covid:aid February Highlights

In line with our values as an open, collaborative charity, we share our monthly reviews and quarterly reports with trustees, volunteers and the public. This means we can show our progress and hear your feedback on how to better support those affected by Covid-19 across the UK.

February saw UK plans for Living with Covid taking effect, with England removing all restrictions and Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland relaxing their regulations. Covid-19 hasn't disappeared yet though, and people are still suffering with the long-term effects of the virus on their mental and physical wellbeing. 

The move towards zero restrictions polarised public opinions across the country. Many people and experts think it's still too soon while others look forward to a return to "normal". We will continue to support the most vulnerable groups throughout this transition, and all other communities affected by the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Highlights in February include:

  • Scottish Parliamentary motion

    We were congratulated by a cross-party group of MSPs in a dedicated Scottish Parliamentary Motion. Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP, submitted the motion to recognise the work and dedication of covid:aid in our provision of support to people across the UK who have been significantly affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This is a tremendous highlight for the charity and we will use this recognition to build on the support we provide to people across the UK.

  • New online courses

    We launched our new micro-course in collaboration with Andy Langford, Clinical Director of the UK's leading bereavement charity, Cruse Bereavement which sensitively explores some of the most commonly asked questions in relation to losing a loved one in the age of Covid-19.

  • Our latest Charity Ambassador

    Gavin Perrett joined as our newest covid:aid Charity Ambassador. Gavin is a Mindset Transformation Coach, Grief Therapist & Author who lost both of his parents to Covid-19 in March and April 2020. He has since published a book, Transforming Grief – From Tragedy Emerges, and hosts grief recovery workshops and coaching sessions for the bereaved. We look forward to working with Gavin in 2022!

  • My Long COVID Needs

    We continued our input as part of the Working Group for the NHS-funded online assessment tool, My Long COVID Needs, developed by Asthma + Lung UK (the newly re-branded charity which incorporates British Lung Foundation and Asthma UK).

Thanks to all who continue to support us. In March, we will focus on the theme on Reflection in line with Marie Curie's National Day of Reflection taking place on 23 March. Look out for live events, Q&As and much more happening on our Support Community platform!

Click here to view the February monthly highlights report in full-screen.

Covid Aid is reliant on YOUR donations to provide support to those hit by Long Covid, grief and bereavement, and other Covid-related issues