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Aberdeenshire Council committed to tackling period poverty during lockdown

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A new free online service has been launched for people who require sanitary products during the coronavrius pandemic.

Pads and tampons had previously been made available across Aberdeenshire thanks to Scottish Government funding.

As the majority of schools and public buildings are currently closed due to lockdown, a new online ordering service has been launched to ensure people can still get access to the products.

Rosemary Bruce, vice-chairwoman of the authority’s education committee, said: “The coronavirus pandemic has seen many of us turn to online delivery services to receive essential items, so the launch of this online service could not be timelier.

“I am really pleased those in need will be able to continue to access sanitary products during this global pandemic in a way that is convenient for them.”

The council is partnering with social enterprise Hey Girls to set up the online ordering system.

For more information visit www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/covid-19/period-products or  call 0345 608 1208.

Alternatively, anyone with an urgent need should e-mail ourfreeperiod@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

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