Posted on: 10 March 2020
Councillor Andrew Leadbetter, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for adult social care and health, said:
“We’re aware that older adults and people with underlying health conditions and their carers may be concerned about Coronavirus and how it might affect them.
“We’d like to reassure you that together with our public health and NHS colleagues, we are working closely with national agencies to respond to the developing situation.
“We’re also working with independent and voluntary sector care providers to ensure as little disruption to their services as possible.
“Please continue to follow national guidance about steps that we can all take to minimise the spread of Coronavirus, including regular and thorough hand washing to prevent avoidable cross-contamination, and to use disposable tissues when coughing or sneezing to help ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it‘.
“In the meantime, if you have elderly relatives or friends who you think may be concerned, please remember to give them a call to check they’re OK.”