Having to isolate doesn’t mean you are on your own!


Having to isolate doesn’t mean you are on your own!

by Malcolm Hindle (April 2021)

SEFTON residents 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 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.” 

People can also find 10 tips on how to self-isolate on Sefton Council’s website at www.sefton. gov.uk/self-isolate.

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