Corona Virus

We will post all of the advice we receive on the Corona Virus, from Official Sources on this page.

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Inverclyde Council Daily Update.

This is a large update from Inverclyde Council and is available from their website Here.

Some headlines from the Update.

Today (Monday 2 November 2020) Inverclyde enters level three of the new Scottish Government five-tier system of coronavirus restrictions.

The local authority levels were confirmed in 29 October 2020 and come into force today.  The Scottish Government has published Coronavirus (COVID-19): allocation of levels to local authorities which includes the allocation of levels, the modelling paper and covid-19 indicators.

The Scottish Government website includes a breakdown of what you can and cannot do in level three. You can also check the restriction in your local area by using the new post code checker.


Updated schools guidance

Guidance on school safety has been updated to take account of public health advice and Scotland’s new approach to suppressing coronavirus (COVID-19). The guidance, which outlines additional protection measures at all five levels in the Scottish Government’s strategic framework, comes into force today (Monday 2 November 2020). A letter was issued to parents on Friday advising of the new measures.

Schools and services affected by covid-19 cases

Since the weekend the following schools have been affected by covid positive cases at St Stephen’s High School; St Mary’s Primary School and Notre Dame High School. Parents and carers of pupils affected or requiring to self-isolate by any of the cases have received communication through the school. St Columba’s School in Kilmacom has closed its nursery and the after school club will move to Kilmacolm Primary School. UPDATE: The after school club remained at St Columba’s School and did not relocate to Kilmacolm Primary School after appropriate space was available in the school.

Face covering exemption cards launched

The Scottish Government has produced a face covering exemption card, to support those who are unable to wear one to feel more confident and safe when accessing public spaces and using public services. Physical and digital cards are available to request online at www.exempt.scot or by calling the free helpline on 0800 121 6240.


Further countries designated for public health quarantine

Travellers from Cyprus and Lithuania must quarantine on arrival in Scotland for 14 days from 4am on Sunday (1 November). This is due to a significant rise in cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as an increase in the numbers of cases testing positive, as well as the associated risk of importation into Scotland. Find out more about Coronavirus (COVID-19): international travel and quarantine including the existing list of overseas destinations where those arriving in Scotland are exempt from self-isolation.

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Government Update, 28th October 2020.

Find out the coronavirus restrictions in your local area. The Government has created a Postcode based search to help you with the latest levels Here

The latest Scottish Restrictions can be found on the Scottish Government Website, and below

Here

The new Prevention Tiers introduced by the Scottish Government are as follows.

Click on each level to go to the relevant page.

Protection Level 0

Protection Level 1

Protection Level 2

Protection Level 3

Protection Level 4

These Levels may change in content in the future.

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Want to Volunteer, but don’t know where to start?

Whether it’s practical or emotional support, there are lots of ways you can volunteer to help.

For some that may be right now in helping to manage the crisis, for others there will be roles in the weeks and months to come.

But for many of us, the most helpful thing we can do to support our NHS and our communities is to stay at home to save lives. 

You can only volunteer to carry out tasks which involve leaving your home, once a day, if you are not required to be isolating and are not in any risk categories.  Please check the latest advice at NHS Inform.

To sign up, please follow the relevant links below: 

Please be assured that as soon as your help is needed, you will be contacted. Where possible your offer will be matched with specific needs.

I need to stay at home – can I still help?

You can still help even if you need to stay at home by signing up to provide telephone support. This way you can help keep in contact and provide reassurance to those in need.

Business offers of help

If you represent a business and would like to volunteer your services, please email covid19response@gov.scot.  We will respond to you as quickly as possible.

Source:- https://www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus/volunteering

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CORONAVIRUS ADVICE FOR EQUESTRIANS

The community council has been asked to circulate this advice.

Please read our information and advice for our members and horse owners during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

https://www.bhs.org.uk/advice-and-info…/coronavirus-covid-19

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General Advice on Visitor Restrictions from NHS GG&C.

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General winter Health advice from the NHS.

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Extra advice issued at the present time.

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