What started yesterday as a Twitter trend: #selfisolationhelp is now a website.
Building on Helen O'Rahilly's work on twitter, Johnathan Randall has developed a website to link self-isolation volunteers.
The #SelfIsolationHelp hashtag is excellent but it's a bit hard to find helpers near you.— Johnathan Randall (@MrJRan) March 14, 2020
I've created this map where you can mark yourself as available to help.
If you think it's useful, please share/RT - it only works if people use it.https://t.co/GK1CoUHHkb
The website shows people where assistance is available and highlights towns and counties missing volunteers.
All over Ireland people are offering #SelfIsolationHelp... add yourself here ➡ https://t.co/GK1CoUHHkb— Johnathan Randall (@MrJRan) March 14, 2020
Let me know if you have any technical issues. I only wrote it this morning so there could be some. I have fixed one issue where it was asking for your location. pic.twitter.com/nBDfqhRQVw
The public's great work has continued as different community organisations lend a hand.
Members of Glenville GAA club are volunteering to help those in need.
Important notice from the club.— Glenville GAA Club (@GlenvilleGAA) March 14, 2020
Anyone who needs help or knows someone who needs help, please do not hesitate to contact the people below or DM this account. #COVIDー19 #SelfIsolationHelp pic.twitter.com/pU5Y6WISRw
A Skerries volunteer group are helping people with their shopping.
Irish Examiner journalist Anna O'Donoghue has urged people to support creative artists with disrupted work.
Over on Instagram I’ve been sharing the accounts of some Irish creatives I love. Hopefully people will begin to do the same.@Aoife_Dooley @thisispopbaby @juliejaycomedy #HelpingIrishCreatives #Selfisolationhelp #CoronavirusSolidarity pic.twitter.com/nEaChg3HmG— Anna O'Donoghue (@AnnaVDesigns) March 13, 2020
Offers of childcare support are rolling in.
Not really on Twitter but as my service is closed if any healthcare professionals working on the front line and need a hand with childcare give me a shout, I can give you a dig out if you need it. Dublin— andreaotoole (@iblamethem) March 12, 2020
While communities as widespread as Aranmore are doing their part.
Times are challenging but community support is essential to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The coronavirus outbreak has brought out some worrying trends including disinformation on social media and panic-buying in supermarkets across the country.
At the same time though, there has been a surge in people chipping in to help each other out.
One common offer is to do people's groceries for them, especially for the elderly.
I live in Dublin 18 and work in the city centre, and am able to drop off groceries or any other bits to anyone in these areas if needed. I promise my hand washing routine is v good #selfisolationhelp— 🦇🎃Creepy Crawley 🎃🦇 (@fionafrawl) March 13, 2020
Just heard a good news #selfisolationhelp story. Woman unable to get out has just had groceries delivered to doorstep by a Dublin volunteer. Thanks to both! Keep Retweeting. This is *working*— Helen O'Rahilly 🇮🇪🏳️🌈🇪🇺 (@HelenORahilly) March 13, 2020
Others are offering conversation (over the phone) to those who are feeling lonely in quarantine.
I’d be available to do shopping for people in the D6W area if that helped on Saturday / Sunday. Also would be available to just chat to people on phone if that was of any use whatsoever to anyone feeling lonely. #Selfisolationhelp Not sure how trust issues work #avoidscammers— neo🇮🇪🇪🇺 (@YewtreeGirl) March 11, 2020
Many businesses are struggling, but are still doing their part to assist members of the public to carry on with their lives as normal.
The Townhouse O D’s in Schull Co Cork, for example, has offered delivery to elderly customers.
We're happy to deliver food to any eldery in Schull/ Mizen Peninsula- we won't see anyone stuck!— The Townhouse O D’s (@TheTownhouseODs) March 13, 2020
Opening a takeaway tonight to allow people to still get food but not eat out
Head Chef is currently writing up some simple recipes that parents can make with their kids at home! 🙌
The Village Butcher in Ranelagh Co Dublin started assisted order pick-ups this week, by meeting customers outside at their cars so they do not need to enter the shop.
Have no idea how things will progress but did this today for a customer who is immune suppressed and trying to minimize risk of exposure - email us your order, pay via PayPal and we will prepare for you. You can park outside and we can pop it into the boot of your car.— The Village Butcher Ranelagh (@ranelaghbutcher) March 11, 2020
Hotel Doolin in Co Clare have offered free meals to the elderly and will deliver to their door.