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Bluedress3 Fri 10-Apr-20 16:43:05

I’ve signed up to be a volunteer and going to start the training next week. Wonder if I will be given a letter or something so I don’t get stopped when I’m out and about shopping and going to pharmacies? Anybody have any experience?

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CherryBakebadly Fri 10-Apr-20 18:06:16

A letter isn’t going to prevent you from being stopped in the first place!

You shouldn’t need one anyway though, you can just say what your reason is.

Corneysjazzband Fri 10-Apr-20 18:09:52

I've signed up to a scheme. We had to send a photo. They put these on an ID. We've been advised to save these to our phones in case we are stopped. Havent actually had my log on details yet so I cant do anything so far. Mine is a county wide scheme.

Bluedress3 Fri 10-Apr-20 18:17:24

Thank you. Just would feel safer with proof but if they issue an ID I’ll be fine.

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lljkk Fri 10-Apr-20 18:44:12

Cinnamon trust sent us a letter which I can show on phone if asked.
Or I can show my profile on the GoodSAMApp if I volunteer for them.
So ime, they give you something.

RoseAndRose Fri 10-Apr-20 18:45:21

You'll have some sort of email instruction for your task, so flash that

SallyLovesCheese Fri 10-Apr-20 18:46:35

I'm volunteering for a local community help group and we have a letter that's been agreed by the police that we can show if we get stopped.

NotSuchASmugMarriedNow1 Fri 10-Apr-20 18:46:42

It'll probably be an app or a barcode that you download on your phone

HalfDutchGirl Fri 10-Apr-20 18:50:16

The local group I am working with have allocated ID cards which are numbered and all local supermarkets and stores have been given the details and they also have an agreement whereby we can enter without queuing at specific times of day when we are shopping for vulnerable people.


Bluedress3 Fri 10-Apr-20 20:19:22

@HalfDutchGirl that’s great. Was hoping I would be able to queue jump to save time as I would be supporting two families.

Thanks everyone.

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