Look out for a helpful letter we’re sending to every household in the Stroud District

Published: Wednesday, 18 November, 2020

We’re writing again to every household in the Stroud District to help everyone stay safe during the current lockdown period and beyond.

The second ‘Yellow Letter’ from Stroud District Council will be landing on doormats of all 53,000 homes this week with details of how to protect yourself and others, financial assistance, health advice, and help for those who are self-isolating.

“We are in a second period of lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic and a printed letter is the best way to ensure no-one is missed out, because not everyone is connected to the Internet,“ said the four political group leaders of Stroud District Council, Doina Cornell (Council Leader, Labour), Martin Whiteside (Green), Ken Tucker (Liberal Democrat) and Stephen Davies (Conservative), in a joint statement.

“As with the last letter we sent in May, it is printed on yellow paper, so people who have impaired vision can read it more easily – this is recommended by Age Concern.

“The letter is a helpful guide to residents of the support available to them through the great work of local community Covid-19 response groups who can help if you have to self-isolate. It also complements the letter being sent nationally to every Clinically Extremely Vulnerable resident, and a letter being sent from Gloucestershire County Council to just under 25,000 CEV people in the county, approximately 5,000 of whom live in Stroud District.”

The yellow letter is landing on doormats this week, to coincide with the national and county CEV letters.

During the second national lockdown it is important to remember to observe the national restrictions to limit the transmission of the virus, and protect yourself and your families, communities, and protect demand on the National Health Service.

“We know this is a very tough time and we are here for everyone,” added the group leaders. “Overwhelmingly people have followed the lockdown rules well, and this letter is a useful reference point for supporting people to self-isolate, or if they need any other help due to the pandemic.”

For all Stroud District Council updates, help and advice on Coronavirus visit our social media channels and www.stroud.gov.uk/coronavirus

Contacting the council:

Many of the answers you need are available at www.stroud.gov.uk/coronavirus - there are more than 30 ways to report issues, pay for services and apply for council services.

Email: customer.services@stroud.gov.uk

Website: www.stroud.gov.uk/coronavirus

Telephone: 01453 766 321

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