The UK Government asked the general public to volunteer to help take the strain from key workers and the response was absolutely inspirational. Within the first 24 hours, over 250,000 people had volunteered, hitting the governments target in such a short space of time.

As of March 27th 2020, the number was closer to 750,000.

Members of the public can sign up quickly and easily at to become NHS Volunteer Responders and can be called on to do such tasks as

  • delivering medicines from pharmacies;
  • driving patients to appointments;
  • bringing them home from the hospital;
  • or making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home.