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PLEASE NOTE: Covid Mutual Aid is run entirely by volunteers and not medical professionals. We’re all community members and groups wanting to support the most vulnerable with errands, information distribution and emotional comfort. For up to date medical advice you should continue to check the news and NHS website for further announcements.
PRIORITISE SAFETY: Community care is about preventing the spread of Covid-19 and providing support for the most vulnerable. Please only offer physical support if you are well enough to do so. Those who are self isolating can get involved in online or phone based organising.
A WORKING PROGRESS: We’re developing resources over the coming days to support new groups. If your group has a specific need, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to accomodate you.
What is Covid Mutual Aid UK?
Covid Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the covid-19 outbreak in the UK. We are mainly focussed on providing resources (like this guide) and connecting people to their local groups, willing volunteers and those in need.
We recognise that injustice doesn’t affect everyone equally and whilst we’re all at risk of covid-19, there are some people who are more vulnerable and need greater support from the community. These include people more physically vulnerable.
The basic idea is to coordinate care efforts for people who are self isolating, especially if they are part of a more at risk demographic including the eledery, disabled and people with other pre existing health issues.
We’re also trying to offer support to those people who are feeling most isolated/anxious throughout the pandemic. For people with mental health conditions this scale of panic can be overwhelming and so community support is vital.
nerable from the virus such as the elderly, those with pre-existing health issues and those without stable housing as well as those more emotionally vulnerable such as people self isolating without support and those with pre existing anxieties or mental health conditions.
We’re a new group who have set up over the past few days. As such we’re still working out how to most effectively organise together and make our information accessible. Please be patient with us and if you’d like to support the coordination then get in touch - we’d love to have you.
What is a Covid Mutual Aid Local Group?
Covid-19 Mutual Aid Local Groups are setting up independently in communities to support vulnerable people in their local area through the outbreak.
Groups are not being set up in a uniform way and each community is advised to do what is best for them.
You can volunteer in a group whether you are fit and able to run errands or self isolating. A lot of coordination is being done through Facebook