COVID-19 Guidelines for Volunteers

Safeguarding guidelines for all volunteers.

If you decide to volunteer, follow these guidelines to keep yourself safe and avoid spreading the virus:

  • Let family and friends know what you’re doing

  • Wash your hands regularly, especially before and after you deliver any items, for 20 seconds

  • If you feel at all unwell, do not volunteer

  • Stay at least two metres - about three steps - away from people you’re helping

  • Offer to run errands for people, but stay outside of people’s homes

  • Don’t take on too much - it's often better not to offer at all than to let someone down

  • Try to support people who live close to you so you don't travel longer distances

  • Don’t bring people together face to face; be mindful of the Government's advice on social distancing and isolating people at greater risk from COVID-19

  • If you make a delivery, stay 2 metres away from the person who is in isolation at all times. Place the items outside their door and then step away

  • Be careful about how you share personal information about yourself and other people

  • Be careful about taking money and how many people may be more vulnerable to fraud at this time. Provide a receipt

  • If you’re trying to help someone with very serious issues, don’t be afraid to let appropriate statutory services know, such as:

             Warwickshire County Council Adult Social Services: 01926 410410  
             Warwickshire Police: 101 (non-emergency enquiries).

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