Clontarf Cocoon Initiative Launched by Clontarf Residents' Association
Clontarf Residents’ Association are organising an initiative called ClontarfCocoon in response to the current crisis. It is simply a way of connecting with all of our residents and offering help where it is needed.
We will be delivering a letter (view here) explaining the initiative to every home in Clontarf over the next few days. If you are in a position to help with responding to requests for help please get in touch with us by emailing ClontarfCocoon@gmail.com and providing us with your name, mobile and your road.
We know that many of you have already been in touch with neighbours on your own road and it is great to see such community spirit. The Clontarf GAA and Rugby Clubs are also offering their services in this regard and we have been in touch with them about their initiatives. The aim of our leaflet drop is to ensure that everyone, especially those who are not on social media, is aware that there is help out there.
We have been in contact with the local pharmacies and they are happy to have people collect prescriptions for their friends and neighbours. However, they have asked that people collecting prescriptions bring an authorisation note with them. This can be a simple handwritten note from the patient or we have a printable version of such a note that can be downloaded here.
A Health Information Form can be downloaded here. This form is for use by anyone, but especially older people or anyone with a medical condition. It is extremely useful to front line medical staff if someone is admitted to hospital as it will contain information on all medications, previous illnesses, allergies etc. Please understand that this form should be completed and kept at home to be used only if needed.
We have been in touch with the Gardaí in Clontarf so that they are aware of what we are doing. The Gardaí are here to help and support us in any way they can and should you need to, you can contact them on (01) 6664800.
Remember. the advice from the Government and the HSE is that we stay at home wherever possible. This initiative aims to make that possible for our valued older people and those with an underlying medical condition - don’t hesitate to ask for help.
Finally, for up to date factual information and advice on Coronavirus visit https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/ or call 1850 24 1850.
Stay safe and well. We are all in this together.
Clontarf Residents’ Association