Latest UK Government Coronavirus Volunteering Guidance, May 2021

The UK government has has updated its guidance regarding safe and effective volunteering during coronavirus, in line with the latest easing of lockdown restrictions.

The guidance, updated 17 May 2021, applies to volunteering activity in England and is essential reading for anyone coordinating volunteers or organising volunteer activity.

It covers the following:

Who can volunteer
Business and venue closures
Volunteering in groups and around others
Travelling to volunteer or while volunteering
Face coverings
Volunteers eligible for vaccines
Coronavirus testing for volunteers
Ensuring volunteers and their workplaces are safe
Safeguarding volunteers
Insurance and volunteers
Volunteers who claim benefits or who are ‘furloughed’
Involving volunteers in mutual aid groups and community support groups
Local information and resources

Read the up-to-date guidance in full on the government website.

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