A county-wide community support helpline has been set up to help people who find themselves socially isolated during the Covid-19 public health emergency. 

The freephone number 1800-92-88-94 is focused primarily on ensuring that vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and fuels. All calls are confidential.

The Galway County Council services are part of a national promise made by Local Government Minister Eoghan Murphy to deliver essential services to vulnerable members of the community through local authorities. 

Help includes providing support to anyone who finds themselves socially isolated because of the Covid-19 measures; the collection and delivery of food and meals, essential household items, fuel, and medication; and help with other health and medical needs, including transport to community testing centres, clinical assessment hubs, GP and hospital appointments. 

The confidential phoneline service has been set up by the new COVID-19 Galway Council Community Response Forum, which includes over a dozen agencies, organisations and key service providers from across the county, including Forum Connemara.The freephone number is 1800-92-88-94. Lines Open Monday to Sunday 9.00am to 6.00pm or Email: covidsupport@galwaycoco.ie