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Thousands shield others from Covid-19 in Norfolk

Thousands shield others from Covid-19 in Norfolk

Published by KLFM
7:55am 11th May 2020.

Nearly 24,000 people have been shielding someone vulnerable from coronavirus in Norfolk during lockdown.

That's according to the County Council, who says 4,293 of those were in King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

They're reminding them support is there if they need it.
To date, in addition to the Government allocation of emergency 'Boris boxes' and deliveries being made by local hubs,1,442 emergency food boxes have been delivered to shielding residents and 613 to vulnerable residents by the Norfolk Resilience Forum's operations across the county. 

Thanks to the collective work of the Forum, a wider offer of assistance is also available, with support officers on hand to assist vulnerable residents throughout communities with advice and access to services.  This has included welfare phone calls to assess the need for food boxes, medical deliveries, supermarket deliveries and finding out whether residents need follow-up befriending phone calls.

Stephen Evans, spokesperson for the Norfolk Resilience Forum said:

"We have made contact with all residents that are shielding, offering information on how to gain extra support if they need it. If we have missed anyone, please make yourself known to us.

"We urge any residents that should be shielding to remain at home. If any of these residents are in need of an emergency food box or any other supplies, they should call Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020."