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Coronavirus hotline opens for Bristol's vulnerable residents

Bristol city centre

A new telephone hotline is now available to help Bristol's most vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

We are Bristol's dedicated support number went live today (31/03), earmarked to assist those who are isolated and worried.

Initially, trained call handlers will be available 8:30-17:00, Monday to Friday - supporting people needing food supplies, medication and other essential items.

They can also help arrange follow-up support with local organisations.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: "The coronavirus pandemic means many of us are worried, anxious and need help.

"Here in Bristol we have volunteers who are waiting to help you – when you most need it. We hope to move the hotline to a seven day operation soon.

“Anyone concerned about feeling isolated ... could benefit from the phone line. Even if you simply need someone to walk your dog or a person to talk to once a week.

"After all, a problem shared is a problem halved."

People feeling distressed from COVID-19 in the area can call We are Bristol on: 0117 352 3011.

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