Covid 19 Stakeholder & Influencer Toolkits

This week's key messages are:

  • More than 80 per cent of people in the UK, aged over 16, have had two doses of a vaccine. Please encourage those not vaccinated to get a jab. Encourage people to continue to use the NHS COVID-19 App
  • Maintain key safety behaviours such as fresh air, testing, face coverings, using the NHS COVID-19 App, and hand washing.

This week's key messages are:

  • As pupils return to schools and colleges across England, advice for parents is available on gov.uk.
  • Schools and colleges will have proportionate protective measures in place such as testing, ventilation and extra hygiene precautions that help keep children and staff safe and minimise disruption to face-to-face education.
  • If you or members of your family have been to a festival during the Bank Holiday weekend, remember to take a rapid lateral flow test to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and self-isolate if it is positive.

This week's key messages are:

  • A fifth of COVID-19 hospital admissions in England are aged 18 to 34.
  • Follow COVID-19 advice if you attend a festival or event this weekend. 
  • Vaccines have saved 95,200 lives in England.

Download the 19 August Influencer and Stakeholder Toolkit

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Download the 5 August Influencer and Stakeholder Toolkit

This week's key messages are:

  • The NHS COVID-19 App has been updated. 
  • Data shows vaccines are safe and highly effective for pregnant women.
  • We must all remain cautious and follow safety advice.

Download the 30 July Influencer and Stakeholder Toolkit

This week's key messages are:

  • We must all remain cautious and follow safety advice.
  • Daily contact testing is being offered to more critical workers.
  • The NHS COVID Pass is now in operation.

Download the 22 July Influencer and Stakeholder Toolkit

This week's key messages are:

  • COVID-19 restrictions have ended but we must remain cautious.
  • Places of Worship guidance has been updated.
  • Children who are at higher risk of illness will be offered the jab.

Download the 15 July Inluencer and Stakeholder Toolkit

Before we move to Step 4, current guidance on meeting and greeting friends and family remains in place.

Please encourage people in your community to:

  1. think Hands, Face, Space and Fresh Air 
  2. take part in free, regular, rapid COVID-19 testing
  3. come forward for their vaccination when it is offered.

Ensuring these protections are a part of our everyday behaviours will control transmission of the virus as we return to a more normal life.

Download the 8 July 2021 Influencer and Stakeholder Toolkit

The Prime Minister has announced that COVID-19 restrictions are set to end in England from Step 4 of the Roadmap. Subject to a final review of the data, the PM will announce on Monday 12th July whether the country will be moving forward to Step 4 on Monday 19 July.
 
More than 79 million vaccine doses have now been administered in the UK, every adult has now been offered at least one dose, and 64% of adults have received two doses. Vaccines are significantly reducing the link between infections and severe disease and death.
 
The Government has outlined a plan for living with COVID-19 that will help life return to as close to normal soon. Therefore, when England moves to Step 4 of the Roadmap, the Government will continue to manage the risk of serious illness from the spread of the virus.
 
This will mark a new phase in the Government’s response to the pandemic, moving away from stringent restrictions on people’s day-to-day lives, towards providing advice on how people can protect themselves and others.
 
The Government’s five-point plan to reduce the risk:

  1. Reinforce the country’s vaccine wall of defence through booster jabs and driving take-up.
  2. Enable the public to make informed decisions through guidance, rather than laws.
  3. Retain proportionate test, trace and isolate plans in line with international comparators.
  4. Manage risks at the border and support a global response to reduce the risk of variants emerging globally and entering the UK.
  5. Retain contingency measures to respond to unexpected events, while accepting that further cases, hospitalisations and deaths will occur as the country learns to live with COVID-19.

Before we move to Step 4, current guidance on meeting and greeting friends and family remains in place.

Please encourage people in your community to:

  1. Think Hands, Face, Space and Fresh Air 
  2. Take part in free, regular, rapid COVID-19 testing
  3. Come forward for their vaccination when it is offered.

Download the 24 June Influencer and Stakeholder Toolkit

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Download the 17 June Influencer and Stakeholder Toolkit

Key messages

  • If you are aged 21 or over before 1 July 2021, you can book your COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The 30-person limit for weddings, civil partnerships and receptions will be lifted from 21 June.
  • Ventilation stops the spread of COVID-19. Opening a window and letting fresh air in removes the particles lingering in the air.  
  • Follow the Hands, Face Space, Fresh Air guidance.

