Due to the current restrictions on movement, as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Telford & Wrekin Council are providing carers with a Carers Priority Pass to show police if they are stopped while out on essential visits.
The Carers Priority Pass will be issued to informal carers in case they are questioned by officers.
Our Carers play a vital role in supporting people. Paid carers have their company identification to show officers that they are supporting a person with care and support needs, we recognised our carers needed the same.
The pass, which identifies the carrier is carrying out an essential visit, will be sent out to all registered carers with the Carers Centre.
If a carer is not registered but would need to carry out an essential visit to someone they care for they can request a pass from Family Connect by telephone on 01952 385385 (when prompted select option 3).
Councillor Andy Burford, cabinet member for health and social care, said: “The cards have been issued so that carers carrying out essential work can show them to police if necessary.
“Carers must continue to follow government advice regarding the measures you need to take to keep you and your family safe at this time. They should only be used while on essential visits”.
Last updated: 27/03/2020 16:47