Volunteer caretakers require training and health insurance

Responding to the call of the Ministry of Welfare, the Civic Alliance - Latvia invited the associations and foundations to informed about participation opportunities in the situation where due to Covid-19 outbreak the support of volunteers will be required at the long-term care and social rehabilitation facilities (for example, nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers).

Both the responses to the survey and the associations and foundations involved in providing support in the spring when the pandemic reached Latvia indicated the necessity of health insurance for the volunteers, as well as volunteer training and guidelines on how to provide proper assistance, thus, reducing the risk of the volunteers themselves becoming ill or becoming a carrier of the virus.