- Date 4:21 PM Thursday 16 April 2020
- Type COVID-19
The Council’s Civil Defence and Emergency Management Welfare Team is supporting the regional response to COVID-19.
The team has been working hard over the last few weeks for those in the community who need extra help with emergency accommodation or basic supplies.
The Welfare Team is available to help people who don’t have anyone else to assist with shopping and are unable to shop themselves.
For example those who are:
- In self isolation and can’t get to the shops
- Unable to access online shopping
- Don’t have anyone they can ask for help
There’s no cost to the individual and while the team can’t get everything that people may want, they will do their best to provide what is needed.
Over the last three weeks the team
has helped a number of people to find
accommodation and has worked with the
Police to relocate non-resident campers
to suitable self-contained accommodation
and motels. The number of campers in the
region has reduced significantly
Places have also been found for some of
our homeless. These efforts are both for
their own health protection and also the
health of the wider public
If you have symptoms that could be
related to COVID-19 please call the
dedicated Healthline on
0800 358 5453.