This protocol gives guidance on additional measures on [[Protest safer protocol|safer protesting]] during the COVID-19 pandemic.
At present mass gatherings of any form will pose an increased risk of catching and spreading COVID-19, regardless of what measures are taken.
Please note '''this protocol has been developed in the context of UK protests'''. Some of the advice may vary depending on police tactics in other jurisdictions. At time of writing there is not widespread use of [[Riot control agent protocol|tear gas]], rubber bullets or LRADs in the UK and so these have not been addressed in this protocol.
* '''[[Hand hygiene protocol|Wash your hands]]''' imediately after handling any contaminated clothes or your bag.
* You should '''wash thoroughly, including your hair''' as soon a possible, once you return from the protest.
==If you are part of a welfare/first aid team==