Co Co sets up Covid response coordination initiative and helpline

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A Covid-19 Community Response Forum has been established at Tipperary County Council to enable the coordination of the delivery of much-needed services to vulnerable citizens across the county.

It involves the establishment of a dedicated community support helpline to assist at-risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice during the current public health emergency.

Many agencies and community groups who are already involved in helping the most at-risk or isolated in our communities have been contacted by the council in an effort to provide what the local authority terms ‘a targeted, integrated and coordinated approach to the delivery of these services’.

The service is available on 0761 06 5000 and is open from 8am to 8pm seven days a week.
Email: covid19@tipperarycoco.ie.

Any groups who are currently, or are planning on volunteering during the crisis are asked to register with the Tipperary Volunteer Centre at response@volunteertipperary.ie .

Individuals interested in volunteering can also speak to their local community group or sports club.

For updated and factual Public Health information and advice on the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, please visit hse.ie/coronavirus or call 1850 24 1850