Local MP encourages residents to sign-up for Coronavirus Local Volunteer Network

MP Alan Mak has encouraged residents to sign-up to join his Local Volunteer Network to support isolated and vulnerable members of the community during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Contact details of the volunteers who sign-up will passed onto the relevant authorities or groups when appropriate.

The type of things volunteers will be able to do include picking-up shopping, posting mail, making a friendly phone call or providing urgent supplies.

Alan said: “During this difficult time it is absolutely vital our community comes together to support each other. That’s why I have launched a new Coronavirus Local Volunteer Network that enables local residents to look out for isolated and vulnerable neighbours. I will be passing on all the information provided to local groups and organisations offering support on the ground.

“While as a country we fight this dangerous disease, I urge everyone to continue to follow Government and NHS advice that will be updated daily.”

Alan has set-up a dedicated section of his website that will be keeping up-to-date with all of the latest information and advice I receive in relation to the outbreak of Coronavirus.

All the information is from trusted sources and includes advice from central and local Government; the NHS including Public Health England (PHE); and other public bodies and relevant organisations.

Visit www.alanmak.org.uk/Covid19 for more information and to sign-up for the Local Volunteer Network.

If you, or someone you know, feels unwell with possible COVID-19 symptoms use the online NHS 111 service https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or call NHS 111 if you need to speak to someone.

Current NHS advice is that if you have symptoms stay at home for 7 days. If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms.