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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

County backs "support each other" campaign

Denbighshire County Council is supporting a campaign to help people who are staying at home because of coronavirus.

The Welsh Government’s Looking Out for Each Other campaign focuses on how to help each other during the pandemic and provides practical guidance about how to stay mentally and physically active as well as how to perform everyday tasks safely to minimise the risk of contracting coronavirus.

Cllr Bobby Feeley, the Council’s Lead Member for Well-being and Independence, said: “This is a very difficult time for all our residents but the most important message is for people to stay home and minimise contact with others. This helps slow the spread of the virus and helps protect our NHS, social care and emergency service staff as well as key workers continuing to provide services to us all.

“This advice is especially important to vulnerable members of society such as the over 70s and those with underlying medical conditions. Our message to them is please do not take any risks.

“The Welsh Government has published guidance on how we can support those in our communities who need extra care, but the message is clear this should be done safely by keeping your distance from others and minimising the number of trips out of your home.”

Examples of support that can be provided for vulnerable members of society include:

* Help with food shopping. You can do this in person and leave groceries on the doorstep, or help those who aren’t familiar with shopping online.

* Keep in touch. Staying at home for a long time can be a lonely experience. Just saying hello and regularly checking in over the phone or online is important.

* Run errands. Some people will need help collecting medication. Others may need support ordering so they don’t run out.

* Share trusted sources of information. It’s easy to become worried by online information, some of which may be deliberately designed to mislead people. 

* Help your community by sharing trusted information from Welsh Government, Public Health Wales, Denbighshire County Council and North Wales Police.

+ For more information on how to safely look out for each other visit

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