Whatsapp and Facebook groups set up as communities pull together in Covid-19 outbreak – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Whatsapp and Facebook groups set up as communities pull together in Covid-19 outbreak




Street level” messenger groups are being created across Ireland communities come together to forge new relationships to help each other through the Coronavirus self-isolation crisis.

Messenger apps such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are being used to connect families and communities who are worried about how to survive self-isolation and loneliness. Young and old are uniting to help those without and those needing help and support at their time of need.

One reader told The Liberal:
“Someone in our estate set up a group and there’s about 15 people subscribed”, “We’re mainly looking out for the elderly and those who can’t get out”.

People are advised to set up their own group if they’re not already involved in one and to share this information with their friends.

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