Birmingham City Council is launching a a Covid-19 Community Champion initiative to help contain and prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Based on a model developed by Newham Council, if you live or work in Birmingham, you can become a Covid-19 Community Champion. The council will keep champions informed of the latest advice and guidance so that they can help their family, friends and other community members to make sense of the latest facts about the virus.
By having and sharing clear information, friends, family and wider community members will be able to make informed choices and champions will be able to feedback what they are hearing in communities and to discuss any questions they might have.
The role of the Covid-19 Community Champion;
- To be a point of contact within your community (a street, a place of worship, a community organisation, a neighbourhood)
- To pass on key messages in appropriate ways, providing reassurance and an authoritative voice
- To encourage others to become Champions
- To help your community understand what it needs to do to stay safe
- To provide feedback to the Council and let us know what is and isn’t working
Please note that being a Covid-19 Community Champion is not an enforcement or regulatory role. While we welcome and value your volunteering as a Covid-19 Community Champion, this does not constitute a contract of employment or eligibility for internal recruitment positions.
To find out more and to sign up to become a Birmingham Covid-19 Community Champion, visit the community champion page on the council’s website.