Recovery and Resilience Resources and Information

As we move into the next phase of the Covid 19 crisis this page will be updated with helpful guidance for groups to help them manage the transitions. 

Moving from Crisis Response to the first stages of lockdown easing and beyond.

Given the update from the Prime Minister and the expectation about further guidance about how we transition back from the current arrangements for lockdown, Halton and St Helens VCA have produced a handy sheet for groups to use to start to plan what they might do next. If your organisation needs help or support with your plans please continue to let us know, click here for a handy guide for groups 


Updated and interactive data on the coronavirus crisis for charities and funders

Think NPC has built an interactive dashboard to help charities see which places are currently suffering the most from Covid-19, and where underlying factors such as age, health, ethnicity, as well as economic indicators, may indicate greater risk.  You can check out the website here.


Click here for NCVO Information to help you decide what steps you and your charity or voluntary organisation need to take in light of the spread of the covid-19 virus. 

Click here to see updates from National Organisations


Guidance for Working Safely during COVID-19 in Offices and Call Centres 

Download the Guidance for Working safely during COVID-19 in Offices and Call Centres click below

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees from ACAS, click here for information


Attached documents below 

  • Draft copy of a generic Risk Assessment from hseni for dealing with the current Covid-19 situation in the workplace. It is not likely to cover all scenarios and each employer should consider their own unique circumstances.  We have also included Halton and St Helens VCA risk assessment 
  • Poster for office display 'Staying Covid-19 secure in 2020'


Charity Retail Association Have Published Their Reopening Pack

Version 3 of the Reopening Pack is available for download. The pack consists of helpful guidance for when we are given the green light to open up shops, and provides some suggestions of things to think about in the meantime. Please check the draft and upload date/time, as they are updating the pack as and when Government advice becomes available.


Information from ACAS

Coronavirus and mental health at work

Acas has released new guidance and resources to help employers and employees cope in these challenging times. 

Working safely during coronavirus

ACAS have new guidance to help those who may be beginning to return or are now planning on returning to work in accordance with government advice. This includes guidance for how to start the discussion, what fears people might have and where they can go to get more help and advice. Check the website for the following information:

Extending or ending furlough - includes links through to downloadable letters
Changing an employment contract - key considerations when varying contracts
Rights at work - a new page linking through to key areas of guidance on rights at work 
Redundancy process map - outlining steps and providing links to further guidance

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Legionella risks during the coronavirus outbreak

For the latest guidance on legionella from the HSE click here


Information from Companies House on Stay Safe at Work

The government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help make sure workplaces are as safe as possible.  BEIS has also hosted webinars on working safely during coronavirus.  Read the guidance and listen to the webinar recordings to make sure that you're working safely. You can also watch safer workplace case studies to see how a range of workplace settings are returning to work safely. 


Our colleagues BHIB Charities Insurance have kindly agreed that we can share the following: 

  • COVID-19 – Charity Recovery/Reopening Health, Safety & Fire Checklist/Risk Assessment
  • COVID-19 – General Workplace Risk Assessment

Clidk here for more information and to access the resources.


Get In Touch

Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road

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



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.