THE Ministry of Social Development and Family Services will distribute flood relief cheques to residents of Beetham Gardens and environs soon. A release on Wednesday said the cheques are still being finalised.

Recent overcrowding at the ministry’s head office on St. Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain, which goes against the health ministry’s covid19 guidelines, prompted the announcement.

The release said the ministry is currently distributing rental assistance cheques for covid19 social support to the landlords of tenants who were financially impacted by the pandemic. So, to ensure physical distancing protocols are met, all flood relief cheques will be distributed separately at a suitable space for Beetham and other affected areas.

The ministry prepared cheques at the end of the financial year to satisfy claims made by people affected by flooding and all other natural disasters the release said.

It advised people to avoid gathering in large crowds at all of the ministry’s offices to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

To make enquiries, contact the toll-free call centre at 800-1673, the Tobago Desk at 627-8918 (Direct Line) or Mobile/Whatsapp:489-5004 or 489-5105 or e-mail: tobagodesk@social.gov.tt.

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