How we're responding to COVID-19

St John Ambulance has unveiled a series of measures to support the NHS and the public as the nation battles the coronavirus outbreak.

The deployment of volunteers to hospital emergency departments has been piloted, and the charity’s ambulances and highly trained crews are being put at the health service’s disposal.

Volunteers will also be working shoulder to shoulder with the NHS and armed forces at the new Nightingale Hospital in London.

Further activity will be ramped up as the Government enables people to take time off work and volunteer on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19.

St John is also working on fast tracking more people with existing first aid qualifications and clinical skills into the organisation, with more details to be announced shortly.

To find out more, read our latest press statement.

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Take a look at the full guidance on how to wash your hands from the NHS:


How to properly wash your hands

Take a look at the full guidance on how to wash your hands from the NHS:

  1. Wet your hands with water
  2. Apply enough soap to cover your hands
  3. Rub your hands together
  4. Use one hand to rub the back of the other hand and clean in between the fingers. Then do the same with the other hand
  5. Rub your hands together and clean in between your fingers
  6. Rub the back of your fingers against your palms.
  7. Rub your thumb using your other hand. Do the same with the other thumb.
  8. Rub the tips of your fingers on the palm of your other hand. Do the same with other hand.
  9. Rinse your hands with water
  10. Dry your hands completely with a disposable towel
  11. Use the disposable towel to turn off the tap.

Where can I find more advice on coronavirus?

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St John Ambulance volunteers head for Nightingale Hospital to join the fight against COVID-19

COVID-19 Activity

We are following Government guidance on the coronavirus outbreak, and as a result there have been changes to the way we work.