COVID-19 Live Q&A: Challenges Facing Charities

COVID-19 Live Q&A: Challenges Facing Charities

Following 12 months of disruption, UK charities will finally be able to resume a full range of fundraising activities and community services in the coming months, starting with the return of non-essential retail from 12 April.

With preparations underway, what guidance do charities need to adhere to in order to reopen shops and office premises safely and compliantly? And what challenges can you expect to face when it comes to vaccination, furlough and the revival of large organised events?

14 April at 14:00

The third sector has been put under immense strain over the past 12 months. A combination of retail and community service closures, in addition to the cancellation of all in-person events, has caused many charitable organisations to reassess the way they operate in order to survive. Some charities have opted to restructure their operations and people, while some are still figuring out the best way forward.

But, with new government grants available, furlough extended, highstreets reopening and postponed events provisionally back on the agenda, charities may finally be able to offer their full range of vital support services to their communities once more.

To guide you through the various transitions on the road back to normality, our Employment Law Director, James Tamm, and Regional Health & Safety Manager, Oliver Williams, will be hosting a live Q&A exclusively for charity leaders.

This free 40-minute interactive session will offer practical advice on important topics such as:

  • Preparing to reopen your premises and reinstate community services safely for your staff, volunteers and customers;
  • Restructuring your staff and volunteers;
  • Organising COVID-safe events;
  • The employment legalities surrounding vaccination and on-site testing;
  • Managing refusals to return to work;
  • Utilising flexible furlough to accommodate safety measures and respond to fluctuations in demand; and
  • The importance of reassuring volunteers and customers about safety.

With so much to consider ahead of reopening your full range of community services, it’s vital that you understand the appropriate safety measures you need in place and feel confident addressing concerns from your staff and volunteers. This interactive session will give you the answers and reassurance you need to minimise disruption and ensure your organisation can move forward positively in the months ahead.

We welcome you to submit your questions ahead of time so that our experts can answer them live during the session.

This webinar is free to attend – to register and submit your questions, please complete the form.

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