Thousands of citizens have been in self-isolation or quarantine since the state of emergency was announced in Latvia. Self-isolation is especially important for elderly people, and those with chronic illnesses, for whom even going grocery shopping can be dangerous. Also, those who have returned from overseas and are required by law to spend 14 days in self-isolation might find themselves in a critical situation, especially if they lack essential support from friends or relatives.
In order to help these people and protect other citizens from possible infection with Covid-19, #paliecmājās has a volunteer network offering delivery of a variety of goods – food, medicine and other essential supplies – plus dog walking and offering emotional support.
#paliecmājās especially encourages those who do not use digital technologies and are in Covid-19 high risk groups to ask for help by calling: 25661991 and is inviting neighbors, care-givers and social workers to encourage people in need to call and ask for help.
In order to provide as much help as possible, #paliecmājās is also calling for volunteers willing to help with delivery of food and other goods, as well as other types of help to apply through their website www.paliec-majas.lv.
Everyone, no matter where they are located, who does not have Covid-19, who hasn’t been in contact with a Covid-19 patient and has not returned from abroad in the past 14 days can apply to become a volunteer.