The impact of COVID-19 on Locality members is likely to be significant, in terms of service delivery and business continuity. Communities will be at the forefront of supporting action to mitigate the effects of the crisis.

Last updated: Wednesday 18 March 2020

How Locality members can access support

  1. Join our webinars: check your emails for how to register
  2. Join the members-only Facebook group
  3. Call the advice line: check your emails for the advice line number

Get the latest information and advice from Locality

COVID-19 member webinars and updates. Watch our latest webinar on the latest government advice, register for our member only webinar on HR advice, and tell us what support you need.

Locality members can join regular webinars that will contain the latest information and advice about COVID-19 and its effects on organisations.

A webinar on HR advice will take place for Locality members on Friday 20 March.

Locality members should check your emails for the registration link to join.

Immediate challenges for Locality members

We know that many of you will be worrying about your ability to continue to run services and facilities as well as the short- and medium-term impacts of coronavirus on the sustainability of your organisations.

This might be due to concerns about the loss of grant funding or trading income, staffing issues, the inability to deliver on contractual obligations and much else besides.

We are working closely with sector partners to lobby for further support for civil society organisations, and we are in close contact with Government on raising any particular issues which are being raised by members.

Locality members have received several emails about how to get in touch with us to share concerns and emerging issues.

Preparing a community response to support vulnerable people

Government has now released guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK, including how to protect older people and vulnerable adults. This guidance is for everyone and could be useful for your organisation and local people to minimise the spread of the virus.

Social distancing guide

COVID-19 Local infrastructure capacity/response review survey

As part of the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership, NAVCA and NCVO are gathering information about how the voluntary sector is responding to the current situation caused by COVID-19.

Answer the survey