COVID-19 advice for groups

We know many of you are worried about the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on your organisations and services. You can find information to help you decide what steps your organisation should take here. If you would like one-to-one advice or support, you can also contact us on

If you are setting up a new community group to provide support to people in your local community, please read our guidance and visit the Buckinghamshire Council website for more information and to register your group’s details to help volunteers find you.

For existing charities or community groups no longer able to run your usual events and activities, we imagine you will be trying to find alternative ways of supporting your beneficiaries. We would like to assist with this, and are asking you to complete this short (2 mins) survey to help us understand what you’re doing and how we (and others) can help: complete survey.

If you want advice about involving volunteers or volunteering to help those affected by COVID-19 in your community, click here.

COVID-19 guidance for voluntary organisations

How to set up a group in response to COVID-19

If you would like to support your local community, there are a number of volunteer groups which are already established. Buckinghamshire Council has compiled a list which you can contact.

If you are still interested in setting up your own group, read our guidance on organising your local community to support those self-isolating.

Further general advice on setting up a voluntary group can be found here.

Funding - advice and grants in response to COVID-19

Buckinghamshire specific advice

I run a Community Building – what do I need to do?

We have produced an information sheet tailored for Community Buildings.

I volunteer/ run a Community Transport Scheme – what do I need to do

We have produced an information sheet with COVID-19 information, tailored specifically to Community Transport Schemes.

Coronavirus information sheets in different languages

Doctors of the World and British Red Cross have put together Coronavirus (Covid 19) advice in a number of languages.

As of 20/3/2020, the advice is available in English, Albanian, Dari, French, Pashto, Portuguese, Bengali, Vietnamese, Kurdish Sorani, Mandarin, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish and Farsi. (Coming soon -Malayalam, Amharic, Tigrinya and Somali coming soon.)

To access them, click here.

Doctors of the World will replace documents with any new advice as updates come in. If anyone would like notifications of these updates, they can subscribe by sending an email to this link (Subscribe) with the word ‘subscribe’ in the subject line.