Resources - Covid-19

‘The Forest’ Sensory Resource Kit from Frozen Light Theatre Company
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‘The Forest’ Sensory Resource Kit from Frozen Light Theatre Company

This compromises of 8 sessions of sensory activities all based around Frozen Light’s 2015 touring production of The Forest. It can be also be accompanied by a powerpoint which includes music and photographs from the original production.

50 free resources for your graphic design projects in 2020
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50 free resources for your graphic design projects in 2020

If you happen to be short on funds right now or have been handed a tight budget by a cash-strapped client, there are many free design resources that can help you out.

We're talking free fonts, templates and mockups or vector illustrations, stock photography, icons and even videos – all the essential assets you might need to complete your projects without costing a penny. And they're all of the highest quality, too – freebies don't mean you have to compromise.

Copy and paste link if button not working: https://www.creativeboom.com/resources/50-fresh-essential-and-free-resources-for-your-graphic-design-projects/

6 ways to make your social media posts accessible for people with a visual impairment (Life of a Blind Girl)
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6 ways to make your social media posts accessible for people with a visual impairment (Life of a Blind Girl)

Just like sighted people, blind and visually impaired people use social media as well. Social media is such a huge part of our lives now (you can decide whether that’s a good or bad thing), and so much content on there is visual which isn’t always the most accessible for blind and visually impaired people. However, there are steps that you can take to make your social media posts accessible and inclusive for everyone.
From 'Life of a Blind Girl'

Copy and paste link if button broken: https://lifeofablindgirl.com/2018/10/31/6-ways-to-make-your-social-media-posts-accessible-for-people-with-a-visual-impairment/

A practical guide to digital inclusion and accessible information for websites (Texthelp)
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A practical guide to digital inclusion and accessible information for websites (Texthelp)

Digital technologies and online services are revolutionising the way we live, and we’re expected to do more online than ever before.

As more services move online and offer users the essential information they need digitally, there is an enormous risk of leaving some of the population behind - including the older population and those with literacy, language, and cognitive challenges.

Knowing how to present and offer digital information clearly empowers users and customers to navigate the online services that are increasingly becoming the norm.

In this short guide, we offer some easy-to-implement guidance for organisations to streamline their digital content into accessible, inclusive formats to benefit every online visitor.

Accessibility in video conferencing and remote meetings (Drake Music)
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Accessibility in video conferencing and remote meetings (Drake Music)

Drake Music have been researching and learning about accessibility in video conferencing/online meetings/remote music sessions.
Here are some of the things they have learned from their experience of delivering webinars and working remotely.

Copy and paste link if button broken: https://www.drakemusic.org/blog/becky-morris-knight/accessibility-in-video-conferencing-and-remote-meetings/

COVID-19 compliant: official UK mark to signal that your business is following COVID-19 guidelines
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COVID-19 compliant: official UK mark to signal that your business is following COVID-19 guidelines

“We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Click the link to find out more and apply to use the kitemark.

COVID-19: An example guide for working from home during Covid-19 (Farnham Maltings)
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COVID-19: An example guide for working from home during Covid-19 (Farnham Maltings)

Created by Farnham Maltings for it's staff, this is a guide for people working from home during Covid-19. You're welcome to copy and paste sections for your own organisation.

COVID-19: Arts Council England Emergency Funding Questions – Individuals
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COVID-19: Arts Council England Emergency Funding Questions – Individuals

Here is a word document version of the Arts Council England's Emergency Funding Package application for individuals. This will give you the chance to draft your application offline before you copy and paste it into Grantium.

This document will not be accepted as an application form. To submit your application, you will need to paste the answers to the questions into the online form on Grantium.

The document does not automatically count how many characters or words you have entered.

For full information of applying, please visit the ACE website: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/financial-support-artists-creative-practitioners-and-freelancers#section-2

This document was uploaded on 9 April. We apologise for any changes made after this date.

COVID-19: Arts Council England Emergency Funding Questions – non-NPO organisations
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COVID-19: Arts Council England Emergency Funding Questions – non-NPO organisations

Here is a word document version of the Arts Council England's Emergency Funding Package application for organisations outside of the National Portfolio. This will give you the chance to draft your application offline before you copy and paste it into Grantium.

This document will not be accepted as an application form. To submit your application, you will need to paste the answers to the questions into the online form on Grantium.

The document does not automatically count how many characters or words you have entered.

For full information of applying, please visit the ACE website: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/financial-support-organisations-outside-national-portfolio#section-2

This document was uploaded on 9 April. We apologise for any changes made after this date.

COVID-19: Arts Marketing Association resources to support you through coronavirus
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COVID-19: Arts Marketing Association resources to support you through coronavirus

Copy and paste link if button not working: https://www.a-m-a.co.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-resources/

COVID-19: Claiming tax back for working from home due to coronvirus
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COVID-19: Claiming tax back for working from home due to coronvirus

If your employer requires you to work at home, you can – and have always been able to – claim for increased costs due to working from home, eg, heating and electricity.

Clearly, right now many firms have closed workplaces and that means across the UK millions of staff are temporarily required to work from home, and therefore are eligible to claim for increased costs. HMRC says it will consider claims from employees working at home due to coronavirus measures if their usual workplace is closed.

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https://blog.moneysavingexpert.com/2020/04/martin-lewis--working-from-home-due-to-coronavirus--claim-p6-wk-/?_ga=2.230416988.1525601613.1586860789-911908480.1586860789

COVID-19: Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide (USA)
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COVID-19: Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide (USA)

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS DOCUMENT IS INTENDED FOR EVENTS IN THE USA, THEREFORE THE LEGAL STATEMENTS MAY NOT APPLY

The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide is a collective work by event industry professionals to help our peers who are planning to reopen during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. This document contains no “best practices” that apply everywhere – coronavirus creates different challenges depending on countless factors, including the size of the event, its geographic location, the physical space, and the
anticipated attendees, to name just a few. Instead, in the order one would plan an event, we have identified reasonably foreseeable health risks and suggested options to mitigate them.

COVID-19: example guide for guests and employees (Merlin Entertainments)
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COVID-19: example guide for guests and employees (Merlin Entertainments)

Merlin Entertainments have introduced a range of new health and safety measures that seek to reduce the risk associated with the presence of COVID-19 that are in line with government advice and the requirements of local health authorities (June 2020)

You can look at the PDF (easy to read)

Or watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Posl1N5o4co&feature=emb_logo

Full webpage: https://www.merlinentertainments.biz/responsible-business/health-safety-and-security/

COVID-19: Furloughing need-to-knows for employees and small firms (from Martin Lewis)
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COVID-19: Furloughing need-to-knows for employees and small firms (from Martin Lewis)

Info sheet from Martin Lewis (Money Saving Expert) on furloughing and your rights as an employee.
More info here too: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-self-employed-and-employment-help/#template

COVID-19: Furloughing: What is it and how do we do it well? (Webinar from Clore Leadership/Counterculture)
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COVID-19: Furloughing: What is it and how do we do it well? (Webinar from Clore Leadership/Counterculture)

Presented by Clore Leadership in partnership with Counterculture, this webinar on furloughing was delivered and recorded on Thursday 9 April at 4pm BST. All information was correct and accurate at time of recording.

Speakers: Keith Arrowsmith, Bo Escrit and Kathryn Worthington from Counterculture
Chair: Hilary Carty, Director of Clore Leadership

counterculturellp.com
cloreleadership.org

Copy and paste link if button isn't working: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qns7k47jIKU&feature=youtu.be