Sheffielders have proven to us before that when things get rough they can step up and help and we have every confidence that the Covid19 crisis will prove to be the same.
There will be links below to various sites where you can volunteer help.
I'm going to put a few probably very obvious points up here.
Limiting contact - this includes wearing gloves or using paper towels / plastic bags when handling things like doorknobs and shopping trolly handles.
Carry a bag to put these item in for disposal once you have used them.
Carry hand sanitiser - if you don't have any then there will be a post after this detailing how to make your own.
If there is a big uptake on this on the forum then we will likely start threads for each post code district.
I'm not going to lecture people here as you are all grown ups but please be careful when dealing with financial transactions for your safety as well as that of others.
The usual rules about bickering and off topic things apply here as does keeping things on topic.
I'm sure that with care, forethought and planning we can get through this. The majority of people will be fine even if they do catch this virus so please remember not to panic.
Thank you and good luck to us all.
Main FB page for mutual aid with these links
Local Mutual Aid Groups:
Broomhill, Broomhall and Sharrow https://www.facebook.com/groups/882552988836008/
Chapeltown/High Green https://www.facebook.com/groups/209730610373078/
Kelham Island and Neepsend https://www.facebook.com/groups/kelhamsupport/
Lower Walkley and Walkley Bank https://www.facebook.com/groups/698361290919649
Nether Edge https://www.facebook.com/groups/2257972117638744/
Woodseats and Norton https://www.facebook.com/groups/522307722001662
Self Employed, Sole Trader, Small Business Support Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/350495542494295
Workers Support Group
WhatsApp group chat join links (you need to click the link using a smartphone with the app installed for these to work):
Existing organisations that might be struggling for volunteers or needing to expand services in response to this, please consider if you can help them:
AgeUK Sheffield https://www.facebook.com/ageuksheff
Food Banks in Sheffield: http://www.sheffieldfoodbank.org.uk/food-bank-list/
Foodhall Project (space is closed but looking to help in community) https://www.facebook.com/foodhallproject/
Shipshape Sheffield https://www.facebook.com/ShipshapeSheffield/
Voluntary Action Sheffield https://www.vas.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-vcs-planning-meeting-call-for-volunteers/
Events related to this effort (planning, training etc):
CovidMutualAid training for setting up groups:
Voluntary Action Sheffield response meeting (online attendance should be available)
Safeguarding training offered by the National Food Service
Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK main page