Chief Medical Officer discusses over 70s & 80s staying at home in wake of coronavirus
Published on 06 March 2020 12:00 AM
Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK, said: "The coronavirus outbreak is obviously a huge worry and looks likely to be challenging for our older population. That's why it is more important than ever to be vigilant and look out for older friends, neighbours and relatives to make sure they're okay. If someone has been advised to self- isolate or is just worried about going out there are still plenty of things you can do to help like picking up some shopping or help by running some errands.
"If it's safe to do so you can pop in but you can also stay in touch over the phone, online or by post. If you or they have any concerns about their health or need more information about coronavirus call NHS111 or visit the NHS website."