New campaign reminds people isolating in Sefton they are not alone
From Good Friday, people across Sefton are being reminded that having to isolate, due to COVID-19, doesn’t mean they are ‘isolated’.
Sefton Council has developed a campaign on the theme of Isolating, not isolated. Posters and social media messages will encourage people to contact the Council on 0345 140 0845 or visit www.sefton.gov.uk/self-isolate to find out about the support available.
Help can include financial support, priority delivery slots for grocery shopping or access to local foodbanks. Support with mental health as people deal with loneliness and boredom, and support with caring responsibilities can also be available.
*Tanya Wilcock, Sefton Council’s Head of Communities said: “Self-isolation is when we are legally required not to leave our home because we have or might have coronavirus. It is important in helping to stop us spreading the virus to others.
“Anyone who is struggling with having to self-isolate should contact the Council to find out about the range of support we and our partners in the voluntary sector can provide.
“They just need to call our support service on 0345 140 0845 and choose option 3 when they get through. This will make sure they can speak to a member of the team as quickly as possible.”
Subjects covered include planning your food and shopping deliveries, financial support, medical contacts and advice and first aid kit and pharmacy deliveries. There are also tips on caring for others, looking after your physical and mental wellbeing, stopping the spread of the virus at home, cleaning plans for if someone tests positive and arrangements for pet care.
*Tanya Wilcock was Head of Communities at time article was published, but has since left Sefton Council