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In our post earlier in the week we featured a bar/restaurant in Spain called An Sibin who were offering to get food supplies to elderly or vulnerable people. We said in that article that we would publicise any companies that we heard about who were taking steps to do something positive.
We all club together in times of need and this is just part of our make up. We do see the odd people barging elderly people out of their way in shops just so they can get their own items but these people are in the minority. We have seen Supermarkets opening their doors for the elderly and before other shoppers can start their own shopping. This started with Iceland and is now being seen in other supermarkets all around the country. This is a great idea for a couple of reasons. The early start will mean that shelves are stocked overnight and that elderly people will be able to get the items they want to buy rather than making the effort to shop only to be faced with empty shelves. Hopefully this will stop the older people from mixing and try to keep the virus at bay.
We have heard about a shop called Day Today Express in Stenhousemuir, Scotland making up special Coronavirus bags for the elderly containing soap, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes. The owners said that each bag cost them about £2 to make up and they had given away more than 500. Anyone over the age of 65 was welcome to claim the bags and for those unable to get to the shop then there are provisions made for it to be delivered.
Coffee shops and other food outlets are now offering discounts to emergency workers and people working at the front line. This is the time we all need to pull together and help each other. Don’t forget it could just be to pick the telephone up and call someone who may not be able to get out. Keeping some contact with the outside world is going to be so important to many people.
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