COVID Resources

Grassroots community projects can play an important role in helping us to stay active, helpful and connected as we adapt to new ways of living during the COVID-19 pandemic. However it is critical that we engage with these projects safely .

We’ve pulled together a range of health and safety guidelines below to help you keep your community group, and others, safe. However it should be noted that there is a need for individuals to exercise personal responsibility and good judgement in their activities, and to stay up-to-date and adhere to any state, county or local safety laws, rules and regulations.

Some of the most important, and simple, tips are:

  1. Stay up to date on local/national restrictions and guidelines
  2. Hold remote/virtual meetings wherever possible - we know, the Zoom call fatigue is real, but they keep everyone safe!
  3. Write and maintain a COVID-19 Policy
  4. Reduce numbers of people meeting in person e.g. set up a rota for your community garden maintenance instead of everyone going at once
  5. Meet outside where possible
  6. Wash hands regularly
  7. Wear a mask
  8. Practise physical distancing (6 feet/2 metres apart)