What are COVID-19 Community Champions?
COVID-19 and the various measures taken to manage the virus and protect us, continue to impact everyone in Birmingham.
It is now more important than ever to ensure that Birmingham residents stay up to date with the latest guidance and advice, which aims to keep us as safe as possible.
The COVID-19 Community Champion network is made up of volunteers across all 69 wards in the city and will help residents to stay up to date with how to protect themselves and others against the virus.
What do COVID-19 Community Champions do?
As a champion you will have access to reliable and safe COVID-19 information to share with friends, families, and your communities. By receiving trustworthy and clear information regularly, Birmingham residents will be able to make more informed choices, so everyone can keep safe as we continue to live in the pandemic.
Building on your knowledge of the local community, the public health team will also work with you to design and create useful and shareable information so communities can take control of their own health and wellbeing
This is your chance to have your voice heard and support the nation’s effort to combat the pandemic and the challenges it creates.
Please note that being a COVID- 19 Community Champion is not an enforcement or regulatory role.
What will be my role as a COVID-19 Community Champion?
- You will become the point of contact within your community (family, friends, neighbourhood, place of worship, community organisation, etc.) and will be expected to pass on the key COVID-19 messages to the community.
- You will provide feedback on messages and tools created by the Public Health Team.
- You will also be expected to encourage others to become COVID-19 Community Champions.
- If you have any concerns, contact Birmingham City Council. 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.