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Coronavirus - how you can help

Read about how you can support and volunteer in roles that can help make a difference to everyone.

Published on: 16 January 2021

Last updated: 13 May 2021

Staying safe

If you are volunteering to help someone, please take the below steps to make sure you do not contribute to the spread of COVID-19. These include: 

  • if you feel at all unwell, do not volunteer to help others
  • wash your hands regularly with warm water and soap, especially before and after you deliver any items to a person who is vulnerable
  • if you make a delivery, stay 2 metres away from the person who is vulnerable - place the items outside their door and then step away
  • be careful about how you share personal information about yourself and other people - avoid sharing your or a vulnerable person's address and other contact information in public groups or documents
  • try to support people who live close to you, so you don't travel larger distances 

Make sure you check the latest advice for updates on Covid-19 on NHS.UK.