Coronavirus Update 03.04.20
Volunteer carers step forward
Last Friday, we called on Staffordshire’s people to help care for our elderly and vulnerable residents in their homes during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Over 350 people have answered that call. A huge thank you to each and everyone one of you.
Almost 100 of our new volunteers will receive their training next week.
It’s not too late to put yourself forward and make a real difference to someone’s life.
New support fund launches
Community and voluntary groups from across Staffordshire are being invited to apply for funding to help support their local communities through the Coronavirus crisis and beyond.
Our new COVID-19 Support Fund will provide grants to community groups to help them do their bit and support the voluntary sector to thrive now and after the crisis.
Coronavirus Kindness in Kings Bromley
Last weekend volunteers in Kings Bromley helped 35 of their vulnerable neighbours by delivering food and medicine.
Thank you to Alison who is co-ordinating the volunteers from her living room and to everyone who is volunteering. You are amazing!
There are lots of ways to show Coronavirus Kindness – find out what you can do to safely help friends, family or neighbours who need to stay at home.
Don’t forget to tell us about the Coronavirus Kindness happening in your community. You can tag us in your posts on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #CoronavirusKindness or tell us by email.
Enjoy the outdoors safely
Warmer weather is forecast for this weekend and we know this is the time of year when you start to enjoy outdoor spaces more.
Please continue to follow Government social distancing guidance and do not put yourself or others at risk.
If using local footpaths and bridleways when taking your daily exercise please:
- Use the path network alone or only with other members of your household
- Do not gather in groups or undertake group activities
- Stay two metres away from other people including landowners
- Where possible wear gloves when opening or closing gates
- Wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds after your exercise
For everyone’s safety, please avoid unnecessary travel and exercise as close to home as possible.
Other local information
Whether you’re looking for help or want to offer your help, there is lots of information on the county council’s Coronavirus webpages.