Volunteers and organisations have shown great resilience and adaptability during recent crises. As the pandemic continues to impact Australian communities, we will keep advocating for policies to support safe volunteering during the ongoing pandemic.
We have updated the COVID-19 information and resources for both volunteers and volunteer involving organisations.
We encourage all volunteer involving organisations to review their risk assessments in light of the new medical advice. This should include considering the feasibility of remote working, wearing masks in indoor settings, and encouraging volunteers to stay home if they are sick.
This resource provides useful information to safeguard your volunteers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage all volunteers to stay COVID-19 safe in light of the new medical advice. The Chief Medical Officer is encouraging everyone to wear masks when outside the home in crowded, indoor environments (including on public transport), maintain physical distancing and good hygiene practices, take a test if you have any symptoms, and stay at home if you have COVID-19.