Safety precautions if volunteer or manager becomes ill

At Stroudco we have put into place strict rules on social distancing, hand washing/gloves etc during the sort and deliveries What action should we take should anyone helping with the sort or delivering, become ill with suspected Covid 19 after that sort day, but before their test result is known? Should we take all of those present with that person off the rota for the following week ( which would include the manager) until the result is known?

Hi Liz,

The official government advice is:
If a member of staff has helped someone who has developed symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), they do not need to go home unless they develop symptoms themselves. They should wash their hands thoroughly for 20 seconds after any contact with someone who is unwell with symptoms consistent with coronavirus infection.


I would suggest that the best thing to do is to make a collective decision with your team. You will not be breaking any laws or regulations so long as any staff that have developed symptoms do not come to work and follow the advice on isolating.

In the absence of more strict government advice, the mental health and general well-being of your team will be important factors in making your decision.

Thanks - very helpful,