Welcome to Croydon Council’s Covid-19 Community Vaccine Champions resource page

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Your community needs you!

Community Vaccine Champions support their family, friends and wider community to make sense of the latest advice and information about Covid-19. As a Covid-19 community vaccine champion, you will play a vital role in keeping Croydon safe as we learn to live with Covid-19.

A champion

  • Raises conversations about Covid-19 safety and Covid-19 vaccinations
  • Supports people in their communities to make informed decisions about Covid-19 vaccines
  • Signposts people to appropriate professional help, advice, and services
  • Gets messages on Covid-19 vaccination to key groups and communities
  • Dispels myths on the Covid-19 vaccine
  • Helps develop local targeted communications
  • Provides information on how, where and when to get a Covid-19 vaccine
  • Pick up on any concerns or problems, feeding them back to the NHS for resolution

Whether you are running a community project or group to increase Covid-19 vaccine uptake or are just interested in learning more about the vaccine, these free resources are here to support you.

Apply Here




Train to be a COVID-19 Community Vaccine Champion - help Croydon to live safely with Covid-19

About the training course

Croydon Public Health and the NHS have worked to together to develop a training plan which will help you understand more about the vaccine and enable you to support others with their decisions about having a vaccination.

The training is online only. You will need internet access and a laptop or desktop computer. Please contact us if this will be difficult for you: CovidVaccineChampions@croydon.gov.uk (External link)

The course lasts 1 hour 30 minutes and is a mix of tutor-based learning and interactive break-out sessions. You'll receive a certificate of attendance to show you're a Covid-19 community vaccine champion.

Employers will be reimbursed for the time their staff take to attend the course.

What you will learn

During the course you will gain an understanding of how Covid-19 vaccines work. You'll also gain the skills and confidence to provide support for people and answer their questions and concerns about the Covid-19 vaccine.




Use Croydon's Covid-19 Vaccine Van for your community

Croydon’s Covid-19 ‘Vaccine Van’ is a collaboration between South-West London Clinical Commissioning Group, Croydon Health Services NHS and Croydon Council. Look out for the van, which is popping up at various locations across the borough and offering 1st, 2nd, and booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. No appointment is needed!

The van is supervised by a clinical lead and a trained vaccinator, who will be happy to answer any questions you have about the Covid-19 vaccine. Our Covid-19 community vaccine champions will also be present to provide any support you need.

The flexibility of the van means we are able to bring the vaccine into your community. All we need is a safe parking space! If you are running a group or event and would like us to come and visit, please email covid19@croydon.gov.uk We look forward to working with you to help keep your community safe.




Your community needs you!

Community Vaccine Champions support their family, friends and wider community to make sense of the latest advice and information about Covid-19. As a Covid-19 community vaccine champion, you will play a vital role in keeping Croydon safe as we learn to live with Covid-19.

A champion

  • Raises conversations about Covid-19 safety and Covid-19 vaccinations
  • Supports people in their communities to make informed decisions about Covid-19 vaccines
  • Signposts people to appropriate professional help, advice, and services
  • Gets messages on Covid-19 vaccination to key groups and communities
  • Dispels myths on the Covid-19 vaccine
  • Helps develop local targeted communications
  • Provides information on how, where and when to get a Covid-19 vaccine
  • Pick up on any concerns or problems, feeding them back to the NHS for resolution

Whether you are running a community project or group to increase Covid-19 vaccine uptake or are just interested in learning more about the vaccine, these free resources are here to support you.

Apply Here




Train to be a COVID-19 Community Vaccine Champion - help Croydon to live safely with Covid-19

About the training course

Croydon Public Health and the NHS have worked to together to develop a training plan which will help you understand more about the vaccine and enable you to support others with their decisions about having a vaccination.

The training is online only. You will need internet access and a laptop or desktop computer. Please contact us if this will be difficult for you: CovidVaccineChampions@croydon.gov.uk (External link)

The course lasts 1 hour 30 minutes and is a mix of tutor-based learning and interactive break-out sessions. You'll receive a certificate of attendance to show you're a Covid-19 community vaccine champion.

Employers will be reimbursed for the time their staff take to attend the course.

What you will learn

During the course you will gain an understanding of how Covid-19 vaccines work. You'll also gain the skills and confidence to provide support for people and answer their questions and concerns about the Covid-19 vaccine.




Use Croydon's Covid-19 Vaccine Van for your community

Croydon’s Covid-19 ‘Vaccine Van’ is a collaboration between South-West London Clinical Commissioning Group, Croydon Health Services NHS and Croydon Council. Look out for the van, which is popping up at various locations across the borough and offering 1st, 2nd, and booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. No appointment is needed!

The van is supervised by a clinical lead and a trained vaccinator, who will be happy to answer any questions you have about the Covid-19 vaccine. Our Covid-19 community vaccine champions will also be present to provide any support you need.

The flexibility of the van means we are able to bring the vaccine into your community. All we need is a safe parking space! If you are running a group or event and would like us to come and visit, please email covid19@croydon.gov.uk We look forward to working with you to help keep your community safe.




  • What does a Covid-19 Community Vaccine Champion do?

    • Raises conversations about Covid-19 safety and Covid-19 vaccinations
    • Supports people in their communities to make informed decisions about Covid-19 vaccines
    • Signposts people to appropriate professional help, advice and services

    What is Covid-19 Community Vaccine Champion training?
    Delivered over 1.5 hours, this online course aims to provide you:

    • With an understanding of how the Covid-19 vaccines work
    • With an understanding of how to make the most out of everyday interactions with others to champion health and wellbeing
    • Confidence to have conversations with others about Covid-19 vaccines
    • The skills to support a person in making their decision about whether or not to take the Covid-19 vaccine
    • Knowledge about local services and resources to signpost people to, either for more information on the vaccine or to get the vaccine

     Training format

    • Online event: 1.5 hours in duration
    • The training will include taught sessions and interactive break-out sessions

    Everyone who completes the course gets:

    • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Covid-19 Community Vaccine Champion
    • Employers will also be financially reimbursed for releasing staff to attend the training

    Apply to be a Covid-19 Community Vaccine Champion

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Page last updated: 06 Jun 2022, 04:23 PM