Liberal Democrats

Latest version: Friday 11 June 2021

On this page you will find the latest campaigning advice for Liberal Democrat members and volunteers. It is being updated regularly in light of changing circumstances.

The British Safety Council has worked with the Liberal Democrats to help us develop a Covid-19 risk assessment and control measures necessary to manage the risk of possible transmission. It is the responsibility of the local party to review these protocols and consider any additional exceptional circumstances that may apply in your area.

Please remember - apart from paid staff, all party activity is voluntary. Volunteers should feel under no obligation to participate in any party activity. This should be respected by anyone organising such activity, and all members should feel able to remove themselves immediately from any environment in which they feel unsafe.

In a few parts of the UK specific localised restrictions are in place. If this is the case in your area please, check any local guidance that differs from UK, Scottish or Welsh Governments’ general guidance.

All linked protocols may at some point be superseded by government guidance which will always take precedence. Please remember guidance may vary between England, Scotland and Wales.

Delivery of leaflets by members and volunteers

Applicability: UK

Volunteer delivery is permitted and has been risk-assessed. Volunteer delivery should be organised in line with the agreed party protocols, which can be found here on the Campaign Hub (Sign up here for access to the Hub).

Canvassing voters door-to-door

Applicability: UK

Doorstep canvassing is permitted and has been risk-assessed. Doorstep canvassing should be organised in line with the agreed party protocols, which can be found here on the Campaign Hub (Sign up here for access to the Hub).

Paid delivery, online advertising, telephone voter contact

Applicability: UK

These activities are permitted. Please be mindful of election expense limits during regulated periods.

Party Meetings

Applicability: UK

In-person Party Meetings are permitted where no other practical alternative exists, and have been risk-assessed. These should be organised in line with the agreed party protocols, which can be found here on the Campaign Hub (Sign up here for access to the Hub).

An online video conferencing tool like Zoom is free for small-scale use.

For advice on online meetings and the opportunity to share best practice, please go to the Lib Dem Digital Campaigning Forum on Facebook.

Indoor volunteer activity such as clerical work

Applicability: UK

Indoor volunteer activity is permitted where no other practical alternative exists, and have been risk-assessed. Indoor volunteer activity should be organised in line with the agreed party protocols, which can be found here on the Campaign Hub (Sign up here for access to the Hub).

Campaign Resources

Applicability: UK

Print and online campaign resources are available on the Campaign Hub (Sign up here for access to the Hub). Email [email protected] for help and advice.

Always follow official Government and NHS advice

Please follow official NHS and Government advice at all times in relation to any party activity you may consider undertaking. Different regulations are now in place in England, Scotland and Wales. Please respect the rules in your nation. Relevant medical advice is as follows:

  • Advice for England can be found here.
  • Advice for Scotland can be found here.
  • Advice for Wales can be found here.

Where to go for further advice

Remember to check the official advice for your nation, as guidance is different in England, Scotland and Wales and is subject to regular change.

England

Members in England with queries about party activity should email [email protected] or [email protected]

Scotland

Members in Scotland with queries about party activity should email [email protected] or [email protected].

Wales

Members in Wales with queries about party activity should email [email protected] or [email protected].


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