COVID-19 Volunteering Policy

Last updated: 21st September 2020

We are committed to safe working practices and complying with government policy, while offering valuable and enjoyable outdoor volunteering activities over the coming winter. In order to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19, we have put the following measures in place:

Restricted numbers at activities – when an email invitation is sent out to subscribed volunteers, about an upcoming activity, they will be asked to let the organisers know if they want to attend. Those who are not subscribed to our emails, will be able to RSVP via the contact forms on an event’s page, on our calendar. There will be a cap on the number of volunteers on each worksite. If more than 5 volunteers want to attend, then 2 separate sites in the area will be worked on, and each group of 5 will be led by 1 project leader.

Maintaining social distancing on sites for activities – keeping 2 metres apart.

Volunteers bringing their own gloves and cups – volunteers will be asked to provide their own gloves for working in and to bring their own cups for refreshments. Hot water and beverages will be available at activities, but volunteers are always welcome to bring their own.

Volunteers allocated a set of tools at the start of each work session – these tools will then be cleaned with anti bacterial sprays and wipes at the end of the session and before use on the next session. Volunteers can of course bring their own tools.

Taking contact numbers of all volunteers attending – this is to ensure that we can contact attendees if anyone subsequently reports symptoms.

Providing hand sanitisers, wipes and sprays at every work session.

We value the health, safety and welfare of our volunteers and appreciate the hard work and contribution everyone makes to our projects. If you have any concerns or queries, please do contact us at hello@mwhg.org.uk.