The simplest thing everyone can do right now is to look out for their neighbours and offer help with shopping and other errands, if people cannot get out of the house. And it’s not just about neighbours who are self-isolating, stretched medical staff might also appreciate an offer of help.
Remember it’s a marathon not a sprint – we’re not at the peak and the time we need most people will likely be in a few weeks’ time. So for now the best thing to do is just check in on neighbours.
Staying safe when supporting others
Let family and friends know what you are doing
Support family, friends and neighbours by phone or video call
Stay at least 2 metres – about 3 steps – away from people you are helping.
Offer to run errands for people but staying outside of people’s homes
Keep washing your hands often for 20 seconds
If you join a local group supporting others, be mindful about what data you share