OPP OF THE DAY – Covid Community Champion @WeAreBCR


Could you be a COVID-19 Community champion?

Dudley Council have launched a new initiative – COVID-19 Community Champions – where anyone who lives or works in Dudley can ensure their community are up to date with everything which is going on related to coronavirus.

People of all ages and backgrounds from across Dudley borough are joining us as COVID-19 Community Champions, helping to get information and messages out to their family, friends and wider community. Throughout the pandemic the council has worked hard to ensure you receive regular and accurate information to keep you safe and well. COVID-19 community champions help to ensure these messages reach everyone and people aren’t misinformed by fake news. There are incorrect myths, restrictions regularly change and the amount of information and guidance can be overwhelming. COVID-19 Community Champions are at the forefront, helping people to make sense of the information.

Our COVID-19 Community Champions also play an important role in helping to inform the council’s response to the pandemic, by sharing what is working well in their communities and letting us know where we can improve.

Councillor Nicolas Barlow, cabinet member for health and adult social care said: “There are regular Drop-In sessions using MS Teams as well as staying in touch through email, WhatsApp and social media. There are lots of ways you can play a role as a COVID-19 Community Champion, and you can do as little or as much as you are able: it may be talking to your friends and family about coronavirus and explaining the guidance, or it could be sharing messages through social media channels or community networks.”

Find out more at https://www.dudley.gov.uk/covidchampions or email Eileen from the Volunteer Centre on eileen@dudleycvs.org.uk