SELFLESS people across Ayrshire have vowed to help the fight against coronavirus, as it continues to spread.

In Ayr a new group has started to create a community support structure, in a bid to help people impacted by the virus.

A dedicated SNP councillor has set up ‘Looking out for each other’ with the view to support those who are in self-isolation by providing them with a point of contact even if it’s a ‘friendly voice’ over the phone.

And they have already appealed for kind-hearted residents to get in touch to help support the most vulnerable.

Safety is an essential factor so they will ensure there is no face to face contact with people who may have COVID-19.

Councillor Siobhan Brown said: “We currently face unprecedented times where we do not know what is ahead of us. We are learning from other countries and self-isolation is a realistic possibility for many of us in coming weeks. Many of our elderly and vulnerable who are not on social media may need support during this time.”

“We are looking for community champions to take responsibility of their area – this could be your street, block or several blocks and be a point of contact for people to ring if they need assistance in these uncertain times.”

It comes as a farm shop teamed up with an Ayr bakery to help deliver essential food shopping to those who need it, or cannot leave the house as they self-isolate.

Mossgeil Farm, which supplies milk to more than 1,000 people across Ayrshire, have vowed to tackle the ongoing crisis with a team of drivers ready to respond.

The Mauchline site, have changed their website over the weekend to allow orders to flood in, after they realised it was possible to get supplies out to homes within a 10-mile radius.

And thanks to Bhaile Bakery – who put themselves forward to help, they are now able to venture further out to severe from Alloway to Troon in South Ayrshire.

Owner Mike Bryce said: “With people being told to self-isolate we thought we could help out and get supplies to them. It’s a worrying situation.

“It’s a whole load of small businesses of people working together to keep people okay during the quarantine time. We want to make sure the most vulnerable are looked after.”

Drivers of the deliveries will be supplied with face masks and gloves, and they will be worn to the doorstep of customers to reduce the risk of infection.

In Girvan, a caring gran has vowed to help vulnerable elderly residents of the town, by collecting prescriptions.

Wendy Nibloe wants to reach out to villages across Carrick with the help of friends to make sure older people are well looked after.

She said: “We are trying to get people from all the villages to make sure they keep checking on people

“We really don’t know what’s going to happen until it happens.

“I’m more concerned with the older generation, ones who are diabetic who can’t get out who need to get their prescriptions. I drive so I can get out there and help people.

“People are panicking, that’s how serious it is. There’s a lot of uncertainty, this is the problem.”