EastEnders star Louisa Lytton signs up to be an NHS volunteer during coronavirus pandemic – The Sun

EASTENDERS star Louisa Lytton has joined the likes of Lorraine Kelly and half a million Brits by signing up as an NHS volunteer.

As the coronavirus continues to spread across the UK, the NHS is calling for volunteers aged over 18 to help combat the disease and volunteer in the fight against coronavirus.

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Taking to Instagram, Louisa revealed on Thursday that she had finished her work out in the sunshine and that her relaxing spot in the front garden would be where she will making her calls to those need an ear.

"Work out done. Comfies on," she wrote, "back to the car park I go. This will be my spot for the calls I'll be making as an NHS volunteer."

Those who volunteer must show no signs of symptoms of the coronavirus, which includes fever and a dry persistent cough; they also must be able to pass an enhanced DBS check.

Volunteers are being asked to sign up online.

ITV star Lorraine also revealed on Thursday that she had signed up, sharing: "You know me I am not very practical but having said that I can talk a lot as you know.

"It would be a good thing, if anyone is feeling low or just wants someone to talk to or more important, just someone to listen, I can do that.

"We can all be at the end of the phone."

The 60-year-old added: "I know there is negativity but I really believe the vast, overwhelming majority of people are decent good people who just want to help."

What can I volunteer for?

According to the NHS, volunteers can contribute in four different roles.
They can help by becoming community response volunteers, which includes delivering medicines from pharmacies for people who are self isolating.
Patient transport volunteers will help the NHS by transporting patients who have been declared fit and discharged back home from hospital.
Transport volunteers role will include transporting health equipment and medical supplies between NHS sites.
Chat and check in volunteers will help the elderly and and vulnerable people by providing support calls to help the risk of loneliness.

When available, volunteers can switch on an "on duty" button via the GoodSAM app.

So far over 400,000 have signed up to volunteer.

Health secretary Matt Hancock said: "In these extraordinary times, it's essential that we all pull together as part of the national effort to protect the most vulnerable, reduce pressures on our NHS and care system and save lives."

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