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COVID-19: Keeping Safe When Volunteering

COVID-19: Keeping Safe When Volunteering

A practical guide on how to keep safe when volunteering during the Coronavirus pandemic

This document aims to provide some practical advice on how Muslim organisations can ensure the safety of their volunteers who are supporting the most vulnerable of our society during this pandemic. We are consistently reviewing the situation on the ground and will produce new guidelines as and when the situation changes.

The virus is believed to have originated in the city Wuhan in the Hubei province of China. Though full knowledge of the specifics of the virus is still limited, it is not believed to be airborne. It is believed to be spread through infected respiratory droplets being transferred from an infected person to a non-infected person both directly or through contact with an infected surface area.

At the time of writing the UK has more than 84,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 10,612 reported deaths(2).

In times of crisis and emergency, it is important we all come together to protect and support each other.

It is vital to acknowledge that to have any chance of looking after your volunteers effectively, the aim of your work must solely be to prevent as many infections happening as possible.

You must assume that anyone could be infected with the virus and could be spreading it asymptomatically.


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