Coronavirus update and advice

What you need to do: Stay at home. Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (only if you cannot work from home). Stay 2 metres away from other people. Wash your hands as soon as you get home.

More information

During this emergency we need your help and support.

Every day volunteers from across Oldham provide vital services for local people.

But with the virus affecting many people, including these volunteers, we need extra help right now.  

We are working with Action Together who are the volunteer co-ordinators for Oldham.  

There are many ways you can help out

Be a good neighbour 

Let your neighbour know you can help with errands such as shopping for them.

You can do this by posting a simple card:

Protect yourself and others from sickness

How to help safely - GOV.UK website

Donate to the Foodbank 

Many people across our community need emergency food support. 

You can help by donating an extra item on your weekly shop. 

Details of what is needed and where the drop off locations are on the Oldham Foodback website

Volunteer your time in this emergency 

Sign up with Action Together and they will identify opportunities for you in your area.

This is for things like helping at a foodbank during the emergency.

Set up or support a local group 

Why not get together with other local people to run errands to the shops for people who are self-isolating, post mail on their behalf or provide a friendly voice of reassurance on the telephone?  

Many groups are being established or why not set up your own one?

Covid Mutual Aid UK

Covid Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak in the UK. 

Are you a community and voluntary organisation? 

Action Together has information for community and voluntary organisations:

The Government has advice for organising volunteers in emergencies