Covid-19 restrictions leading to many concerns for elderly

Large numbers of elderly people from across the north west have been contacting emergency support lines since the introduction of the cocooning measures which came into effect to prevent the spread of Covid-19.


Organisations such as ALONE that supports older people received several thousand calls from throughout the Country including many from people living in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.


ALONE has welcomed the introduction of support phone lines for those that are most in need which are being coordinated by the local authorities.


Sean Moynan is the CEO of ALONE, he says that older people have genuine concerns at present.