WHILST some lockdown restrictions are easing, Thurrock Coronavirus Community Action (TCCA) continues to offer help and support to vulnerable residents in the borough.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, said: “Whilst we recognise that some lockdown restrictions are starting to lift, there are still residents who are being contacted by the NHS in regards to shielding. I urge those who have recently received a text or letter from the NHS to say they are in the shielding category, to please sign up for support as soon as possible if they need it.
“On Sunday 31 May, it was announced that residents that are shielding are now allowed to venture outside once per day with members of their household or one person from another household, as long as social distancing is followed. The revised shielding guidelines do not change the support that is currently available. I would like to remind everyone that the priority of TCCA remains to provide support and help at this time, whether this is to access food, medicines or social contact.”
Any resident who requires additional help and support due to self-isolation, worsening mental or physical health issues or due to not having friends, family or local support in place at this time, can call the TCCA helpline 01375 511 002 or complete the online enquiry form.
Cllr Gledhill added: “Since Wednesday 1 April, the TCCA helpline has supported well over 3,000 residents. Thank you so much to everyone across Thurrock who is volunteering to support our communities throughout this challenging time. This week, Monday 1 to Sunday 7 June, is national Volunteers Week, on behalf of the TCCA, volunteers who have supported the community during this time will have received a letter and pin badge from Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Terry Piccolo – your support, time and effort is greatly appreciated.”
For more information on TCCA please visit www.thurrock.gov.uk/coronavirus-action