COVID19 (Coronavirus)

Test, trace and protect webinar with Public Health Agency

8 Jul 2020Sandra Bailie COVID19 UpdatesCOVID19 (Coronavirus)

On 7 July NICVA hosted a webinar with the Public Health Agency on Staying out of lockdown: test, trace and protect. We were joined by over 60 people to learn more about how we can protect our communities and keep the spread of COVID-19 at bay.

Stroke Association launch Online Survey to Understand the Impact of COVID-19

9 Jun 2020Kathy Maguire COVID 19COVID19 (Coronavirus)

The Stroke Association want to hear from stroke survivors and their loved ones about the impact of COVID-19 on their lives and their recoveries.

Planning for Flexible Furlough

9 Jun 2020Alex Hastings Employment and HR (COVID19)HR, COVID19 (Coronavirus)

With detailed guidance from the Government expected on Friday 12 June about the 'flexible furlough scheme ' from July, the CIPD have produced a helpful checklist for planning for the changes as they come in. 

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from June onwards

1 Jun 2020Alex Hastings Employment and HR (COVID19), COVID 19COVID19 (Coronavirus), HR

On 29 May 2020 the Chancellor announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which contained some key dates relating to furloughing workers as outlined below. 

New relationships are getting things done in Mid and East Antrim

29 May 2020Dawn Love COVID 19, COVID19 Action with Local Councils, Mid and East Antrim Borough CouncilCOVID19 (Coronavirus)

New and existing volunteers, local and national businesses have been supporting community groups to get the essentials during lockdown.

Guidance for charities experiencing financial difficulties

29 May 2020Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19)Governance, Finance, COVID19 (Coronavirus)

The Charity Commission has published guidance for charity trustees of smaller charities experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19 emergency.  

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme portal now available

26 May 2020Alex Hastings Employment and HR (COVID19)COVID19 (Coronavirus), HR

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme was one of the first support measures announced by the Government and the HMRC online claims portal is now live.

Equality Commission allows flexibility for annual monitoring returns

19 May 2020Alex Hastings Employment and HR (COVID19)HR, COVID19 (Coronavirus)

Due to the current disruptions resulting from the impact of COVID19 on our workplaces and working practices, the Equality Commission is asking that employers submit the annual monitoring return when it is practicable to do so. 

COVID-19 and Young People

18 May 2020Kathy Maguire Advocacy & Government Engagement (COVID19)COVID19 (Coronavirus)

Our latest 'Insight and Impact' feature, explores the impact of COVID-19 on young people and the resilience and positivity with which they and youth organisations are responding.