Roadmap out of Lockdown

The Government has published detailed guidance regarding the ‘Roadmap out of lockdown’, including the dates of each step and what that involves. We have included direct links to the information below, but more information is available on the GOV.UK website.

Support for your VCSE organisation

Get in touch

We are continuing to provide training, workshops and information on issues raised by you, and we are continuing to provide practical one-to-one support to organisations, so please continue to contact our Funding and Development Officer, Jane Granville via: if you need support – we’re here to help!

If you are visiting the Priory Street Centre, please read our COVID-19 Guidance for CVS Visitors document.

Funding information

We have collated a list of funders who are providing COVID-19 related funding. Visit our Funding Information webpage to view the list of funders.


COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Please visit the NHS website for all the latest information and guidance about the COVID-19 vaccinations:


The NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has published the following information on the vaccination programme in York:


Please share the COVID-19 Vaccination Fraud Guide with your members.


Volunteering during COVID-19

The Government has published the following guidance for volunteering during the pandemic:

Contact York Volunteers

If you need support finding volunteers to support the delivery of your services, please contact our Volunteer Centre Team, Drew Richardson and Charlotte Laursen via You can also register your volunteering opportunities online.


Coronavirus testing in York

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, self-isolate immediately and get a PCR test, even if your symptoms are mild. You should self-isolate at home while you book the test and wait for the results. You must self-isolate if you test positive. Your isolation period includes the day your symptoms started (or the day your test was taken if you do not have symptoms), and the next 10 full days. This is the law.

For more information about symptom-free testing in York, please visit City of York Council’s website.

What we've been doing...

To support York’s voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, we collated the following documents to provide an overview of the services that were operating during the lockdown periods:

*Please get in touch with Anna Boad ( if you would like to update your organisation’s details.


Single Point of Access Hub

In collaboration with Nimbuscare Ltd, we are running the Single Point of Access (SPA) Hub to provide vital support for patients isolating due to COVID-19 symptoms. Set up during the first wave of the pandemic in March 2020, the SPA Hub’s fantastic team of volunteers, including GoodGym York volunteers, work alongside Nimbuscare and York CVS’s admin staff to ensure individuals have access to food and medication.  You can read more about the SPA Hub in our news article.


Monitoring the needs of York’s VCSE sector

York CVS, alongside other voluntary sector partners across Yorkshire and Humberside, first issued a survey in April to find out about the immediate impact of the pandemic on the local VCSE sector. A follow-up survey was issued in October 2021 to continue to monitor the impacts of the pandemic on the sector. York CVS reviewed the data for the city and published the COVID-19 VCSE Sector Resilience Follow-up Report.,

As part of the report we issued a list of recommendations for partner organisations and outlined the actions we will be taking as an organisation to support the sector. We have continued to monitor the needs of the sector by asking our members to answer 6 questions at regular intervals about how their organisation is doing; what resources they need, what is working well (and not so well), and what their concerns are going forward. From this information we have been producing regular ‘Real time monitoring reports’, which are all available on our Real Time Monitoring webpage.

What we did during 2020

Our COVID-19: What we did report provides a snapshot of the work we carried out, and what we heard, during March to June 2020, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We were Highly Commended at the NAVCA Heart of the Community Awards for our work during 2020. Here’s a video highlight of the activities we were involved in: