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One a day Live

'We won't see anyone stuck' by Covid-19: New website coordinates self-isolation helpers

What started yesterday as a Twitter trend: #selfisolationhelp is now a website.

Building on Helen O'Rahilly's work on twitter, Johnathan Randall has developed a website to link self-isolation volunteers.

The website shows people where assistance is available and highlights towns and counties missing volunteers.

The public's great work has continued as different community organisations lend a hand.

Members of Glenville GAA club are volunteering to help those in need.

A Skerries volunteer group are helping people with their shopping.

Irish Examiner journalist Anna O'Donoghue has urged people to support creative artists with disrupted work.

Offers of childcare support are rolling in.

While communities as widespread as Aranmore are doing their part.

Times are challenging but community support is essential to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Yesterday: 'We won't see anyone stuck' by Covid-19-Neighbours and businesses reach out to help

Kindness has been a common theme this week. File picture.

The coronavirus outbreak has brought out some worrying trends including disinformation on social media and panic-buying in supermarkets across the country.

At the same time though, there has been a surge in people chipping in to help each other out.

One common offer is to do people's groceries for them, especially for the elderly.

Others are offering conversation (over the phone) to those who are feeling lonely in quarantine.

Many businesses are struggling, but are still doing their part to assist members of the public to carry on with their lives as normal.

The Townhouse O D’s in Schull Co Cork, for example, has offered delivery to elderly customers.

The Village Butcher in Ranelagh Co Dublin started assisted order pick-ups this week, by meeting customers outside at their cars so they do not need to enter the shop.

Hotel Doolin in Co Clare have offered free meals to the elderly and will deliver to their door.