Volunteering and Coronavirus – HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Look out for your neighbours

The simplest thing everyone can do right now is look out for your neighbours, offer help with shopping and other errands.

It’s not just about neighbours who are self-isolating or vulnerable. Other people in the community who might also appreciate help are:

  • stretched medical staff and volunteers
  • staff and volunteers in key worker roles
  • supermarket workers
  • delivery drivers.

Stay safe when supporting others

    1. Let family and friends know what you’re doing.
    2. Support family, friends and neighbours by phone or video call.
    3. Stay at least two metres – about three steps – away from people you’re helping.
    4. Offer to run errands for people but stay outside of people’s homes.
    5. Keep washing your hands often for 20 seconds.
    6. Don’t take on too much – it’s often better not to offer at all than to let someone down.
    7. If you’re trying to help someone with very serious issues – don’t be afraid to flag with appropriate statutory services.

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