More than 3,000 people across Liverpool have signed up to become volunteers to offer support during the coronavirus pandemic.

The hotline, which was set up 13 days ago by Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, has since been temporarily suspended as Liverpool City Council say they have been inundated with pledges of help.

Those who have registered will now be contacted by email for further details, such as what skill sets they have.

Roles will vary from delivering essential food supplies to making phone calls to residents in isolation.

Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: “The kindness and generosity of the people of Liverpool never ceases to amaze me.

"God willing, we won’t have to use 3,000 people but we need to be prepared.

“This is a whole city effort - not just the council - and as this crisis unfolds the friendships and community spirit we have seen will help us through.

“Thank you to all these volunteers who will, without a doubt, make a real, positive difference to the lives of others.”

If you don't have a network of family and friends and require help from your council, please see here.