COVID-19 Champions


Training has now begun for the Covid Community Champions so they can engage with the local population. Read more


We’re looking for people from all walks of life to become Covid Community Champions – and play an important part in getting life back to normal in Blackburn with Darwen.

One Voice Blackburn is a partner in the Covid Community Champions project, working specifically with people from BAME backgrounds. Our local BAME residents are one group that has been disproportionately affected by the long-term impact of the pandemic.

We are working with Blackburn with Darwen Council to establish a local network of Covid Community Champions – volunteers who can help keep their friends, family, neighbours, colleagues and networks up to date, by sharing the latest public health information from the Council and our local NHS.

Covid Community Champions are people from all areas of the borough, different cultural backgrounds and across age groups who all want to make a difference in their neighbourhoods and help local communities recover from the damaging impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic.

If you’ve got some established networks you can share important public health information with – even if it’s just a neighbours WhatsApp group – then we want to hear from you.

You can give as much or as little time as you like. Covid Community Champions will receive weekly updates in the best format for you – text, email, WhatsApp and so on.

Sayyed Osman, the Council’s Strategic Director for Adults & Health, said:

“Our Covid Community Champions have a vital role to play in helping us get back to some kind of normality safely and while keeping control of virus rates across the borough.

“Blackburn with Darwen is just one of over 60 councils that have received funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government to address the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on certain groups.

“Becoming a Covid Community Champion is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who wants to see things return to normal and can help us reach more local people with important messages about doing so safely.

“If you can give a little of your time each week, please consider getting involved.”


Find out more about becoming a Covid Community Champion and register online at: