SpanishTurkishFarsi, Malayalam, Amharic, Tigrinya and Somali coming soon.