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Keeping In Contact

It’s so important to keep connected with family, friends and the local community at this time. If you find it hard to connect with someone reach out for support. Here are some numbers and sites which can help you to get more connected.

How do you find out what’s going on in your locality?

  • The Westmeath Covid-19 Community Response Forum has a dedicated 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. The Covid-19 Helpline hours are now extended and will operate from 9am to 5pm – 7 days a week.

It is very important that social contact is maintained with people who are isolated in their homes at this time, even if it's a friendly phone call. Even if you are not a formal volunteer, checking in via call or text with a vulnerable person in your locality can make a huge difference.

There are also a range of initiatives that people can avail of during this time: