Coronavirus and internal information
The Salvation Army is not in retreat and across the country our corps (churches and community centres) are mobilising to help their communities get through the coronavirus.
Some are opening their worship spaces for the homeless to ‘self-isolate’ and many are ensuring food banks are getting food out to the most vulnerable.
Over 650 corps and many more Salvationists and volunteers are working out what their community response should be and many of those are working remotely without access to OurHub, The Salvation Army, intranet. To help these people, we have placed here some important coronavirus specific planning documents that corps will find useful as part of their community planning. These documents will help keep their congregation and volunteers safe while working in the community.
Every Corps Officer and Division Leader have been tasked with putting together their coronavirus response plan, so if you are a corps member, the first place to find out more, is from your local leadership.
We will be regularly updating this page with documents.
Information for Corps and/or Salvationists
Please see the message from Territorial Commander Anthony Cotterill.
Below are a number of documents to help with planning and business continuity at this time.
Pandemic Response Planning
- Download Corps pandemic response plan template
- Download Pandemic preparation and response guidance corps
- Download Coronavirus event decision making guidance
- Download Coronavirus guidance how to work from home
- Download Managers guidance coronavirus response
- Download Guidance for managers for critical incident personnel planning
- Download Coronavirus guidance for registered childcare settings
- Download band guidance and coronavirus
- Download coronavirus and foodbank guidance
Food provision: Support and practical assistance
Following guidelines about social distancing, corps halls should not be open for any activity other than the provision of food banks, take away food and supplies, and night shelters.
We expect demand for food parcels to increase as the pandemic continues. The Salvation Army is in discussions with government, other charities, food wholesale suppliers and businesses to make sure our frontline services have the supplies they need.
Some processes are already in place and others are being developed and finalised. For the latest information, advice and guidance please see the food provision page on OurHub.
(Remember, if you have access to The Salvation Army network, you can access this page and any OurHub page from any web browser without needing to login to Citrix. When you enter an OurHub web address it will simply prompt you to enter your SA login details.)
Worship and Ministry
Visit our webpage about moving ministry online - with useful tips and examples.
- Download Weekly update from mission service 31 March
- Download Youth and Children Ministry response
- Download Periodicals coronavirus response
- Download wellbeing advice from older peoples ministries
- Download ten tips for tackling loneliness and isolation
- Download Online streaming copyright guidance
- Download guide from Facebook on connecting online to faith communities
- Download coronavirus prayer resources - week 1
- Download coronavirus prayer resources - week 2
- Download coronavirus prayer resources - week 3
Health and Hygiene
- Gov.UK coronavirus guidance
- Public Health England website
- NHS Inform Scotland website
- Health Protect Scotland
- Public Health Wales
- Public Health Northern Ireland
- Ireland's response to Covid-19
Information for Employees
For information and a list of FAQs, please visit OurHub.
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