On 22 February the government published its roadmap out of national lockdown. Since the roadmap was published, we’ve been hearing from charities and voluntary organisations across England about their concerns and key areas of focus.
Questions from charities and voluntary organisations
The concerns of many organisations reflect the view that putting a service on hold is a lot easier than starting one up again. With services being allowed to re-open, the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in September 2021 and the continued roll out of the government’s mass vaccination programme, organisations are asking themselves the following questions:
- What will be the impact of the furlough scheme coming to an end?
- How can we support staff, volunteers and beneficiaries to feel safe?
- How can we re-engage volunteers who have stepped down as a result of the pandemic?
- How can we adapt and thrive in a post-covid-19 world?