Emergency food parcels hit the road
An army of county council staff and volunteers have been working tirelessly to pack essential food and household items into boxes ready to deliver to people’s doors.
The emergency parcels will help those who have to stay at home because of Coronavirus and have no friends, family or neighbours who can help them to get essential supplies.
We are aiming to deliver 20,000 parcels across Staffordshire over the next few weeks.
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Communities answer call for help
|In just two weeks, over 530 Staffordshire residents have put themselves forward to care for people in their homes as we join forces to help those who need us.
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered.
Training is now well under way for our newest recruits, but it’s not too late to put yourself forward.
County leaders: Please stay at home this Easter and avoid travelling to the countryside
Local authority leaders, fire and police chiefs across Staffordshire are appealing for people to stay at home this Easter and avoid travelling to the countryside.
The renewed appeal comes from leaders from Staffordshire County Council, Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and reinforces the call for the public to avoid travelling to popular locations such as heathland and country parks.
Leaders are keen to reinforce that people do not travel to areas including Cannock Chase, the Roaches, Downs Banks and other beauty spots and popular areas to avoid congregating in groups.
Beware of Coronavirus scams
People across Staffordshire are being reminded to watch out for scams relating to Coronavirus, as criminals try to exploit the crisis.
The latest warning from our Trading Standards and Information Governance Teams comes after security experts have reported a rise in scams linked to the outbreak.
Scammers have been posing as leading health authorities such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and sending emails with links claiming to contain important updates. But, when clicked on, these can lead to devices being infected with malware. Scammers are also creating websites with names similar to these kinds of organisations’ in order to con people into believing they are genuine.
Anyone receiving an email that seems suspicious in any way, should never click on links or attachments and never respond to unsolicited messages that ask for their personal or financial details