An Post launches service to check in on people cocooning

An Post will check in on elderly people who have to cocoon.

The new service is available online, and people can input a vulnerable person's address and the post man or woman will call to the house to make sure everything is OK.

It's free with An Post offering to contact the Alone national helpline on the elderly person's behalf for extra help with medicines or shopping.

An Post managing director Garret Bridgeman says staff have come up with these ideas...........