We are in regular conversations with the Welsh Government communications team regarding guidance on volunteering. The latest news is that the update to the Welsh Government volunteering page is still under review until new rules beyond the firebreak are clear. We would update this post as soon as we receive further information. In the meantime, the last update as at 3 September 2020 of the Welsh Government Guidance on Volunteering During the Coronavirus Pandemic contains useful information. For the Welsh language, please go to https://llyw.cymru/gwirfoddoli-yn-ystod-pandemig-y-coronafeirws
Contents and answers to frequently asked questions include:
- Can I do voluntary work under the new staying safe and social distancing rules?
- How do I protect myself and others while I’m volunteering?
- Can I volunteer if I’m self-isolating or staying at home?
- I’m in an at risk group and don’t have any family to help me. Can I get help from a volunteer?
- My organisation needs volunteers, what should I do?
- Is the Welsh Government providing extra support for volunteers during the pandemic?
- Does Wales have enough volunteers?
- How can I volunteer?
- What if I need to use my own car?
- What are the restrictions on volunteering?
- Can volunteers help in social care?
In addition, the Third Sector Support Wales ‘Volunteering as we ease out of lockdown’ Guide contains information to help organisations to think ahead as lockdown restrictions are gradually eased, to consider how volunteering might resume and what would be needed for this to happen.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided in this sheet is intended for guidance only. It is not a substitute for professional advice and we cannot accept any responsibility for loss occasioned as a result of any person acting or refraining from acting upon it.