As Covid-19 continues to spread, the health services need as much support as we can give them in order to help everyone who is less able or at higher risk. Some quarter of a million people have already signed up to boost the ranks and help the vulnerable, including both former medics and students. Find out more about the push for volunteers here
If you are able bodied or qualified in any way to help out, why not put your name down?
Here are a few links you can use to find volunteering opportunities and ways you can get involved to do your bit in the face of Coronavirus
NHS England - how to get involved
Goodsam (the organisation responsible for the push for volunteers)
Click here for the Goodsam Volunteer Responders sign up page
Age UK's neighbourly volunteering offer - encouraging people to help support their elderly neighbours who are staying at home during the epidemic
THIS OFFER IS PERMITTED WITHIN THE GOVERNMENT'S MOST RECENT GUIDANCE
To see what help you can give your local Age UK, contact them here
You can find a list of local help groups through Rother District Council's website
There is also a link for volunteers to sign up
If you are nervous or have any questions about volunteering in your community, take a look at the governmental safeguarding fact sheet
If you don't feel comfortable or strong enough to volunteer on the front line, you can do your bit by following government guidelines, keeping your distance from those around you, and maintaining a high standard of cleanliness - both personally and around the home.
Many thanks for your patience and perseverance in this difficult time.
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