Covid-19 Outbreak

BPRCVS is keeping you up-to-date during the Coronavirus crisis

During this unprecedented crisis Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale CVS is keeping a very close eye on what's happening.

Many VCFS groups and organisations will be adversely affected and may be forced into closures, cancellations and suspensions of their projects and services, activities, events, centres and groups. We've created a set of web pages designed to keep you up-to-date with all the changes occurring during this challenging time. Where relevant we will aim to provide updates every weekday. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter too using the handle @BPRCVS for the latest news, advice and information.


BPRCVS Service Updates - Providing the latest information regarding all of the projects and services run by BPRCVS including our response to the Coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus News - Access the latest news stories, updates, opportunities, resources and much more all related to the outbreak of Coronavirus.

BPRCVS Make A Difference - As part of the #BBCMakeADifference campaign, BPRCVS produced a range of video content.

Coronavirus Response Feedback - A large selection of comments from a small proportion of people we have supported during the crisis.

Coronavirus Case Studies - Case studies of clients, groups and volunteers whom we've helped, supported or worked with to deliver much-needed support to the people of Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale.

Community Acts Of Kindness - We're asking for anyone who has experienced or delivered an act of kindness to let us know so we can shout out about it and share with media contacts.

Coronavirus Social Distancing Advice - This page will provide the latest social distancing advice from the UK Government, Public Health England and the NHS.

Coronavirus Staying Safe Outside Your Home - The latest advice from the UK Goverment relating to staying safe during the easing of lockdown restrictions. 

Coronavirus Outbreak FAQs: What You Can & Can't Do - Advice on what you can and can't do as lockdown restrictions are lifted from Wednesday 13th May 2020.

Coronavirus Stay At Home: Guidance For Households - Guidance for those staying at home due to self-isolation.

Coronavirus Guidance For Health Professionals & Other Organisations - The latest guidance documents from the UK Government and the NHS for health professionals and other organisations.

Coronavirus Travel Advice - Get the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Coronavirus NHS Information - Get the latest information about the Covid-19 viral outbreak from the NHS.

VCFS Group/Organisation Response - this page will keep you updated with the latest developments from the community groups and voluntary organisations throughout Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale.

Coronavirus Volunteer Support - Details of the Volunteer Response Team we launched to help and support the most vulnerable in our communities.


BPRCVS is following UK Government advice and is open for business as usual. We will monitor the situation closely and only intend to close our offices, projects and services in the event of the UK Government advising to do so, unless a significant number of staff and volunteers are affected by the viral outbreak and we are not in a position to deliver projects and services. However should we be advised to close by the UK Government, BPRCVS remains committed to working to improve the lives of people and their communities. We have developed a home working policy to ensure that as many of our projects and service remain in full operation. Where projects and services are affected clients will be contacted directly. 


Please stay safe and healthy, and follow government and NHS advice.