Virus infection rate - particularly high in 60+ age group
Watford & Three Rivers Trust are part of a bigger network across Hertfordshire, connecting you to help and support where you need it.
HertsHelp wish to remind our community members to get in touch with them directly if you need support by calling 0300 123 4044 or contacting through one of the following ways:
More specifically, as we see the over 60s residents infection levels rise across Watford, Mayor Peter Taylor wrote his message of support:
We are now into the second period of national Covid-19 restrictions. We are working hard in Watford to keep the infection rate as low as possible. The council is engaging with residents who have the virus, advising on how to self-isolate and working with them to find out where they have been and who they have met so they can be notified and access any help to support them isolate. Even with this, the number of people with Covid-19 is higher than we would like and we know Watford General Hospital is dealing with a growing number of cases, putting pressure on their staff and capacity.
We are currently seeing a rise in Watford amongst our over 60s residents, which we know is worrying because the virus can be particularly serious in this age group. One important way to keep safe is to take extra care when supermarket shopping as we have had some indications that people are catching the virus this way. If you can organise a home delivery or, if not, try to reduce the number of trips to the shops you take.
If you, or someone you live with or know, is finding it difficult to manage at the moment there is local support available through our ‘Watford Helps’ scheme. To contact Watford Helps call the Herts helpline 0300 123 4044 or visit www.watford.gov.uk/watfordhelps who can then link you with local volunteers.
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