Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club has teamed up with the local council and NHS trust to produce a ‘care pack’ for people who have been shielding during the coronavirus pandemic.
The packs, which includes a reusable face covering and advice on how to adapt when the period of shielding is paused on 1 August, will be sent to nearly 6,000 clinically extremely vulnerable people over the coming days.
The washable and reusable face covering features the words ‘Project Relight’, an acknowledgment of the city’s campaign to recognise how the people of Wolverhampton have played their part in the fight against coronavirus.
Also included in the pack is information on preventing the spread of COVID-19 and how to stay safe when out and about, useful advice that will assist those shielding to regain some normality to their lives over the coming months.
There is also a treat for football fans, with a special message from Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo offering words of hope and encouragement.
‘The last few months have been an incredibly difficult time for everyone, especially for the clinically vulnerable who have been shielding safely in their homes,’ said Wolves captain Conor Coady.
‘Getting used to our new way of life can be an anxious time, and we hope the care package will help with that process for some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.
‘As a squad, we are just happy to be able to offer our support to those people that have given us their support and backing over the years. Together, we are stronger, and we will get through this.’
The leader of Wolverhampton City Council, Cllr Ian Brookfield, said: ‘We’ve said from the very start of this pandemic that we would do everything in our powers to support the people of Wolverhampton throughout this national emergency.
‘The past few months have been extremely challenging for us all, but particularly so for our most vulnerable residents.
‘We know the end of shielding will be a really daunting time for many and we want to let them know that we will continue to be there for them and that they can still call us when they need assistance.
‘As part of this continuing support, we’re really pleased to have worked with the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Wolves to develop special care packs which will be sent out to 6,000 of our most vulnerable residents in the coming days. We hope they will prove really useful and help us all overcome the challenges ahead together.’
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