Scotland's Covid19 volunteering plan
March 30, 2020
A new ‘Scotland Cares’ campaign has been launched to encourage people to volunteer during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
While the most important ask for the public remains to stay at home and follow the essential public health guidance, people who are healthy and not at risk can volunteer to provide practical or emotional help to those most in need.
Those wanting to volunteer to support their communities have three options which are signposted from the Ready Scotland website:
- returning NHS workers will be directed to existing voluntary arrangements in NHS Scotland
- people wishing to offer their support to our public services, including the NHS and local authorities, will be directed to a site co-ordinated by the British Red Cross
- those looking for opportunities with other charities or community groups in their area will be directed to Volunteer Scotland for information
In line with Scotland’s current stay at home rules the public can only volunteer to carry out tasks which involve leaving their home, once a day, if you are not required to be isolating and are not in any risk categories.
Please check the latest advice at www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
- Read the full Scottish Government news story at: https://www.gov.scot/news/national-volunteering-plan-for-coronavirus/
- Link to radio advert: https://we.tl/t-lFetsnlVDZ
- Link to newspaper adverts: https://we.tl/t-NiPNlUogqO
- More advice, funding and other useful info for communities responding to coronavirus here.