Helping Neighbours

Dr Hilary Jones joined the campaign with this important message.

Right now, we need to stay at home and we have to find new ways to connect with each other, especially with people who are self-isolating.

If you’re well and not at risk, why not pop a note through your neighbour's door offering support? Even a phone call could make all the difference.

Let your neighbours know you’re there for them.

Britain, Get Talking

Tips on helping your neighbours safely:

  • You must be in good health and have no symptoms of coronavirus. You should not help if you or someone in your household is unwell
  • Keep your hands clean, washing them frequently and thoroughly
  • If you have offered to pick up shopping for a neighbour, try to do so when you pick up your own essential items
  • Leave any bags or items on the doorstep and step 2 metres back, making sure your neighbour safely receives them
  • Do not enter a neighbour's house or travel with them in a car
  • Do not accept a bank or credit card; accept only small amounts of cash
  • Do not pressure anyone into accepting help
  • Stay in touch over the phone. Checking in regularly or just saying hello can make a difference

For further information on how to keep safe when helping out visit www.ageuk.org.uk/safe.

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