Latest Government Guidance on Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do 

What has changed
The government has announced that the measures put in place under Plan B in England will be lifted.

This means:

  • The government is no longer asking people to work from home if they can. People should now talk to their employers to agree arrangements to return to the office.
  • From 20 January: Face coverings will no longer be advised for staff and pupils in secondary school and college classrooms.
  • From 27 January: Face coverings will no longer be advised for staff and pupils in communal areas of secondary schools, nor for staff in communal areas of primaries. Directors of Public Health will only be able to recommend pupils and staff wear masks in communal areas in places where there are outbreaks or where the local public health situation justifies it, and with sign-off from the Education Secretary.
  • From 27 January: There is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering. The government suggests that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.
  • From 27 January: Venues and events will no longer be required by law to check visitors’ NHS COVID Pass. The NHS COVID Pass can still be used on a voluntary basis.

This guidance will be updated shortly to include more information on these changes. You should continue to follow all of the guidance on the link below

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do#may-whats-changed

Changes from January 2022 https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 


Free PPE

We have supplies of free PPE available for VCFSE sector organisations and you can also have some supplies to pass on to your beneficiaries, it is particularly relevant with winter approaching and the concerns regarding the potential increase in flu as well as Covid this year.

We have the following items:

  • Hand Sanitizer Gel

  • Face Shields

  • Disposable protective gloves (limited supplies) 

  • Disposable face masks (limited supplies

Email info@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk with the following details and we will get back to you asap

Name, Organisation Name, phone number and please let us know if you are based in Runcorn, Widnes or St Helens so we can pass on your request to the most relevant member of staff. 



 


 

Until further notice Halton and St Helens VCA will be managing their work as follows:

 

If you need a contact for our volunteering portal and volunteering across both Boroughs it’s Claire Redford-Kerr  credford-kerr@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk


If you need support for your organisation in St Helens it’s Annie Lawrenson alawrenson@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk


If you need support for your organisation in Halton it’s Matthew Roberts Mroberts@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk


You can also contact Sally Yeoman our Chief Officer for issues in both Boroughs. She will also be picking up LCR work with VS6 colleagues syeoman@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk


For comms/website and information queries contact dmorris@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk  ldaffern@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk


Our phones will be redirected and you will be able to contact us by using our usual numbers 01744 457100 / 01928 592405

 


Click here to find out how Halton Borough Council can support you during COVID-19

Click here to find out how St Helens Council can support you during COVID-19 


Trustee Vacancies at Halton and St Helens VCA

If you're passionate about supporting #Halton & #StHelens #VCSE sector, have strategic vision, the ability to think creatively, good judgement and a willingness to speak your mind, we're looking for at least three new trustees to join our Board. We are particularly keen to hear from our members and/or anyone with a financial background.  For more information about the trustee role click here

 


Click here for information relating to engaging volunteers or becoming a volunteer in Halton or St Helens

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Get In Touch

Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road
Widnes
WA8 6DB

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
2nd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF

Email: info@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk

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Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.