A call centre to provide essential information and support to the most vulnerable people in Orkney is available.
The NHS has notified all those most at risk – and for whom the new service is aimed at - by letter.
A team of staff and volunteers, from various agencies throughout the county – including Orkney Islands Council, Orkney Health and Care, NHS Orkney and the Third Sector – are based at the Pickaquoy Centre in Kirkwall and available to provide vital assistance to those most in need.
The Orkney Coronavirus Community Support Hub isn’t open to the public but is staffed to answer telephone calls on 0800 111 4000 (Option 8) or online via MyOrkney by using the button below, Monday to Friday, from 9am-5pm. A dedicated email address is also available at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many local shops are now taking telephone orders and delivering goods to people’s homes. There are also local groups set up to support people having difficulty getting shopping, or picking up prescriptions, who will be able to help.