Coronavirus new groups graphicAs the situation around the Coronavirus pandemic evolves, SCVS have put together a list of resources and sources of information for third sector organisations to use to help their organisation with planning, information and advice.

This page will be updated regularly, but if you have any specific questions that are not covered here, or need direct support, please get in touch and we will do our very best to help – 01792 544000 / [email protected]

SCVS Coronavirus mailing list - If you'd like to be added to the new email list, and receive any relevant information from us around Coronavirus over the next few months, please email [email protected] giving your name, email address and organisation.  

If you haven't already, please complete the very brief 'SCVS – Coronavirus Third Sector Planning' survey to tell us what your third sector organisation is planning / has in place in relation to Coronavirus, so that we're all able to work together and support each other over the next few months (click here)

Public Health information / Resources

Catch it, Kill it, Bin it – poster (ENG)

Catch it, Kill it, Bin it – poster (CYMRAEG)

NHS Handwashing techniques poster

Public Health Wales – Self-isolation advice

Doctors of the World have produced Coronavirus (Covid 19) advice for patients in 21 languages:  English, Albanian, Dari, French, Pashto, Portuguese, Bengali, Vietnamese, Kurdish Sorani is available at the moment, but more languages coming soon: Mandarin, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Malayalam, Turkish, , Farsi, Amharic, Tigrinya, Somali – click here to access the information downloads 

Personnel management

CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel Development) - Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for UK employers

ACAS - Coronavirus: advice for employers and employees

Business continuity planning

NEW - 23rd March 2020 - SCVS commissioned Eileen Murphy Consultancy to put together a comprehensive guide for third sector organisations - Helpful hints for managers - managing staff during the covid19 - Click here to download your copy

Zurich Organisational Resilience Tool – an excellent base tool to put together your Pandemic Contingency Plan - NB – If you need support to apply this to your organisation, contact SCVS and a staff member will help you go through it

HM Government Business Continuity Planning Toolkit

Pandemic Influenza Checklist for Businesses

Charity Commission – Guidance for the Charity Sector – regularly updated information for registered charities in Wales in light of Coronavirus

ICO (Information Commissioners Office) – specific guidance for third sector in relation to Coronavirus and GDPR to be published this week, but they have stated: “Not-for-profit bodies processing personal data to identify and support at-risk individuals in the community can generally rely on legitimate interests as their lawful basis under Article 6. Because the data you are likely to need to use will include health information, you will also need to satisfy a condition for processing in Article 9 of GDPR.  The relevant Article 9 condition during the pandemic emergency is likely to be substantial public interest (Article 9(2)(g)), on the basis of safeguarding individuals at risk (DPA Schedule 1 condition 18). Visit the ICO website for more information

Changes to the DBS System - the DBS standard and enhanced ID checking guidance will be changed for a temporary period, to enable: ID documents to be viewed over video link and scanned images to be used in advance of the DBS check being submitted. Read the statement here

Loans and financial support

Many funders have stated their commitment to supporting their grant recipients by being flexible with grants and reporting deadlines and listening to the needs of their recipients - for more information, click here to read statements and stances of many UK funders in relation to Coronavirus  

Business Wales – Support for Business round up of funding and sources of support

UK Government – Covid-19 Support for Businesses

Social Investment Cymru - Emergency fast-track loans – for Incorporated social enterprises or charities based in Wales (Click to download the fact sheet)

Wales Coronavirus Resilience Appeal – the Community Foundation Wales will be administering the fund, which will open shortly – they are conducting a survey of Welsh third sector organsiations to help them best target need - click here for more info

Mental Health Support

Mental Health Foundation - Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

Mind - Coronavirus and your wellbeing guide

Young Minds - What to do if you’re anxious about Coronavirus

World Health Organisation - Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak

The Intensive Care Society have produced a poster covering the importance of self-care during times of crisis – click to download

NEW - 'Taking Care of Yourself in Challenging Times' Resource Sheet

Other resources / information to help your organisation at this time

Free Supplies through – they can provide free of charge clothing, food Items, toiletries, cleaning and household products so the most vulnerable people in our communities can stay safe and well. If you are not already registered with them to access free of charge business surplus stock, click here 

CAST (Centre for the Acceleration of Digital Technology) have produced a great ‘practical guide for remote working’ – click here to download it

Civil Society have a regularly updated news page relating to the third sector and Coronavirus – click here to view 

Guidance for food banks/Food Suppliers - Any new food supplies coming in should ideally be quarantined for 72hrs. A practical suggestion would be to have a bay for each day for donations so it's easier to rotate the stock. The main message is TO BE CONTACTLESS. So if you have a space like a porch or vestry, put the food there for people to collect. Keep all volunteers separate from the public to decrease cross contamination (if you're supplying food for the community, and haven't already made contact with SCVS, please email: [email protected]