Cork County Council has launched a dedicated community helpline as cases of covid 19 are on the rise.
The phone line 1800 805 819 aims to assist at risk members of the public in non medical and non emergency situations.
The helpline’s primary focus is on ensuring vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and fuels.
Members of the public can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or
text: 085 8709010
The Covid 19 support programme will be operation from tomorrow Monday 30 March for the duration of the pandemic.
Lines will be open from 8:00am to 8:00pm.
The confidential service includes over a dozen groups and organisations that include:
An Garda Siochana, the HSE South, Avondhu Blackwater Partnership, SECAD Partnership, West Cork Development Partnership, Comhar na nOileán Teo, Udaras na Gaeltachta, Ballyhoura Development, IRD Duhallow, An Post, our Civil Defence, Tusla, IFA, Local Link, Cork County Council Public Participation Network and Age Friendly Alliance, Older Peoples Council, the GAA, Irish Rural Link, and Cork Volunteer Centre.
County Mayor Ian Doyle said ” a targeted, co-ordinated approach” was necessary to ensure the great work carried out independently by community organisations reaches those who most need it, when they need it, and that potential for duplication is eliminated.
The latest figures show there are a 200 new cases of Covid19 tonight with a further 10 deaths.