There is a huge amount of information & publications that have been produced in response to Covid 19. Rather than circulate all emails and risk overloading people with information all information has been uploaded below.

Borrowdale Parish Council are now holding meetings once more, but in a Virtual Meeting Room. Meetings are held every two months, and each meeting includes an opportunity for public participation. If you wish to submit a question for consideration under public participation it needs to be submitted to the Parish Council at least 48 hours before the meeting takes place.

If you have any Parish Council related concerns please email

The main resource site for UK wide information is

Offers of Help

Volunteering: If you would like to volunteer/offer support during this person you can registered via the Support Cumbria Website

NHS Volunteers- GoodSAM- This is an app which you can download from and you can sign up to support the NHS in one of 4 roles:

  • Community Response Volunteer (help with shopping, medicine, and essential supplies)
  • NHS Patient Transport Volunteer (transport home from hospital)
  • NHS Transport Volunteer (transport of equipment between NHS sites)
  • Check in and Chat Volunteer (short term telephone support to those at risk of loneliness)

Local Support: If you need any support/help or you just want a friendly phone call please call Freda Chapman on 017687 77295. She will then put you in touch with the closest volunteer to your locality.

Abuse- If you are concerns that an adult is at risk of abuse or neglect please call 0300 303 3589 for concerns about a child go to


If you are a charity/community organisation and you need financial support at this time Cumbria Community Foundation have launched a Covid-19 Relief Fund.

Community Champions- Persimmon- Giving away up to £64,000 a month in donations of up to £1000, with a focus currently on the over 70’s for more information visit

Business support, for further information on the various support measures for small businesses please visit:

NHS Support- If you are an NHS Staff member and you need to speak to someone or receive support you can contact 0300 131 7000. Please note this is for NHS staff ONLY.

Funding and Grants Bulletin prepared and circulated via National Association of Local Councils- 27th April 2020.

Focus on Funding resource prepared by Cumbria CVS


Allerdale Area Local Resilience Group has been set up to support the work of the Cumbria Strategic Coordinating group. This group will lead coordination of different levels of community response and produce resources to support volunteers & local groups, and where necessary link these with statutory services. This group is for support & volunteer groups, the following email is not for individual use: 

Community Buildings Advice- If you manage/volunteer/run a community space you may find useful information on the Action with Communities in Cumbria Website

Volunteer Handbooks & Factsheets are available from Cumbria CVS

Mental Health Support- For help/support on mental issues during the Covid 19 pandemic please visit:

Mental Health Resource Document

Mental Health Wellbeing Booklet

Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health Support Information for School Hubs

Advice for parents with ill/injured children during Covid 19

Health conditions during Covid 19

Volunteer Resources 26th April 2020 Prepared by Cumbria CVS

Wellbeing Advice & Resources 26th April 2020, Prepared by Cumbria CVS


Cumbria County Council Covid 19 Information


Bus Services: For information on the current bus services still in operation you can visit Bus Timetables Covid 19

Highways Works: Cumbria County Council Highways are operating a reduced operation during Covid-19 due to staff being redeployed to the front line response. During this time emergency works are being carried out:

Potholes- Category 1- High risk as a priority and only then Category 2 defects- Medium Risk

Flooding & Winter works if required

Footway & cycleway defects

Street lighting defects

Verge & sign maintenance (if essential for safety)

Essential bridge repairs

Road Traffic Collisions.

Bulletins & Updates

If you want to sign up for Covid-19 Bulletins from Cumbria County Council you can click here

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter-Issue 16

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter-Issue 15

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter-Issue 14

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter-Issue 13

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter– Issue 12

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter– Issue 11

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter– Issue 10

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter– Issue 9

Allerdale Directory of Community Support-18th May 2020

Allerdale Directory of Community Support– 11th May 2020

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter– Issue 8

Allerdale Directory of Community Support– 7th May 2020

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter– Issue 6

Allerdale Directory of Community Support Updated 27th April 2020

Allerdale Directory of Community Support 20th April 2020

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter- Issue 5 20th April 2020

Coronavirus in Cumbria-Helping in your local community handbook

Infection Prevention Guidance for Volunteers

Allerdale Directory of Community Support -14th April 2020

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter  14th April 2020

Family Line Information Sheet (for support with Family Life/Pressures at the moment) 17th April 2020

Domestic Abuse guide to Support Available 17th April 2020

Allerdale Directory of Community Support Issue 1-6th April 2020

Allerdale Newsletter Issue 3- 6th April 2020

10 ways to help your Community ACT factsheet Uploaded 4th April 2020

Volunteering during Lockdown guidance Uploaded 4th April 2020

Covid 19- Support for Vulnerable Persons Guidance– 1st April 2020

Allerdale Newsletter Issue 2 30th March 2020

COVID 19 CUMBRIA (Helpline and Hubs)– 30th March 2020

LDNPA Planning Service Covid 19 Working arrangements

Changes to primary care in response to Covid-19 across North Cumbria -Released Friday 27th March

Allerdale Newsletter Issue 1

COVID19 Government support for employers

COVID-19 Guidance for Volunteers doing Shopping for others Cumbria County Council

Cumbria’s approach to coordinating the community response 17th March – Cumbria CVS