EIGHTY years ago people went to war for their country.

Now is the time to fight another battle but this time the best thing to do to help is to stay at home as much as possible.

But there will be opportunities for people to help their neighbours and the most vulnerable in the community.

A volunteer force is being mobilised to support what the Government is doing.

There is a dedicated telephone helpline that is 01584 817250. When people call they will be asked to press 0 to continue. People who want to volunteer should also call this number.

Doctors are up to their eyes in vital work and the plea is only to call the NHS is necessary.