Coronavirus: How can you help?

Helping a neighbour

Over the coming weeks and months, many people will be self-isolating, and not everyone has a support network of family and friends to help them out. 

That's why Becky Wass from Cornwall has come up with the idea of shareable cards to allow people to offer their help to neighbours. 

The cards have already gone viral on social media, and you can download a printable page using the 'attachments' section at the bottom of this page, or click here. Just print them off, fill them in, and post them through neighbours' doors.

Thank you!

Viral Kindness

Don't stockpile! 

In recent days, none of us will have escaped the headlines describing shops with empty shelves and people stockpiling everything from toilet rolls to pasta.

There is enough for everyone, and the Government is working closely with the supermarkets to keep the nation fed. But they need everybody's help to do this. 

The letter below - signed by all the major supermarkets - asks us to stop stockpiling. This is important advice. If you stockpile, it can mean there isn't anything left for others, who can often be the most vulnerable in society. 

Don't stockpile

For more information on supermarkets, click here.

Ventilator Production

The Prime Minister is calling for a national effort in ventilator production to help fight coronavirus. 

The government is looking for businesses who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the UK as part of our response to COVID-19.

As well as manufacturers, we are looking for businesses with the following skills:

  • design/specification
  • rapid prototyping
  • contract/product assembly
  • certification/regulation/testing
  • logistics
  • medical training

If you think your business can help, please register your details here, or email me on Sarah.atherton.mp@parliament.uk 

Volunteer

Many people are keen to offer their help to vulnerable people at this difficult time. I have received countless emails and messages from people wanting to volunteer, and this shows just what an incredible community Wrexham is. 

Below is a list of organisations in Wrexham who are in need of volunteers:

AVOW: https://avow.org/en/news/volunteering-to-support-service-providers/

BCUHB: Following the success of the NHS Volunteer Responder Scheme and the overwhelming requests to volunteer from the public, BCUHB have created a system for people to volunteer for the NHS locally. To register, email: BCUHB.PublicVolunteers@Wales.nhs.uk 

Volunteering Wales: https://volunteering-wales.net/vk/volunteers/index-covid.htm

COVID-19 Temporary Register: https://www.nmc.org.uk/news/coronavirus/temporary-registration/

- if you originally registered on the NMC Website, please re-register on the COVID Hub Wales: covidhubwales.co.uk

Welsh Blood: Welsh Blood are still looking for donors - https://www.welsh-blood.org.uk/

Wales Council for Voluntary Action: Information for anyone wishing to volunteer during the COVID-19 crisis - www.wcva.cymru 

PPE Wrexham: An appeal has been launched in Wrexham to create PPE for Health Workers. They are looking for residents who have 3D printing experience or equipment to help. 

Welsh Government: 

- What I can do to help? https://gov.wales/safe-help/what-can-i-do-help

- How can I volunteer? https://gov.wales/safe-help/volunteering

If you require my help or assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me on: sarah.atherton.mp@parliament.uk or 020 7219 4885 | 01978 291742

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Strength of our community

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our lives in ways that we have not seen for generations. We find ourselves unable to do the simple things that brought us joy only a few weeks ago, such as visiting our loved ones, going shopping or sitting in the beer garden with friends on a sunny day.