COVID Update - 26 November 2020

Latest Measures across England, Scotland, Wales and N, Ireland

From Wednesday 2nd December, a local restriction tier system will be in place throughout England.  For guidance on which tier you fall into or what is permissible within each area, please see here.   Full details of the Government's Covid-19 winter plan can be found at this link.  For the RYA's advice to recreational boat owners see here.

In Scotland, there is a five tier level of protection in place.  You are advised to review the protection level for your local area to find out what you can and cannot do, here.  

New restrictions will come into force in Northern Ireland from 27 November - see here.

For post-firebreak regulations for boating in Wales, see here.


National Historic Ships UK

Our team is working remotely from home, which allows us to deliver approximately 95% of our standard services, including processing new registrations, providing online training and offering guidance to vessel custodians.  Please note there may be a delay in posting certificates and books. 

We continue to collate data on the impact of Covid 19 on our sector, so please send us your updated impact statements reflecting the new measures and keep us informed of any specific issues you face so we can do our best to advise or help.  You can read our submission to the first DCMS Select Committee Report on the impact of Covid-19 for our sector here.  

A link to the inquiry page with the report and other submissions can be found here.

We are committed to offering continued support to all our stakeholders during this time and are happy to schedule meetings by phone or video conferencing to any vessel custodians or Shipshape projects that require additional advice.

Please email info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk for further details.
 

Useful online resources

We have collated a range of resources to support our sector following the outbreak of Covid-19 or coronavirus.  This list will be updated regularly.  Please email info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk if you would like a resource to be included. 
 

GENERAL ADVICE

AiM (Association of Independent Museums) - COVID-19 advice and resources (updated 2 November)

Government guidance what you can and can't do (updated 1 November)

Government guidance - working safely in heritage locations (updated 28 October)

Government guidance - for DCMS sectors (updated 2 November)

Heritage Alliance - Covid-19 Guidance Hub (updated 21 August)

NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) - Information for your charity or voluntary organisation

Visit England‘We’re Good to Go’ mark - businesses are able to register their property as being managed in a COVID safe manner. This mark is available to businesses in all parts of the UK. 


ADVICE FOR VESSEL OWNERS

Canal & River Trust - Coronavirus and boating FAQs (updated 2 November)

Canal & River Trust - Updates for boaters with the latest information (updated weekly)

National Historic Ships UK - Join our Facebook Groups for historic vessel owners and Shipshape Network projects to share advice and discuss issues affecting the sector

Royal Yachting Association - COVID-19 Guidance Hub (updated 2 November)

Royal Yachting Association - Advice and information for recreational boaters (updated 2 November)

Royal Yachting Association - Advice for clubs, training centres and instructors (updated 2 November)

Royal Yachting Association - What does lockdown mean for boating in England? (updated 4 November)


FUNDING AND FINANCIAL ISSUES

Cause4 - Heritage Compass, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, will offer free support, mentoring, training and more to 150 heritage orgs across England.  Closing date for applications: 16 December. 

Government guidance for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations on funding and fundraising

Museums Association - Digital Engagement and Innovation Fund - New grants of up to £50k for creative digital engagement. Closing date for applications: 21 December

Museums Galleries Scotland - COVID-19 Museum Development Fund - Awards of up to £60k for Accredited Scottish museums that have NOT been eligible for the Recovery & Resilience Fund.  Closing date for applications: 5 February 2021

National Lottery Heritage Fund - NHLF has now (from 25 November) resumed accepting small and medium funding applications to provide financial assistance for organisations working with heritage to build their resilience, or focused on inclusion of diverse groups typically under-represented in heritage.  Rolling programme so no application deadlines.

National Lottery Heritage Fund - new interest free Heritage Recovery and Resilience loans aimed at organisations looking to restart and develop their income generating potential. Closing date for applications: 14 February 2021

National Lottery Heritage Fund - the Community Heritage Fund Northern Ireland will offer small grants for NI-based projects to encourage engagement with their local heritage.  Closing date for applications: 18 December

NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) - Contingency planning and financial implications for charities and voluntary organisations


MUSEUMS, CONSERVATION AND VOLUNTEERING

AiM (Association of Independent Museums) - COVID-19 - Conservation and care of collections 

Heritage Volunteering Group - Returning to Volunteering masterclass

ICOM (International Council of Museums) - Conservation of museum collections under lockdown

ICON (Institute of Conservation) - Coronavirus guidance for conservators

ICON - Waking up collections - a post-lockdown guide

National Historic Ships UK - Historic Vessel Conservation distance learning course
*Special Offer* In response to Covid-19 we are offering a discount of 15% off the overall cost of our Historic Vessel Conservation course OR a 15% discount off the cost of individual units.  These discounts apply to any new students who sign up by 31st March 2021.

NMDC (National Museums Directors' Council) - Good practice guidelines on reopening Museums


SOCIAL & DIGITAL MEDIA, ADULT LEARNING RESOURCES AND HOME WORKING

AMA (Arts Marketing Association) - Free digital skills training programme for small or medium heritage organisations, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund

AMA (Arts Marketing Association) - Sign up for free Digital Heritage Lab online webinars 

AMA (Arts Marketing Association) - Home working tips from freelancers

National Historic Ships UK - Join our new Facebook Groups for historic vessel owners and Shipshape Network projects to share advice and discuss issues affecting the sector

National Historic Ships UK - Historic Vessel Conservation distance learning course
*Special Offer* In response to Covid-19 we are offering a discount of 15% off the overall cost of our Historic Vessel Conservation course OR a 15% discount off the cost of individual units.  These discounts apply to any new students who sign up by 31st March 2021.

The Skills Toolkit - free digital and numeracy courses to help build your skills

Zoom and Skype conferencing - a 'how to' guide
 

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

Chatham Historic Dockyard
- Museum from home

Mary Rose - Things to make & do

RNLI - Kids' activity sheets

Royal Museums Greenwich - Curriculum-linked learning resources plus Explore their digital collections and check out their latest stories, videos, blogs & more

ss Explorer - New online educational resources for primary age children

ss Great Britain - Design & Make

Titanic BelfastNew online resources for kids including science experiments, activity sheets & fun makes

Trinity House - Buoys, Beacons and Bananas Key stage 1-3 education resources