Government social campaign reminds public that civil servants are #hereforyou
Cabinet Office spearheads efforts to highlight work of officials in responding to coronavirus
The Cabinet Office has launched a social media campaign that will highlight the work of civil servants from across all of government who are supporting the UK’s efforts to tackle the coronavirus.
The #hereforyou campaign was launched on Monday on the civil service’s official Twitter account, and since then a number of government departments and agencies have shared stories of the work of civil servants, across departments and around the world, in the efforts to tackle Covid-19. The campaign is intended to inform the public about the work of the civil service amid the crisis and recognise officials' efforts.
Alex Chisholm, the Cabinet Office permanent secretary, told PublicTechnology sister publication Civil Service World: “Whether directly or indirectly, the civil service and all those within it are making significant and valuable contributions towards the country's efforts to manage Covid-19."
Many of the tweets (see examples below) related to initiatives to deliver services online or make better use of data.
At @NHSX, we’ve worked with @NHSEngland to safely and rapidly roll out video consultations in primary and secondary care, to ensure people can receive the health and care they need remotely. We're the UK Civil Service and we're here for you. #HereForYou pic.twitter.com/22miBWkECP— UK Civil Service (@UKCivilService) May 11, 2020
At @DVSAgovuk we’re supporting people who urgently need a driving or theory test to carry out work vital to the coronavirus response, by creating a new online booking service that’s quick and easy to use. We’re the UK Civil Service and we’re here for you. #HereForYou pic.twitter.com/wcnKwLRX2J— UK Civil Service (@UKCivilService) May 14, 2020
"I’m Ravinder and I’ve helped with analysis, design, testing and assessments for delivering safe and secure online services for critical emergency COVID-19 needs for NHS, DHSC, DfT and other government departments. We’re the UK Civil Service and we’re here for you." #HereForYou pic.twitter.com/sWlt20w2av— UK Civil Service (@UKCivilService) May 13, 2020
At @GDSTeam, we make sure that when extremely vulnerable people ask for help, their data is safely passed on to those who can provide that help. We’re the UK Civil Service and we’re here for you. #HereForYou pic.twitter.com/49pzpVdhWd— UK Civil Service (@UKCivilService) May 13, 2020
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