COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Voluntary, Community Faith and Social Enterprises Due to rapidly rising COVID-19 case numbers, The Government are introducing further restrictions to try and control the spread of the virus. We are asked to stay home, where possible, and reduce day-to-day contact with people outside of our households.From Thursday 5 November until at least Wednesday 2 December, we need to: stay at home as much as possible work from home if we can limit contact with other people keep our distance if we go out (2 metres apart where possible) wash our hands regularly not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms. This document is intended to support Voluntary, Community and Faith organisations and Social Enterprises in Birmingham to understand what is permissible currently under National Lockdown COVID 19 restrictions. Voluntary sector activity in the city is still allowed, and we can continue to support those in need in the city. In most cases, you need to follow the government guidance for that activity. Some activities do not clearly fall into a set of guidelines. In such circumstances, an appropriate gauge for the type of activity you are delivering is how would your activity be viewed by a 'reasonable person' and how does this look against the requirements. The rule of thumb here should be that if in all aspects the activity resembles a prohibited activity, it should be considered as such. This may mean you need to adapt your activity to design out the aspects that are now not permitted or that you need to suspend your activity until the regulations change. Download our guidance below: National Lockdown Guidance and FAQs for VCFSE in Birmingham.