Socially distanced WWOOFing – some guidelines

Jun 2, 2020

With the COVID-19 virus likely to be with us for some time here are some guidelines on ‘socially distanced WWOOFing’. These are based on UK government advice and are designed for WWOOFers volunteering with hosts for one day at a time (day WWOOFing or local WWOOFing).

These guidelines are provided for advice only. It’s up to hosts (and WWOOFers) to decide arrangements that both are comfortable with and which should also be in accord with government regulations and advice.

  • people who are not from the same household or living accommodation should keep two metres apart wherever possible

  • sharing tools should be avoided. If this isn’t practical consider sanitizing/washing equipment before reuse

  • gloves should normally be worn. WWOOFers should be asked to provide and retain their own gloves

  • face masks are an option especially for any work in covered areas such as barns or polytunnels

  • WWOOFers should either bring their own food and drink (if staying for a day only) or be asked to prepare their own. Cups, plates, cutlery etc. should not be shared

  • WWOOFers should not normally, especially if staying for a day only, enter the host’s house

  • WWOOFers staying with a host, in separate accommodation, should be asked and must specifically agree to, strictly follow government regulations and advice on social distancing etc. when not on the property.

You will find the the UK government’s main Coronavirus (Covid-19) advice and guidance support here.

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