The coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic will impact people in deeply asymmetric ways. While many people have access to healthcare, robust immune systems and the ability to pay for, transport and store stockpiles of groceries, many others are not as lucky. How can those better able to cope help those more vulnerable?
Share only information you know is true
Misinformation and fake news is as rife around coronavirus as it was during any of our latest elections. This time, fake news could kill people. Only share what you KNOW to be true - sourced, substantiated, verified.
Check the sources of your information
Before you share any information, check it comes from a reputable source.Explore
Help your community
There are people with needs within your immediate circle - the elderly, key workers with children, those at higher risk. Reach out to support them.
Community help in the UK
Across the UK, hundreds of Mutual Aid groups have popped up to help those in need.Explore
Community help in the US
Across the US, hundreds of Mutual Aid groups have popped up to help those in need.Explore
Community help in Canada
Across Canada, hundreds of community groups have popped up to help those in need.Explore
Community help in Australia
Across Australia, hundreds of community groups have popped up to help those in need.Explore
Donate food or money to a foodbank
The pressure on jobs and the economy will put many people below the bread line. You can donate food or money to foodbanks to help the vulnerable.
Donating food and money in the UK
There are over 2,000 foodbanks in the UK, most operated by the Trussell Trust. Here is how to donate.Explore
Donating food and money in the US
Find the best places to donate food and/or money in the US.Explore
Donating food and money in Canada
Find the best places to donate food and/or money in Canada.Explore
Donating food and money in Australia
Find the best places to donate food and/or money in Australia.Explore
Hospitals still need blood, and donations have dropped off since Coronavirus hit. There are no confirmed cases of any form of coronavirus being passed on through blood or platelet donation.
Donating blood in the UK
Find out the best way to donate blood in the UK.Explore
Donating blood in Canada
Find out the best way to donate blood in Canada.Explore
Donating blood in the US
Find out the best way to donate blood in the US.Explore
Donating blood in Australia
Find out the best way to donate blood in Australia.Explore
Look after yourself
Charity begins at home: make sure you have your own bases covered before going out to help others.
Look after your physical health
While becoming at one with the couch might offer some instant gratification, in the long-term looking after your mental health is extremely important.Explore
Look after your mental health
Living mostly in self-isolation can severely damage your mental health. Ensure you're looking after yourself not only physically, but mentally.Explore
This page was last edited on Thursday, 2 Apr 2020 at 15:16 UTC