A COUNCIL is looking for people from all walks of life to become Covid Community Champions .

Blackburn with Darwen Council is establishing a network of volunteers who can help keep their friends, family, neighbours, colleagues and social media networks up to date, by sharing the latest public health information from the town hall and NHS.

It is seeking 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.

They will receive weekly updates by text, email, or WhatsApp.

Sayyed Osman, Blackburn with Darwen Council's director for 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 and 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.”