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Help Your Community to Stay Safe and Protected from Covid-19

We all have a part to play in keeping ourselves and each other safe and protected from Covid-19 at the moment, and a newly launched initiative makes it easier to do just that.

Derbyshire Voluntary Action is urging local people to step forward as ‘Community Champions.’

Jacqui Willis, Chief Executive of Derbyshire Voluntary Action, says “Looking at the latest information about coronavirus in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire, we can see that the number of people testing positive is falling, so we are beginning to head in the right direction.  We still need to keep on doing the right thing though, as we’ve got a long way to go.  

We are asking individuals, voluntary and community groups and organisations, businesses – in fact any community spirited person from any walk of life – to come forward to be a Community Champion and to share positive messages about how to stay safe and protected from the virus.”

Community Champions receive the latest information, updates and advice about Covid-19 through Derbyshire Voluntary Action’s regular e-bulletins and social media channelsThey undertake to share the information with other people in their community in whatever ways they want – in conversations, on social media, or in any other way of their choosing. They are also encouraged to keep in touch to let Derbyshire Voluntary Action know what is and isn’t working in their community so there can be a collective approach to responding to the virus in the way that will work best in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire. 

For more information and to sign up as a Community Champion, visit, call 01246 555908 or email

You can read the latest covid information in our regular bulletins which are available to view here. You can also sign up here to receive bulletins direct to your inbox.