Volunteering at Airedale

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR VOLUNTEERS (18/03/2020)

We are asking our volunteers in the following categories to temporarily postpone their duties at the Trust.

  • People who are over 70, regardless of whether they have a medical condition or not

  • People under 70 with any of the following underlying health conditions:

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis

  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure

  • chronic kidney disease

  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis

  • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy

  • diabetes

  • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed

  • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy

  • being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)

  • those who are pregnant

The safety of our volunteer colleagues is of paramount importance, and, following national advice, we want to be as proactive as possible in minimising any potential risk to you, your friends, family and loved ones.

We will post regular updates on our webpage and be writing out to all our volunteers in the next few days.

In order to keep yourself and others safe and well, you must self-isolate (stay at home) for 14 days if you have either of these symptoms:

  • You have a continuous cough that is new

  • You have a temperature over 37.8 centigrade¬†¬†

National guidance is updated daily so please refer to the Gov.uk website for current information regarding self-isolation.