COVID-19 advice for voluntary and community sector organisations

Up to date COVID-19 information can be found on the Government website here

This includes information on staying safe, testing and self-isolating, travel, vaccinations and advice for businesses and employees.

We are constantly reviewing our guidance in the light of local and national announcements; as we learn more or should the situation change, we will update our information pages. 

Durham County Council Coronavirus Advice and Information

For the latest news and information on coronavirus from Durham County Council, please visit their website here

Durham Community Action Guides

Roadmap for Recovery Update - Learning to Live with COVID-19 (updated 14/07/21)

Guide to Funding - Autumn 2021

Sources of Information


Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE)

Information for community buildings and groups

Charity Commission

Regularly updated guidance to help with running your charity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


Information to help you decide what steps you and your organisation may need to take in light of the spread of the virus. 


NHS website

The NHS website has more information about how coronavirus is spread and answers common questions about the virus. 

NHS Test and Trace COVID-19 Communications Support Pack for community leaders, groups and charities 


UK Government Guidance 

This includes guidance and support plus details of any recent or upcoming changes.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Guidance from the Government on how to claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. 

Enabling Safe and Effective Volunteering during COVID-19

Guidance from the Government to help organisations and groups understand how to safely and effectively involve volunteers during the pandemic. 

Volunteering during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance from the Government aimed at members of the public who are currently, or are interested in, volunteering during the pandemic.