Southampton City Council recruits COVID-19 Community Champions

Southampton City Council are looking for COVID-19 Community Champions to share messages about how to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 Community Champions

To support the communities in which we live, work and learn, Southampton City Council are looking for COVID-19 Community Champions to work with the Public Health and Stronger Communities Teams to share messages about how to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

The network of COVID-19 Community Champions is a way to help people in Southampton get clear and accurate information, as well as the latest advice and guidance on how to reduce the risk of getting and spreading the infection, and any additional support needed to help achieve this.

Director of Public Health, Debbie Chase said: “Any resident in Southampton can be a COVID-19 Community Champion - you might be someone that people know and trust or you may be new to this and just want to help out. Our Champions will be able to share issues and ideas with one another and with the Council so we can all listen and adjust to help people stay as safe as possible.”

Councillor David Shields, Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities comments: “We’ve seen an overwhelming response of people helping their communities with both new and existing groups supporting neighbours, family and friends over the past few months. We want to build upon this healthy community resilience our city has shown and now is your chance to help even further and use your voice to make a real difference as we move through the coronavirus pandemic together. The virus has not gone away, and it’s important that as many people as possible, from all our communities, are helped to understand the guidance and how we can best support one another.”

All COVID-19 Community Champions will be provided with the latest information, advice and guidance, through regular briefings and via other channels in order to raise awareness, to be able to help people make informed choices, and ultimately help keep people as safe as possible by preventing the spread of infection.

To register, please visit www.southampton.gov.uk/communitychampions