The Premier League and its clubs are encouraging football supporters to #GetInTouch with an older relative, friend or neighbour to show their support for those who may be feeling isolated during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Premier League is calling on fans to write a letter or pick up the phone to an older person they know, who may be feeling lonely or vulnerable at this time. Staying connected through the pandemic is an important way to encourage positive mental wellbeing and this #GetInTouch activity follows on from the launch of the Premier League's online #StayWell hub.
Through the campaign, families will be encouraged to write a letter together for an older person, using the free downloadable Premier League Primary Stars home-learning worksheet available at PLPrimarystars.com
The letter-writing activity pack, created for five-to-11-year-olds, also includes some football-based conversation-starters to help inspire children with their writing.
Other supporters can #GetInTouch with an older person they know via letter, phone or video call. This positive action will enable those in isolation to retain contact with friends and family, allowing them to reminisce about happier times while also giving them an outlet to discuss any worries they may have.
Together, football fans have the power to make a positive difference through this pandemic. We want supporters to share a photo of their letters, or a video of their phone conversations with an older person, on social media using @premierleague #GetInTouch.
This activity is just one of the ways in which football clubs are continuing to support their communities. Football club foundations and trusts have created new ways of helping older or more vulnerable people over the past weeks, including food parcel deliveries, supportive phone calls and prescription deliveries.