People are doing some lovely things to support health workers on the Covid-19 frontline
We salute them.
While the majority of the population hunkers down for a month of self-isolation, Ireland’s brave healthcare and emergency service workers are leaving their homes and families to battle the Covid-19 outbreak head-on.
Their extreme selflessness has not gone unnoticed.
A Facebook page has been set up in an effort to link childcare professionals with frontline staff in need of emergency childcare. The page, Covid 19 Childcare for Frontline Staff, is a place to offer or find support, with members in every county.
Meanwhile, a thoughtful Cork taxi driver got in touch with the @CorkSafetyAlerts Twitter account to offer free service to any member of the emergency services or medical staff working to combat coronavirus. He says it’s his ‘small step towards humanity.’ Reach out to them for details.
Supermac’s has announced it will be feeding emergency services staff for free in all of their restaurants, which is sure to be a welcome treat between shifts for ambulance crews, firefighters, Gardaí and other workers.
Here’s our statement regarding our commitment to the fantastic people on the frontline… pic.twitter.com/76Nbkm8twp
— Supermac’s (@SupermacsIRE) March 15, 2020
Feed the Heroes, a new organisation set up to send food to people fighting Covid-19 in the Irish Health Service, has raised over €36,000 to ensure everyone is well-fed.
Want to get involved? You can donate or register your restaurant, cafe or takeaway to provide a few meals to local hospitals here.
Inundated with kindness from people across the food industry. Meals of all sorts going to hospitals across the country. We’re all just blown away, more importantly the heroes are really feeling the ❤💚🤍🧡#feedtheheroes @feedtheheroes1 Signup for orders: https://t.co/w132Ee2nIp
— Cian O Flaherty (@cianflah) March 16, 2020
Members of the public have been placing a candle in their window each night as part of a social media move to #lighttheway for health workers on their way to work.
I would ask you all to #lighttheway for our frontline staff with a candle in your window each night 🕯 Something small that we can do to show our support & appreciation 🙌🏻 #StayAtHome #StayHome #StaySafe #StopTheSpread #thankyou @williamhboney1 @Johnbyrne1972 💖🙌🏻💖 #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/MQNxg0juxp
— Helena O’Brien (@helenaobrien086) March 15, 2020