COVID-19 Health Champions

Keeping Newham Safe during COVID-19

COVID-19, and the measures taken in response, continue to impact all of us in Newham.

The COVID-19 Health Champions network empowers thousands of Newham residents to remain up to date on the latest advice about COVID-19. The council will keep you informed of the latest advice and guidance so that you can help your family, friends and other community members to make sense of the latest facts about the virus.

By having and sharing clear information, you, your friends, family and community can make informed choices.

Evaluation Report 

Newham Council commissioned an external evaluation of our COVID-19 Champions programme. We wanted to learn from the programme so that we can continue to improve and so that we can bring the best of the programme to other areas of health and health care.

The report shows that we have – together –learned a huge amount. We’ve influenced national policy and we’re having an impact on how we work together on health issues well beyond COVID.

We thank every person who played a role in the programme, who shared information with their friends, family and community and who added to Newham’s response to COVID-19.

For more information please contact Anne Bowers at [email protected]

COVID-19 Champions Evaluation Report (PDF)

COVID-19 Champions Evaluation Summary Slides (PDF)

Become a COVID-19 Health Champion


COVID-19 Health Champions are residents across Newham. Champions can be anyone in the community. You might be the person that everyone knows and trusts. You might be someone who wants to help in whatever way you can- even if this is your first time.

  • You sign up to be a Champion.
  • We give Champions the latest information about COVID-19.
  • Champions share this information with anyone in their community, however they want.
  • Champions let us know what is and isn’t working.

Together we can do all we can to make sure that everyone in Newham has the information they need to stay safe and healthy. Thank you for your part in making this happen.

If you are interested in joining our community of over 500 champions please email [email protected] with your name and email and or call / message 07929 792873 and leave your name and number.

COVID-19 Health Champion information sessions

Information are held every Tuesday at 7pm via Zoom. If you’re not able to join please email or phone and someone from the team will be happy to talk through the programme. More information will be shared upon induction after you’ve registered.