With increases in the number of COVID 19 Positive tests recently seen across the country we’re taking steps to think through how we can get messages out to residents across Birmingham. We are now urgently looking to identify volunteers who can be transported from a central control base to spike areas around the city and work in teams to provide targeted outreach.

This Drop and Collect operation will include door to door citizen engagement to drop off and collect testing kits, monitoring the uptake and providing leaflets containing advice on how to reduce further escalation of the virus. This approach has proven effective in Leicester and we have taken those lessons learnt to structure a robust and safe operating model.

We now urgently need to identify a pool of volunteers who we can call upon to cover an operating model 9am – 7:30pm Monday to Friday and 9:30 -4:30 at weekends. The days will be broken into 3 shifts, 2 over the weekend, and volunteers will work in teams of 2-3, assigned relevant PPE, given a script and supplies, briefed and debriefed each shift and allocated a driver and minibus to transport groups of 6 to and from identified postcodes. Our initial aim is to cover 180 postcodes a day with 60 volunteers on each shift but this may need to be quickly scaled up so we need your help now!

We are looking to deploy immediately so if you’re interested please register using this form here

Any issue with the link or for more information then please contact [email protected]