Welcome to the Keep Kingston Safe toolkit. As an organisation in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector you have an important part to play.
This email bulletin outlines information and guidance compiled by Kingston Council to help you play your part in preventing the spread of Covid-19, as well as posters, graphics and materials you can use to spread the word about how to Keep Kingston Safe.
Local Outbreak Plan
The Council has published Keep Kingston Safe: Kingston Local Outbreak Prevention and Control Plan which outlines the role of the council, partner organisations, businesses and residents in preventing and responding to local outbreaks of Covid-19. Read the full outbreak plan here
What does this mean for different parts of the VCSE sector?
Action plans explaining what you should do if you have cases of a Covid-19 in your organisation, including:
There are some important messages you can help get across to people in our borough to help Keep Kingston Safe:
Hands, face, space and the rule of six
Hands - Please wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds.
Face - Wear a face covering in shops, on public transport and indoors where it's hard to keep a safe distance.
Space - Keep a 2 metre distance from people you don't live with and avoid crowded places. When this isn't possible, keep 1 metre apart and wear a face covering.
Rule of Six - You must not hold social gatherings of more than 6 people, unless you live with those people or they are in your support bubble.
Self-isolating and testing
If you feel any symptoms, self isolate - that means stay at home - immediately and book a free coronavirus test as soon as possible - call 119 or visit nhs.uk/coronavirus
If you test positive for Covid-19, share your contacts with NHS Test and Trace.
If you're contacted by NHS Test and Trace, follow their instructions, self-isolate, and book a test if you feel any symptoms.
If you fail to self isolate when asked to, you can be fined.
Kingston's Director of Public health talks to Radio Jackie
Listen to Iona Lidington, RBK's Director of Public Health, talk to Radio Jackie on 18 August about how we can all help Keep Kingston Safe. Listen here
NHS Test and Trace App
The new NHS app allows you to report symptoms, check-in to venues by scanning a QR code, and can alert individuals that may have coronavirus.
Some businesses and organisations are required by law to display a QR code from the app on their premises. Find out more on RBK's business webpage.
The app will help the NHS respond more quickly to stop Covid-19 reading further and save lives.
Download the app from Google Play or the Apple App Store
Help spread the message with graphics for social media
You can download animated and still graphics for social media. RBK is continuing to create materials and assets to help spread the key prevention messages. If you have any particular ideas or messages you would like to see in an asset, email their Communications team.
Recording a video outlining actions we can all take to Keep Kingston Safe is a great way to get the message out to your contacts. We’re encouraging all community groups and organisations to record their own video to post on social media. You can find instructions and a suggested script here.
When you publicise it, please use the hashtag #KeepKingstonSafe so it can be shared. You can also send it to RBK's Communications team and who will share it on their social media channels.
Covid-19 materials in community languages and other formats
You can find Covid-19 information and material in other formats, such as translations into Polish, Tamil, Arabic, Korean and more, British Sign Language and easy read, at www.kingston.gov.uk/COVID-19-accessible.