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Coronavirus: How to become an NHS volunteer responder amid Covid-19 outbreak

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?

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.
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