12th March 2020
The League is a volunteering organisation which means that we go out into the community to help those who benefit from our work.
At this time, we must consider not only the welfare of who we visit but also our own welfare and those of our families and friends.
For those members who volunteer with other organisations, in the name of League, you will probably have received specific guidelines, but there are many of us who are befrienders and visit people in their homes. In the main, the people visited are more vulnerable to infection because of their age. It is therefore now, more important than ever, that if you are feeling unwell, have a cold or cough, DO NOT visit, but please telephone the person you help so that they have contact with the outside world.
Each Group should decide for themselves if they will hold meetings or events during this worrying time.
Further information about coronavirus can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public