LEADER, March 27 2020

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Stay safe

Amid all the doom and gloom surrounding coronavirus, the selfless response from the people of Kintyre continues to show us the good in the world.

Many people are putting their own health at risk to volunteer so that vulnerable people are not only receiving the food and supplies that they need but also some comfort, even if it is via a telephone call.

When Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that everyone must remain at home apart from essential workers most people questioned whether their role would be deemed as essential.

The truth is that everyone’s job feels essential to them, even if the government doesn’t deem it so at the moment. So this must be a strange and frightening time for those being made redundant or being placed on furlough.

As I write this from my home-office, feeling a bit lost and a tiny bit more stressed than usual, I realise that I am lucky to be able to retain my job and help deliver vital information and advice to help keep the people of Kintyre healthy.