At this difficult time its really important to stay in touch with family and friends to make sure they are not facing challenges alone.

Perhaps spend some time today to consider those connections in your phone book who might be staying at home alone and relying on a phone call for their next conversation.

Even if its only a few minutes in-between activities to keep the kids entertained, or a short half hour after dinner to chat about your day – a chat to a loved one could make a huge difference to their wellbeing over the coming weeks.

If your particularly worried about a friend or family member who is isolated on their own at the moment please consider visiting Nottinghamshire’s Community and Volunteer Hub to see what sort of help is available.

If you know of someone who is need of help in the village please refer them to the volunteer group every household has had the leaflet with the numbers on.