Epsom & Ewell Borough Council wants to help residents stay up to date with the latest advice about COVID-19.
To do this, the council has launched a new initiative with Central Surrey Voluntary Action. The team are looking for COVID-19 Community Champions. These will be the first to receive the latest updates and guidance from our Public Health colleagues about how to stay safe during this pandemic to share with their families, friends, communities and workplaces.
COVID-19 Community Champions are an additional way to help people in Epsom and Ewell get clear information on how to stay safe and reduce the risk of getting and spreading the infection, and what additional support there might be to help do this. The council is especially keen to involve those who can access communities and others who do not necessarily regularly engage with the council.
Councillor Liz Frost, Chair of the Health Liaison Panel and Covid-19 spokesperson, said “Epsom and Ewell’s volunteers and community groups have been exceptional throughout the coronavirus crisis in supporting each other and helping people in need.
“To build on this we are looking for community spirited individuals from all walks of life to take on the important role of COVID-19 Community Champions to help us share key public health messages in order to help protect our communities from the ongoing pandemic.
“Could you help with this? You don’t need any special skills, just a willingness to get involved. You may be involved with a local sports club, social group, or just have a wide circle of friends on social media. Communicating vital health messages and reaching everyone in the borough is key to ensuring we all adopt the measures designed to keep us safe and stop the spread of this horrible disease”.
If you are interested in becoming a COVID-19 Community Champion please contact Central Surrey Voluntary Action – 01372 722911 / [email protected]