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#DudleyStaysHome during coronavirus

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Dudley Council is launching its #DudleyStaysHome campaign, to encourage Dudley borough residents to stay home, save lives and protect the NHS during the coronavirus crisis.

The local authority’s cabinet member for children’s services has launched the campaign, which aims to share tips for keeping busy at home during the crisis, by sharing pictures of her family creating Easter gifts.

Councillor Ruth Buttery hopes Easter crafts, which were made by her daughter for neighbours and friends who are currently in isolation, will inspire others to share their own tips on keeping busy during social distancing and isolation.

Anyone who lives or works in the borough can share their activities and ideas on social media using #DudleyStaysHome

Anything from tips for helping children with home learning, videos of storybook readings, virtual exercise classes and handy website links to online resources, games and snap shots of fun and funny moments in the home is welcomed.

Teachers, social workers, frontline workers and anyone else who works in the borough are also invited to join in and share as part of the uplifting campaign.

It is hoped the pictures and content will be particularly helpful to families and individuals who may be feeling isolated during the pandemic.

Councillor Ruth Buttery, cabinet member for children’s services, said:

It is important to remind people to stay at home to save lives and protect our NHS and connecting together online is a way that we can help one another through this unprecedented time.
We know it can be a challenge to keep children and young people active, entertained and engaged and that is why we are asking parents, grandparents and carers to share all the wonderful things they are getting up to at home using #DudleyStaysHome - it’s your chance to get creative and come up with inventive ideas for all to enjoy!
We are working with partners to do all we can to fight this virus and I want to thank all frontline and essential workers, including teachers and carers, who are helping to keep our children safe and well.

People can access information about the latest advice, council services and available support throughout the coronavirus outbreak at www.dudley.gov.uk/coronavirus

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