City of York Council is encouraging residents and visitors to subscribe to receive e-newsletter updates about the city’s response to the outbreak of coronavirus.
The new e-newsletter service will provide information on the latest national guidance and local updates, direct links to useful resources, and signpost available support on offer in the city.
Within the last two weeks, City of York Council has already created a £1 million local emergency fund to support local businesses, a £1.25 million fund to help residents in financial hardship and recruited 3,000 volunteers to help those most in need across the city.
Residents can choose to sign up for three different email preferences to receive information on business support, advice for schools and families, updates on community services and more. With the current situation continuously evolving, it is incredibly important that residents, communities and visitors can access reliable and accurate information easily.
These e-newsletters will give people the information they need direct to their inbox. Those who subscribe over the weekend will get the first of these e-newsletter updates early next week.
To subscribe to direct email updates from City of York Council, visit: https://www.york.gov.uk/form/EmailUpdates
Cllr Keith Aspden, Leader of the Council, said:
“Over the last two weeks, the Council has already gone to considerable lengths to establish a new volunteering scheme, a new point of contact for those in need of assistance and two local emergency funds, totalling over £2 million to support our local businesses and residents.”
“With all this work on-going in the city, it is incredibly important we make sure that residents, businesses and visitors are aware of the latest information in regards to the outbreak of Coronavirus, and more importantly, what help is out there to support people through this difficult time.”
“This is a fast moving situation and our new e-newsletter service is a great way to keep informed with the latest support and guidance. I would encourage everyone to sign up for these useful updates so that they are aware of the updates most relevant to them.”