Volunteer Information

This page is for additional information aimed at Support Group members only.

November 2021


Whilst considerable 'normality' has returned to village life, there are still some who, for whatever reason, are still needing to isolate and/or having trouble accessing basic services such as shopping and collecting prescriptions.


Whilst a few volunteers from the original lockdown have had to withdraw their offer of help due to restarting work or other commitments, the majority are still available to assist as required. Volunteers should be aware that anyone, particularly if the impact of the latest 'delta' and 'omicron' variants causes further lockdowns, requires assistance, they have been advised to  contact their original local volunteer or the Parish Council at uffingtonpc.clerk@gmail.com or Mike Oldnall on 820368 or Simon Jenkins on 820776. 


Any volunteers unable to continue volunteering are asked to let us know as soon as possible so their name can be removed from the list.

9 January 2021


Support to Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) 


The government has recently written again to those classified as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) to take extra precautions and information related to the vaccine.  A copy of the letter is below for reference. The guidance in the letter applies until 21 February when it will be reviewed.


If you are aware that you have a person in this category on your 'patch' please note this guidance as they may ask for assistance. Unfortunately, again due to GDPR rules, we do not have a list of those in this category in our area.

Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Letter dated 7 Jan 21
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9 November 2020


Guidance on support to Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) 


The government has advised those classified as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) to take extra precautions.  We have prepared the attache information which summarises the government guidance and how we will be looking to support those individuals.


If you have a person in this category on your 'patch' please take note of this guidance.


Support Guidance for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable
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3 November 2020


Latest Government Guidance


Governemnt guidance continues to be updated on an almost daily basis. The latest guidance on volunteering/helping, including during the 2nd national lockdown, is here

3 July 2020


Prescription Delivery


Bulk collection of medication and delivery to Uffington Shop from the White Horse Medical Practice in Faringdon will recommence on Monday 6 July. Shrivenham's ELm Tree Surgery will continue to deliver to the shop as usual. Some residents may not wish to do this themselves, so if you do pick up a package on behalf of someone else, you are able to sign on the patient’s behalf when you collect it from the Shop. Please sign at that point with a legible signature. The name and address of the patient will be on the packet.

3 July 2020



Many of you will have people in the Shielding programme in your areas. The government has updated its guidance for people who are shielding, taking into account that coronavirus COVID-19 infection rates have decreased significantly over the last few weeks. There are a series of steps for further relaxing shielding guidance, which will come into effect on 6 July and 1 August, and will be kept under regular review.
This guidance remains advisory, and is for people including children who are clinically extremely vulnerable. It’s also for their family, friends and carers. It can be accessed here:
COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable
People who are shielding remain vulnerable and should continue to take precautions but may now choose to leave their home, as long as they are able to maintain strict social distancing. If you choose to spend time outdoors, you may do so with members of your own household. If you live alone, you can spend time outdoors with one person from another household. Ideally, this should be the same person each time. If you do go out, you should take extra care to minimise contact with others by keeping 2 metres apart.


12 April 2020


Latest Volunteer Information


Below are the policy and risk assessment associated with working as a volunteer for Uffington Parish Council. This includes those working and living in Woolstone and Baulking. To be included in this cover your name must be on the Support Group Volunteer List in the Downloads section below.

COVOD-19 Support Group Information
Summary of UBW Support Group operation
23 March 2019
Coronavirus support group information Ma[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [103.7 KB]
COVID-19 Contact Cards (x2)
Print out these cards to complete and return to your local volunteer group to receive assistance
Corona Virus contact card.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [97.6 KB]
Volunteer Policy and Procedures
Policy describing steps to be taken by volunteers in order to be covered by Parish Council Insurance (to be read in conjunction with the Coronavirus Risk Policy)
April 2020
Volunteer Policy and Procedures April 20[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [108.4 KB]
Risk Assessment for Coronavirus pandemic
April 2020
Coronavirus risk assessment for pandemic[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [232.5 KB]
UBW Plan April 2020
Coronavirus UBW Plan April 2020 final.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [137.7 KB]

6 April 2020


Latest Volunteer Group lists


These will no longer be distributed by email and are now available for download below. Please note that these lists are now in pdf form and password protected in order to comply with Data Protection legislation. Passwords to each document have been distributed separately to those who need them.


Please notify any changes or additions to Simon Jenkins or Mike Oldnall. 

5 April 2020


Data Protection - widening of data sharing


The current crisis has caused the Government and Information Commissioner to re-assess the data protection rules in order to allow those helping to share information to support efforts in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) - even if some of this data would normally have been too sensitive for wider sharing. This relaxation of the rules will give us access to additional data which can assist us in monitoring the local situation and helping to deliver the best support we can.


We have not yet received any information from OCC or the Vale but are hoping they will provide additional information on those most vulnerable so that we can ensure we have oversight of them and know we have not missed anyone.


In the meantime we have tightened up our data protection measures by password protecting certain data and, whilst recognising that volunteers may use a variety of electronic devices to access information, would ask that all volunteers follow best practise possible and do  not share information except to those that need it to carry out their volunteer roles.


Support Group Information

This data is password protected. Passwords will be issued separately to those who need access. Please do not share passwords with those not in the Support Group and/or Committee with anyone who is not a volunteer and whose name is not on the list.

Support Group Volunteer Street Allocations
You will need the password to open this file
Please destroy any previous copies (including spreadsheet version)
Coronavirus - volunteers allocation-3Ap[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [272.8 KB]
Support Group At Risk List
This file is for Support Group Committee Members only
You will need the password to open this file
Please destroy any previous copies (including spreadsheet version)
UBW At Risk List - 6Apr20.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [169.5 KB]

Information Documents

Vale Guidance to volunteers
A very good summary of guidance for volunteers
VOWHDC Volunteering guide - 9 April.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [387.6 KB]
Contact Card
Can be printed out by volunteers who then add their contact details and handed out to those possibly needing assistance
Corona Virus contact card.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [97.6 KB]
OCC Guidance to volunteers
Guidance for Volunteers_.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [108.5 KB]
OCC Practical Infection Control Guidance
Practical infection control guidance.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [924.4 KB]
ICO Data Security Guidance
Practical guidance on basic data security. All volunteers should follow this as far as possible.Particular care should be taken to look after lists of people and these should not be passed to non-volunteers and should be destroyed when no longer needed (eg when out of date).
Adobe Acrobat document [85.7 KB]

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23 June 2022

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