COVID-19 - Safe Freegling

Freegle is particularly useful right now, as some people will be particularly in need. So do please post OFFERs and also keep an eye on WANTEDs in case you can help out. But we do not want to encourage unnecessary travel and we'd like everyone to stay safe - please READ and FOLLOW these updated COVID-19 guidelines for freegling.

Keep it LOCAL

Avoid special or extra journeys for freegling - see Government advice in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. You must comply with restrictions on travel and use of public transport.

You must post only to your nearest community, and please do not reply to posts further away.

PROTECT each other

If you have recently had COVID-19, please don't use Freegle for at least 10 days after you are free of symptoms.

Make sure anything you offer is clean.

  • Wash fabric things.
  • Wipe down hard surfaces with hot soapy water.

Assume anything you collect isn't clean (better safe than sorry). Clean it yourself, and if possible leave it for a few days before touching it.

Wear a face covering unless medically exempt, and sanitise your hands afterwards.


Observe SOCIAL-DISTANCING and make CONTACT-LESS arrangements for collections. Do not enter anyone else's home or let them enter yours. This might mean holding off listing bulky items that need a few people to move!


As much as we'd like everyone to benefit from freegling, if you are COVID-vulnerable please do not freegle and exchange goods (though you're welcome to ask for help with supplies via our ChitChat section).

And finally...

As always be kind, polite and don't waste anyone's time!

Stay safe everyone!

Small donations to help us help more people would be super-helpful right now - thank you!


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