AN OUTDOOR INSTRUCTOR from the Caernarfon area has changed course – and is now delivering medicines to people who have to self-isolate at home.

Amlyn Parri from Groeslon is busy playing a key role in the fight against the coronavirus.

He said: “I have a background in care work, and when I saw the Council’s advert seeking additional care workers, I put my name down immediately.

“My work situation has changed as a result of the virus, and I have the time to help out. I wanted to be of use and wanted to help.”

Amlyn now works full-time delivering medicines for the pharmacy at Hafan Iechyd surgery, Caernarfon, and spends his days distributing hundreds of packages to individuals across the area.

He added: “It is sometimes difficult to find the houses, but I’m now beginning to develop a system.

“People were frightened at first, seeing me in a mask, but they are very grateful once they realise what I’m doing.”

Amlyn has to follow robust safety procedures at his work, wearing gloves, a mask and overalls, and keeping a distance from the individuals getting the medical goods from him.

Hafan Iechyd manager Bethan Jones said that there has been a huge increase in the demand for prescriptions delivered to the door recently.

She said: “We usually only delivered medicines once a week.

“This was for older or disabled people, but we are now delivering hundreds every day.”

A campaign has recently been launched to recruit staff and volunteers to care work in Gwynedd, when it became clear the much more resources were needed to deal with the impacts of Covid-19 self-isolation.

Meilys Heulfryn Smith, who co-ordinates the campaign for Gwynedd Council and their partners, said: “Lots of people have been contacting us from all parts of the county.

“And when we got a request from Hafan Iechyd for workers to transport medicines to individuals who are self-isolating, we had in Amlyn the perfect person for the work.”

Gwynedd Council is eager to hear from anyone with experience or a wish to work or volunteer in care work, especially people to work in residential homes, care homes or in community nursing.

Further information is available on or to contact the Council directly, email: or call: 01286 679577/ 07384 876908.