Download the 10 June Influencer and Stakeholder Toolkit

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Download the 3 June Influencer and Stakeholder Toolkit

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Download the 27 May Stakeholder and Influencer Toolkit

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Download the 17 May Stakeholder and Influencer Toolkit

Key Messages this week are:

  • We are in step 3 of the Roadmap. Indoor hospitality is now open, including cinemas and theatres. 
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to over 34’s

There is new guidance on meeting and greeting friends and family

Download the 12 May Influencer and Stakeholder Toolkit

The Key Messages this week are:

  • On Monday, the Prime Minister confirmed that the Government will proceed with Step 3 of the Roadmap on Monday 17 May.

  • From Monday 17 May up to six people or two households can meet inside. Each household can include a support bubble. Outdoor social gatherings have an upper limit of 30 people.

  • From Monday, guidance on meeting and greeting friends and family will emphasise personal responsibility rather than Government rules: using common sense when greeting others to continue to protect the most vulnerable people.

  • Step 3 allows the reopening of indoor hospitality and leisure venues, from restaurants and pubs to theatres and cinemas. COVID-secure measures will be in operation to allow such indoor activities.

  • Indoor and outdoor events will also be allowed to take place, such as live performances, sporting events and business events. Attendance at these events will be capped according to venue type. Attendees must follow COVID-secure measures set out by those venues.

  • Funeral attendance will no longer be limited to 30 people but will be determined by how many people the COVID-secure venue can safely accommodate with social distancing. 

  • Please encourage people in your networks to continue to think Hands, Face, Space and Fresh Air. Please also encourage people to take part in free, regular, rapid COVID-19 testing, which is available to everyone in England.

Download the 29 April Influencer and Stakeholder Toolkit

 The Key Messages this week are:

  • Every vaccination gives us hope. 
  • If you’re aged 42 or over, or if you’ll turn 42 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • Everyone can get rapid COVID-19 tests via the NHS.
  • Remember to follow the Hands, Face Space, Fresh Air guidance.

Download the 22 April Influencer and Stakeholder Toolkit

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Download the 15 April Influencer and Stakeholder Toolkit

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Download the 4 April 2021 Stakeholder and Influencer Toolkit

From Monday 12 April Step 2 of the roadmap comes into action, allowing non-essential retail to reopen and other activities to take place. 

This means that, from Monday, personal care premises and public buildings will be able to reopen, including hairdressers, nail salons, libraries and community centres. 

Outdoor hospitality venues, such as restaurants and pubs, will be about to reopen with table service only. Most outdoor attractions, including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas and concerts will also be able to reopen.

Indoor leisure and sports facilities will be able to reopen for individual and household bubble exercise. All childcare and supervised activities will be allowed indoors including parent and child groups for up to 15 people.

Weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events will be able to take place for up to 15 people.

The number of visitors in care homes will increase from one to two.

Communications resources to support the sharing of information on the easements are set out in the attached stakeholder toolkit. Please use the links to guidance and communications products to keep your networks updated with the latest information and advice.

Please encourage people in your networks to continue to think Hands, Face, Space and Fresh Air. Please also encourage people to take part in free, regular, rapid coronavirus COVID-19 testing, which from Friday, 9 April is available to everyone in England.

Ensuring these protections are a part of our everyday behaviours will control the transmission of the virus as we return to a more normal life.

Download the 1 April Stakeholder and Influencer Toolkit

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Download the 25 March Stakeholder and Influencer Toolkit

The toolkit includes:

  • From March 29, people can meet in groups of up to six people outside.
  • People should minimise travel wherever possible.
  • Unpaid carers are now being invited to get the COVID-19 vaccination.
  • People aged over 50 and those aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions can use the NHS National Booking Service

Download the 18 March Influencer and Stakeholder Toolkit

The toolkit includes:

  • People aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions and people aged over 50, can book a vaccine online.
  • Information and promotional resources on vaccine safety particularly Astra Zeneca.
  • Workplace testing available from 31 March. 
  • From 1 April, shielding will no longer be necessary due to a fall in infection rates.
  • Roadmap images to share. 

