CHICHESTER CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS
COVID – 19 GUIDELINES
During the current Coronavirus situation, the following groups should not consider volunteering for nature conservation tasks:
- Those who are self-isolating;
- Those who are Shielding (Clinically Extremely Vulnerable);
- Those who are considered Clinically Vulnerable (pregnant or with an underlying health condition).
N.B. Any volunteer who has an underlying condition that may affect their fitness for the task should discuss this with the task leader in advance. A personal risk assessment might be useful.
Only members of the same household can travel in the same car. Those without their own means of transport will have to use alternative means of accessing the work sites (public transport, cycle, lift from family member e.g.).
When working, walking to site and during coffee and lunch breaks, volunteers will maintain a minimum 2 metres distance.
Volunteers will bring their own food and drink. There can be no sharing of biscuits, cake, etc.
Volunteers will bring their own gloves. If anyone has not appropriate hand covering, they can select a pair from the CCV collection and keep them for future tasks.
All tools will be sprayed with sanitiser before and after use. Tools will be numbered and volunteers will use the same tools throughout the day, carrying them to and from the task.
The leader will appoint a Fire Warden and assistant, if necessary, to deal with the bonfire and only they will handle the pitchforks and any other tools or materials required.
Sanitising liquid will be available throughout the task.
All site risk assessments will be available on the CCV website and task leaders will point out all specific risks at the start of each day’s work.