Full details from email of 15/2/21

Department for digital, culture media and sports (DCMS) Communications Pack relating to Covid 19 from for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations

Information about this circulated by National Interfaith Organisation

The introduction to the pack contains the following:

‘This comms pack has been produced to support you in sharing and disseminating information about COVID-19 vaccines through your networks. The pack includes;

 ● Guidance and basic explanations you can use answering ‘What is a vaccine?’

 ● Comms assets and resources on vaccines you can use and share

 ● Vaccine resources for British Sign Language users

● Key messages on COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

 ● Misinformation – assets and copy you can use to tackle misinformation on vaccines encouraging ‘

The pack contains links to translations of some of the information in the pack

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Myth busting on Covid by the British Islamic Medical Association

Information supplied by City of Sanctuary

The British Islamic Medical Association have put together a mythbusting section about the COVID- 19 vaccine, and there are also infographics on their webpage, see herehttps://britishima.org/operation-vaccination/hub/covidmyths/

East Riding residents survey on experience of getting the vaccine

From Senior Policy officer of East Riding Council who writes:

With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in progress for priority groups, we’d like to know more about what people in our area think about vaccines. 
We want to know more about people’s opinions and views about the COVID-19 vaccine and how people will respond when it is their turn to be invited for the vaccine. This will help us make sure we are providing the right level of information for everyone. 
The information you provide in this consultation will be anonymous and kept confidential by East Riding of Yorkshire Council. It should take around five minutes to complete. 


Free Lateral Flow tests for some voluntary groups operating in the East Riding or that provide services to residents in the East Riding

Information from HEY Smile Foundation (Dost project) who write:

‘Dear friend,

As part of the ‘Dost’ project we’d like to inform you of the efforts being made to ensure voluntary groups can deliver their activities safely. Therefore, we at the HEY Smile Foundation are working closely with the Humber Emergency Planning Centre and East Riding Public Health Team and we can confirm that free Lateral Flow Tests (LFTSs) are now available for voluntary and community organisations.  

There are 8 testing sites across the East Riding. A Lateral Flow Test also referred to as Lateral Flow Device test (LFD) or a rapid test is a coronavirus test that gives you quicker results (about 30 minutes).

·       The tests are available for groups operating in the East Riding or that provide services to residents in the East Riding, and which offer the following activities:
1. Food bank support, preparation of care packages and volunteer-led emergency response.
2. Community Transport Providers and local volunteer driving schemes
3. One-to-one contact offering wellbeing support or advice services.

 For full details please visit: https://vcse.uk/hub/VCSE-Covid-Re-Opening-Support/619/East-Riding-Voluntary-Sector-Lateral-Flow-Testing/448

 You are advised to carefully read the information on the above link, before submitting a request for your free test via the online form below.


We hope you can share this useful information amongst your community members.’

Small Grants (£100 – £500) available to groups working to support the health and wellbeing of people in their communities

Information supplied by HEY Smile Foundation (Dost project) who write:

‘Dear friends,

As part of the ‘Dost’ project we are pleased to keep you updated on the various funding opportunities available for your organisations and charities via the Smile Foundation.

Within our flagship Beecan portal, you can find details and apply for the following:-

1)      Hull HighFiver Grants: £100-£500 – to groups new and old in the Hull region who want to support the health and wellbeing of the people in their community.  

2)      East Riding HighFiver Grants: £100-£500 – to groups new and old in the East Riding who want to support the health and wellbeing of the people in their community.

3)      A Sporting Chance Grants: £150-£500 – groups in Hull, East Riding, North Lincolnshire, and North East Lincolnshire involved with sports and health physical activity to provide support during Covid-19 and beyond

Full details, criteria, and the application process can be found on our Beecan portal: https://app.beecan.org/login

To register on Beecan, please visit: https://app.beecan.org/register

A video guide on registration can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2Xy2Yd0TFs&feature=youtu.be

For any queries, please email hive@heysmilefoundation.org

Encouraging participation in 2021 Census

Information circulated by Equality and Diversity Officer Hull City Council

Helpful resources (for example information leaflets, ‘social media assets’) for anyone encouraging participation in the March Census have been produced (in various languages) by the Office for National Statistics.  Please go to https://census.gov.uk/downloadable-resources  


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