Help for your voluntary organisation or community group

At this stage, one of the most useful things that organisations can do is to think about how their organisation will cope if a high proportion of their staff or volunteers become ill or unavailable at the same time, and what steps you might take to avoid this happening.

Many of these steps involve reducing the time people spend together in order to reduce the chances of Coronavirus spreading between them (and affecting a lot of the people you work with at the same time).

Remember that people may be unable to work even if they have not become ill themselves – it could be, for example, because schools have closed and people need to stay at home to care for their children or grandchildren, or staff have underlying issues such as COPD or asthma.

Voluntary organisations and community groups may find useful information on the government’s webpage for businesses and voluntary sector organisations. Some of the information will also be relevant to smaller community groups and to volunteers as well as staff. This includes information on when employees should stay away from work, how to respond to employees who need to take time off work, and how to clean premises after someone develops Coronavirus.

We are adding to and updating the following resource list periodically.  We’ll be sharing further updates and links to useful resources on BAVO’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

If your organisation needs specific support, our community navigator staff are being deployed to connect people and organisations together in the following communities: 

  • Gateway and Valleys (Ogmore and Garw);
  • Porthcawl;
  • Pyle, Kenfig, Cefn Cribbwr and Cornelly;
  • Maesteg and Llynfi Valley;
  • Bridgend Town and surrounding areas;
  • Pencoed

Our navigators will be able to take telephone enquiries and Skype/facetime queries.  Please contact 01656 810400 if you need a call-back.

Volunteering:
If you are an individual interested in volunteering, please register here.

Local information links:

Information from Bridgend County Borough Council including council statements, can be found here 

Latest updates from Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

https://gov.wales/topic/980/latest


We all share the same concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus

The need for public bodies and health practitioners to be able to communicate directly with people when dealing with this type of health emergency has never been greater. Visit www.bavo.org.uk/covid-19