A new scheme to recruit 250,000 volunteers to support the NHS through the coronavirus pandemic has been launched by the Government.
It comes as the Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that a new hospital will open in London next week, with a capacity of 4,000.
So how do you become a volunteer and what are they looking for? https://www.itv.com/news/2020-03-24/coronavirus-how-to-become-an-nhs-volunteer-responder-amid-covid-19-outbreak/?fbclid=IwAR3DNP5hfhTau1_p74t9n1PjGP9mcBILzV-MQt1YDlDr-ckqPjrBaoaPS9I
Before you can get started and apply to become a volunteer you must meet the following requirements:
- Volunteers must be 18 or over, and fit and well with no coronavirus 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.
- Patient transport driver volunteers will also require an enhanced DBS check and will receive guidance to do this role safely.