Covid Community Information Champions
To ensure that everyone in the borough has the information they need to safely go about their day-to-day life during the pandemic, we’ve launched a Covid Community Information Champion initiative.
We’re seeking champions who can help us get accurate information into the community. Anybody can become a champion, but we are particularly keen on hearing from people who have large networks of contacts . Here’s how it works:
- We’ll email weekly with the latest information from our Public Health team about Covid-19
- Share this with anyone in your community, however you want
- Ask questions and let us know what is and isn’t working through our Covid-19 query online form
We have also produced a digital welcome pack (PDF document) for our Champions to use. We will update this as, and when, it is necessary.
To get involved, sign up to our newsletter, enter your email address and select ‘Covid Community Information Champions’ on the next page. If you’d like to use imagery when promoting any of the messages you receive from us, feel free to use our Latest information from your Covid Community Information Champion image (PDF document) too.
For more information, scroll please read the following 'Covid Community Information Champions FAQs':
What is a Covid Community Information Champion and can anyone sign up?
Covid Community Information Champions are volunteers who will help to provide Wokingham Borough residents, including friends, family and other community members, with up-to-date and accurate information on Covid-19. We’re specifically inviting representatives from key groups to sign-up to become Champions, although the scheme is open to all.
What will my role as a Covid Community Information Champion involve?
You will be empowered to become a point of contact within your community (family, friends, neighbourhood, place of worship, community organisation etc.) and will be able to pass on the key Covid-19 messages to your contacts.
All you will need to do is share the information we send you with your community - friends, family, colleagues or other contacts - in whichever way you want.
As a Champion, you may also receive information from your community and contacts and we ask that you pass that back to us via our dedicated online form.
How will I receive the information I need to share with my friends, family, and community?
Your welcome pack will be full of useful information on Covid-19, including social distancing rules, self-isolation guidance, the support available from Wokingham Borough Community Response, and more.
As a Covid Community Information Champion, you’ll be signed up to receive a weekly e-bulletin with the latest key messages and insights from our Public Health team. You will also be sent links to social media assets that you will be able to use in any online community groups.
We are in the progress of organising virtual video conference sessions for Champions to join.
Will we be able to feedback on what is and isn’t working?
Absolutely. Champions will have the opportunity to feedback and submit any questions they might have via an online feedback form. We’ll use these insights to help shape our weekly e-bulletins and also look to arrange a video conference session where we can address any commonly asked questions.
Will I be responsible for enforcing against any breaches of social distancing rules?
No – this is not an enforcement or regulatory role. We have a team of trained officers who are helping with this. However, if you do know of any breaches of social distancing rules, whether they’re committed by a business, venue, or person, you can report it on our dedicated online form.
How can I apply to become a Covid Community Information Champion?
Simply enter your email on our newsletter sign-up page and select ‘Covid Community Information Champions’ on the next page. You’ll receive your first e-bulletin in the next couple of weeks, including a link to a handy information pack.
What happens if I want to withdraw from being a Covid Community Information Champion?
That’s no problem. Simply unsubscribe from the emails that we send you by clicking the button at the bottom and we will ensure that your information is removed from the database.