The doctors, nurses and other front-line workers for the NHS are in need of Volunteer Responders who can support those who are most at risk from the COVID-19 virus.
Our supporters can help by signing up for one or more of the tasks listed here. Once you have registered and checks are complete you will be provided a log-in to the GoodSAM Responder app. Switch the app to ‘on duty’, and you’ll see live and local volunteer tasks to pick from nearby.
This programme enables volunteers to provide care or to help a vulnerable person, which is permitted under the new rules announced by the Government on 23rd March 2020. Volunteers may be asked to show the active task they are responding to if asked.
Volunteers must be 18 or over, and fit and well with no symptoms. Those in higher-risk groups (including those over 70, those who are pregnant or with underlying medical conditions) will be able to offer support by telephone.
Your safety is a priority to the NHS and the majority of tasks can be undertaken while social distancing and volunteers will receive guidance through the NHS ‘getting started pack’.
Patient transport drivers will require an enhanced DBS check and will receive guidance to do this role safely, also included within the ‘getting started pack’.