Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, you will be aware that there are many elderly in the community who are isolated and restricted in their movements. Many of them rely on other older volunteers or friends who themselves are restricted in this time of crisis.
After discussion with local member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson and the Rotary board of Tamworth Sunrise, there is an opportunity to assist in the community for those who have a bit more time on their hands.
The process will involve going to Kevin Anderson’s office in Fitzroy Street, during business hours Mon-Friday, only 2 people at a time or 6 on a Saturday morning from 10 am -2 pm, to go through the electoral roll and contact elderly people to see how they are placed and if they require assistance.
The reason it needs to be done at the electoral office is that there are restrictions around taking information on the electoral roll out of the office.
Volunteers would be briefed on the words to use and there will be very good social distancing. It is in a necessary work-space so no problems there and there will be excellent hand sanitiser availability.
Those Rotarians who are happy to assist can let Paul Hagley know and he will liaise with the office staff to organise a roster.