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Department of Health and Social Care: Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace

On 2 July the government published their guidance on maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors. Certain organisations in certain sectors are required to collect details and maintain records of staff, customers and visitors on their premises to support NHS Test and Trace. We recommend all VCSE organisations read the guidance to see how it might affect your type of service delivery or organisations you work in partnership with.
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Time to Spare: Track and Trace system

As part of the government guidance on maintaining records on people using your establishments, an organisation called Time to Spare has produced a track and trace system for the safe collection of contact details.
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Social media for charities – the basics

Phil Welsh, VAL's Marketing and Communications Manager, gives some basic tips for charities and community groups to get started with social media.
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The Charity Commission and Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport: Charities receive over £32 million from dormant trusts

On 3 July, a press release was circulated about a programme that takes funds lying dormant in the accounts of inactive or ineffective charities and puts them to good use.
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VAL provides volunteers to support with COVID-19 testing during extended Leicester lockdown

Last week VAL received a request from the NHS to support COVID-19 testing inside the ‘red zone’ over the weekend as part of local efforts to tackle the coronavirus during the extended Leicester lockdown.
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The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Leicester) Regulations 2020:

On 3 July  the Secretary of State made the following regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 45C(1), (3)(c), (4)(d), 45F(2) and 45P of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984(1).
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Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government: Closing certain businesses and venues in Leicester

On 3 July the government published guidance on closing certain businesses and venues in Leicester. This document supports the government’s guidance on COVID-19. It provides the list of businesses and premises expected to close in Leicester from 4 July 2020. We recommend all VCSE organisations read this.
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Department of Health and Social Care: Leicestershire Coronavirus lockdown: areas and changes

On 30 June the government published this news story explaining the areas of Leicestershire that are included in the localised coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown and what this means.
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The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire:

Localised Lockdown in Leicester – PCC speaks out
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