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Latest National Guidance Update

22/07/2021
Written By: NAVSM

Government Guidance Update

Click on the links below to view the latest government volunteering guidance pages that have now been updated following the changes of 19 July and can be found at:

Volunteering during coronavirus (for citizens)

Enabling safe and effective volunteering (for organisations)

Guidance from NHS England

NHS staff and volunteers will be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when deployed to or visiting any care setting as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment. The Voluntary Partnerships team at NHS England and NHS Improvement are advising that local NHS trust based volunteering services continue to follow NHS Covid-19 volunteering guidance and to ensure alignment of local trust volunteering and staff policies/processes to ensure volunteers are afforded the same protections and treatment as NHS staff with regards to Covid-19 measures. This includes aligning approaches to risk assessment and mitigations.

For further questions or support regarding NHS volunteers contact england.volunteering@nhs.net

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