The simple way to help the most vulnerable as coronavirus cases rise

Communities across Wales and the rest of the UK have come together to help the most vulnerable during the coronavirus outbreak.

Older people and those with underlying health conditions are considered to be most vulnerable to the virus.

People are being urged to send postcards to their elderly and vulnerable neighbours to offer help while they self isolate. A card printing company in Cardiff has made special cards for people to share with those who are self isolating.

Toni Hall, owner of Banter Cards, said the cards will be provided for free.

We just wanted to do anything we could do to help. It's scary to think there are people stuck in their houses with no one to help, or have no family. I'm not worrying about the business, just going with the advice, whatever happens happens. I want to keep our staff safe and be in . position to make sure they are still paid.

Toni Hall, Banter Cards
Toni Hall, owner of Banter Cards, said the cards will be free. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

The postcards which read ''Do more to help each other'', have spaces to fill in details about what you can do to help, such as pick up shopping, collect prescriptions, and post mail.

It's not the only act of kindness in the community since the outbreak. People across Wales have been volunteering to help those self-isolating in their communities.

Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Hundreds of people in the Rhondda have volunteered to help, with more than 2,500 people joining the dedicated Facebook page.

Volunteers living in Grangetown are also offering to help those self-isolating by picking up food supplies and prescriptions, posting mail, or just having a chat on the phone.

Elsewhere, Covid Mutual Aid UKwas set up for volunteers to help the most at need with tasks. The online resource helps connect people to their nearest groups, volunteers and those in need.

Volunteers living in Grangetown are offering to run errands for those self-isolating.

The total number of confirmed cases is now 149as of Wednesday morning. Since the outbreak, two people have died.

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