Download the 4 March Influencer and Stakeholder Toolkit

The toolkit includes:

  • The extensions to the  Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) until 30 September 2021.
  • Resources and guidance for the start of the Prime Ministers Roadmap commencing on 8 March with the reopening of schools and rules slightly relaxing allowing people to meet outdoors with household or one other person for socialising as opposed to exercise only.
  • Progress against the four Government tests to decide whether we can go ahead with each step to open up the economy and society. 
  • Latest information on the vaccination programme including data, National Booking Service and vaccination safety messaging.
  • Tools to share to remind communities to follow rules and stay at home messaging. 

Download the 25 February Influencer and Stakeholder Toolkit

The toolkit includes:

  • Guidance on the 4-step plan for England from 8 March and the roadmap including videos and graphics to share on social media and other communications channels about the 4 steps
  • Mass testing for secondary schools and colleges
  • NHS National Booking Service for over 64, certain health conditions
  • Vaccination promotion messaging and resources to share (video, graphics)

Download the 19 February Stakeholder and Influencer Toolkit

The toolkit includes:

  • Call for vaccinations and booking process and links for the over 65s and clinically vulnerable
  • Covid new technology identifying high-risk groups (820,000 adults aged 19-69) and their priority for vaccination
  • Images and information (including in community languages) for social media to stress stay at home
  • Community testing and rapid testing (postcode checker, translated assets for different language communities)
  • Vaccine explainer videos, images and in different languages to promote vaccination and also combat scams and fraud

Download the 5 February Stakeholder and Influencer Toolkit

The toolkit includes:

  • Key messages about staying at home and staying safe during the vaccine rollout
  • Stay Safe: Communications products (poster style images) for social media about staying safe and keeping others safe, Act as you’ve got it
  • Door-to-door testing: Only in key areas (not currently in the North East) for the South Africa Covid-19 variant
  • Testing: Messaging for people about testing and rapid testing, even if you don’t have symptoms, plus social media assets and links to more communications resources
  • Vaccines:  Videos and images (in English and South Asian Languages), to share through social media and websites; vaccine information in community languages – Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, Yoruba (and more videos in additional languages are in development); a webinar of facts about Covid19 vaccines for communities, a webinar on 6th February

Download the 25 January Stakeholder and Influencer Toolkit

This toolkit includes:

  • Information about the vaccine roll out and the stay at home rules, plus the every mind matters campaign for mental health
  • Stay at home advice, rapid testing, lockdown rules, social media to pass on, a video about the virus from Dr Ranj Singh, stay at home images for social media
  • Vaccinations – information about the programme, vaccines, videos to explain these that can be shared (Gujarati, English, Punjabi, Arabic, Hindi and Farsi) and a video on vaccine role out and one on how the vaccine works
  • Vaccine related fraud or scams and false information – plus a link to the Government’s SHARE  checklist to help check info before sharing on social media/online; link to police fraud action line
  • Every Mind Matters Campaign second phase – calls to action on talking about mental health and support; social media advice; interactive quiz for the Mind Plan, Mind Plan Video, social media animations and statistics about Every Mind Matters, links for NHS talking therapies

Download the 14 January Stakeholder and Influencer Toolkit

This toolkit has up to date information about:

  • Stay at Home rules
  • vaccines and vaccination programme (including video in Punjabi, Arabic, Hindi and Farsi)
  • vaccine-related fraud and scams
  • a shared checklist for social media
  • mental health support (Every Mind Matters Campaign)
  • domestic violence support

The South Tees Carers Forum is supporting the Cabinet Office’s National Resilience Hub (NRH) to get messages out to communities across the area, through networks and intermediaries. The NRH provides communications and toolkits which can be shared by organisations working with communities, as well as links and information for social media and resources in different languages.

Help us to strengthen accurate messaging locally by sharing information and resources from these toolkits across your communications channels and through your interactions with communities.

Download the 7 January Stakeholder and Influencer Toolkit

This toolkit includes information on:

  • grant package of £4.6bn to support business and protect jobs and business support advice and guidance
  • lockdown rules and support bubbles
  • helping children learn from home and BBC programmes
  • university students studying remotely
  • the two vaccines approved (at that time) and video of how the vaccine works (including in Punjabi, Arabic, Hindi and Farsi)
  • mental health support (Every Mind Matters Campaign and NHS talking therapies)