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Changes to COVID-19 Volunteer Services

By Carol Harris Battle Town Council

Tuesday, 21 July 2020


Battle Town Council Contributor


In collaboration with Battle Town Council, our wonderful team of volunteers have been working hard to deliver supplies to those members of our community who have needed it the most, at a time that continues to be incredibly difficult for everyone.

However from 1 August, the Government will pause shielding unless the transmission of COVID-19 in the community starts to rise significantly.

This means:

  • the Government will no longer be advising you to shield
  • the support from the National Shielding Service of free food parcels, medicine deliveries and care will stop
  • NHS Volunteer Responders will carry on delivering the food you buy, prescriptions and essential items to you if you are registered for this.
  • you will still be eligible for priority supermarket slots (if you registered by 17 July)

It has been advised that you may still be at risk of severe illness if you catch coronavirus, so stay at home as much as you can and continue to take precautions when you do go out. You can do this by washing your hands regularly, avoiding touching your face and keeping 2 metres away from people outside of your household or bubble wherever possible.

As a result of this updated guidance, from the 1st August 2020 we will only be able to take requests from those who are considered ‘extremely clinically vulnerable’.

For more information please contact enquiries@battletowncouncil.gov.uk.

Contact Information

Carol Harris

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