In a piece of work funded by the Department of Health and Social Care, RSPH has collaborated with the LifeLab & the University of Southampton in the development of the RSPH Level 2 Award for COVID-19 Young Health Champions. This qualification is designed to support young people in secondary schools to understand the purpose and the importance of measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, giving them the tools and education to make informed choices about their health and wellbeing.
This project is part of the work undertaken in Southampton to pilot a saliva testing programme for COVID-19. This has included testing taking place in educational settings in the city, such as schools, colleges and universities. The educational resources designed through this project are intended to help young people to understand how to engage in this testing process, as well as to deepen their understanding of the wider measures in place in schools and across wider society to prevent the spread of COVID-19.