It is absolutely vital that the spread of this virus is stopped, which is why the Government has limited when people can leave their homes. People are allowed to shop alone or with members of their household for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible. People can also leave their homes for any medical need, providing care or to help a vulnerable person. Everyone must follow these measures in full.
Where people require support the first option should always be to rely on friends, family, or neighbours who already know one another. If this is not possible, there are some very simple steps that can be taken to make arrangements with community volunteers as safe as possible. Particular care must be taken where children or vulnerable adults, such as those with dementia or other medical needs, are helped.
This factsheet (and accompanying FAQ document) is designed to address specific concerns that people involved in supporting their community may have at this time.
Safeguarding and DBS Factsheet: FAQs – This factsheet is designed to address specific concerns that people involved in supporting their community may have at this time.