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How we’re keeping you safe

This page has information for volunteers about our ongoing COVID-19 health and safety measures.

Our determination to beat cancer hasn’t faltered and we are more focused than ever on our ambition of seeing 3 in 4 people survive their cancer by 2034.

Volunteers are at the heart of our progress. Thank you for helping us get back to business.

We are incredibly grateful to you, our volunteers, for your unwavering support, dedication and flexibility. We warmly welcome volunteers to join (or re-join) us whenever you feel comfortable to do so.

We would encourage you to help us to protect others, so if you have symptoms or you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 please do not attend your volunteering activity. If you have recently been to a Cancer Research UK shop, please let your shop manager know as soon as possible.

Please check your nations’ government website for the latest COVID-19 guidance on testing, isolating, safety measures and vaccinations.

For more detailed information on how we're keeping you safe, please read on. 

How we’re keeping you safe in our shops 

To help protect our staff, volunteers and supporters, we will be encouraging everyone to continue wearing face coverings in-store if they can and to be respectful of everyone’s space while shopping. We will also continue to provide hand sanitiser stations in our stores and cough guards at our till points.

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    How we’re keeping you safe at our events

    As always at our events the health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers is our top priority.

    We will continue to monitor the situation closely and keep you updated with our planning, much of which will focus on how we deliver a safe event in the context of all necessary COVID-19 guidelines and precautions.

    It may be that events continue to look a little different this year but we're working proactively with our venues and suppliers to deliver a great experience on site.

    What you can do to keep safe: 

    All of the above information will be reviewed in line with government guidelines (link is external) and will be subject to change. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and keep you updated with our planning, much of which will focus on how we deliver a safe event volunteering experience in the context of all necessary COVID-19 guidelines and precautions.

    Information updated 28 March 2022

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