THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ARMENIAN COMMUNITY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Concern for the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is increasing by the day. It is imperative that our community prepares itself for this pandemic on one hand and embarks on a programme of caring for the elderly and the vulnerable. Particularly those who may be living on their own, single parents and those who may be caring for others with limited resources.
The coronavirus pandemic sweeping through the UK and the World
will hit the elderly and the vulnerable in society hardest.
Under the circumstances, the Armenian Community Council UK, the Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church in the UK and Ireland, CAIA, ARS, AGBU, Armenian Medical Association of GB, ACYO and AYF together with a team of volunteers announces the formation of the Armenian Community Emergency Management Committee (ACEMC).
This multidisciplinary committee operates under the guidance of members of the Armenian Medical Association of GB and will be monitoring the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic and provide real and regular information updates to the community. The primary role of ACEMC is to monitor and respond to emergency calls received from members of the British Armenian Community.
If you know of any elderly person who may be in need of assistance and may be unable to contact us directly, please do not hesitate to call us.
Through these, we will attempt to provide a prompt, coordinated and effective support, when necessary.
The capacity, scope and performance of ACEMC depends on the volunteers who would be prepared to commit some of their time and energy and will be ready to respond to the calls raised by the ACEMC coordinators.
We kindly invite the able-bodied individuals in each local community, who are ready to assist us in this critical task, to contact us.
It is important for the Armenian community to stay aware of the latest developments & advice from the government and healthcare professionals.
Please follow the guidelines issued by PHE (Public Health England) and stay Safe.
- Wash your hands properly with soap and warm water for 20 seconds or more.
- Use tissues (or the corner of your elbow) to catch coughs and sneezes, bin and wash your hands.
- Drink water regularly – a little every 15 minutes.
- Take vitamin C and eat Healthy food to boost your immune system.
- If unwell with appropriate symptoms, self- isolate for at least 7 days and call 111 if your condition deteriorates.