How businesses can help in the battle against Covid-19
The government has launched a new site that helps businesses to identify how they can help the national and international response to Covid-19.
The site asks for your company number and some basic information before telling business owners how their companies might be able to help with the response to coronavirus by providing critical support in a number of areas.
The support needed includes things like:
- medical testing equipment
- medical equipment design
- protective equipment for healthcare workers, such as masks, gowns and sanitiser
- hotel rooms
- transport and logistics, for moving goods or people
- manufacturing equipment
- warehouse or office space, for medical use or storage
- expertise or support on IT, manufacturing, construction, project management, procurement or engineering
- social care or childcare
Those who fill out the form will be contacted as soon as possible if their support is needed.
The site can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-support-from-business
North West Norfolk Coronavirus Volunteers
Since the Coronavirus crisis began I have been contacted by so many of you asking how you could help. Thank you.
The most immediate form of help you can provide to your community during this time is to look out for vulnerable neighbours.
As a first step, please visit the Norfolk County Council website for some advice about how to support your community by clicking here. If you want to support a neighbour who is self-isolating, download Norfolk County Council's two-sided or one-sided postcard to tell them that you're available.
Voluntary Norfolk is asking people to sign up to volunteer and they are very keen to hear from people who have skills in health and social care roles. You can register here https://www.voluntarynorfolk.org.uk/home-2/volunteering-2/register-to-v…
I will be working with my team, the County and Borough Council, and groups across the constituency to link offers of help together with people that need help in a safe and secure way. People who are at risk or self-isolating should only volunteer to help with phone calls.
The sort of help that is likely to be needed will be collection and delivery of medicines and food, taking people to or from hospital appointments, or phoning people who are self-isolating to make sure they're ok and not feeling too lonely.
NHS Responders has been set up to help relieve pressure on the NHS and support vulnerable people. 750,000 people have signed up to help already and applications are temporarily paused so they can process them and get volunteers up and running as soon as possible. Keep checking the latest position here https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHSvolunteerresponders
Thank you for thinking of getting involved. By working together we will help make sure everyone gets through this difficult time.
Note: Any data we collect will only be used for volunteering and support purposes. We may share your data with appropriate community groups who will only be permitted to use your data for coronavirus support and volunteering purposes.