How the Kenilworth community are uniting to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic

Community groups have come together as part of a joint approach
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The community of Kenilworth is rallying together to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kenilworth Town Council said this week that there is a coordinated community response to the potential problems for residents staying at home over several weeks.

A group called ‘Covid-19 support Kenilworth’ has been set up by volunteers on Facebook and is working with the town council, Warwickshire County Council, Kenilworth Police team,

The community of Kenilworth is rallying together to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.The community of Kenilworth is rallying together to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
The community of Kenilworth is rallying together to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kenilworth Lions Club, Kenilworth Round Table, Church of England and other community groups and local businesses to provide support to residents who need help while they stay at home to avoid infection or while they recover from the effects of coronavirus.

Darren Rees, of the Kenilworth group, said: "We are helping Kenilworth's elderly and vulnerable group.

"We're trying to put the word out that anyone vulnerable can approach us and we will do what we can to source them some supplies, take them to collect prescriptions and carry out welfare checks if they're isolated."

The Government advises these groups to stay at home:

- aged 70 or older

- under 70 with an underlying health condition

- those who are pregnant

- those with high temperatures and/or dry cough

The local community can help you:

- with shopping

- with doctor’s prescriptions

- with organising essential services

- by giving reassurance

A spokesperson for the town council said: "If you need help, ring 01926 919340, email [email protected] or make contact through Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/918643545308465.

"You will be asked about the help you need and for your name and address. The details will be given to a security-checked ‘street champion’ who will make contact showing photographic ID.

"These details will also be delivered as a leaflet to each household in Kenilworth."