Coronavirus: Ilford North MP Wes Streeting sets up database for volunteers during Covid-19 outbreak
PUBLISHED: 10:00 18 March 2020
Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has launched a database where people can offer to volunteer to help those in need during the coronavirus outbreak.
Mr Streeting, who has represented the constituency since 2015, has set up a page on his website where willing volunteers can register for work “if it becomes necessary during the Covid-19 crisis”.
Ensuring elderly people have sufficient supplies is an example of the voluntary work suggested by the Labour MP.
On his website, Mr Streeting writes: “I know there is deep concern across our community about the spread of Covid-19, but that there are also many people asking how they can help.
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“This is not a time to panic, but a time to prepare.
“I am gathering a database of people who may want to be in a position to help with voluntary work that may become necessary.”
The latest figures released by Public Health England show there are 1,950 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK, with 71 deaths.
To register to the database, visit www.wesstreeting.org/covid-19/.