SAFETY: All volunteers need to prioritise safety. Community care is about preventing the spread of Covid-19 and providing support for the most vulnerable. Before volunteering please familiarise yourself with Queercare’s guidelines on how to support others without spreading the infection. Those who are self-isolating can get involved in online or phone based organising.
SECURITY: Do not pass on personal data from volunteers and those requesting help to anyone, especially other organisations or institutions. This is both for legal reasons and also to protect vulnerable people who might not be safe if you share their details. This includes making sure you do not pass on information to your local council or government body. Your council can support your group without needing to know specifics of who you are supporting directly. [Source: covidmutualaid.org]