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To reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 the government has stated that people must stay at home where possible. Here are our recommendations on how to stay connected.
Have information on remote working and what to consider that includes supporting staff and volunteers to work from home and what charity trustees need to think about with links to resources to support digital meetings and team working such as:
• Mentimeter – an interactive presentation software which allows your attendees to participate in live polls
• Slido – an interactive Q&A and polling platform
• Jamboard – a virtual flipchart that allows participants to add sticky notes
• Miro – allows you to design virtual charts and flipchart pages
• Google Docs – allows you to make notes on an online shared document which can be saved as a word document after the session
When introducing new tools explain their purpose, how to use them, and give people time to familiarise themselves with these tools. Some people will find them challenging, so have an alternative way for people to engage in your session. Using the chat function can be a good way to do this.
Mind, Get Up Set Up, NSUN, Bipolar UK and Together for Mental Wellbeing came together to host forums over the pandemic with peer supporters and captured their shared learning in this Remote and Online Peer Support Resource
Have produced a guide Getting Started with Online Learning for the heritage sector to create innovative and engaging online learning opportunities and to share what they do. The guide covers a range of free, easily accessible digital tools and resources.
Have created a free Beginners Guide to Digital Technology to help your organisation get started with digital in the heritage sector and start to harness the power of technology from back office to visitor engagement. Find out more
Offer a huge discount on digital products such as Microsoft Office 365, which includes Microsoft Teams.
Have guidance on remote working including the importance of staying connected for well-being.
Have released guidance on self-care during self-isolation.
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