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Kenmore & District Community Council

COVID-19  (CORONAVIRUS)


Latest advice from PKC

Coronavirus

Check the protection level (tier) for your area and find out what you can and cannot do under each level. View guidance for the festive period. Full guidance and latest figures on main Coronavirus page.

Download the Protect Scotland app from NHS Scotland


**Please share this as widely as you can – through email and social media**

Message from PKC  Volunteer Registration

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help people in their community, especially over the past couple of weeks. There are a huge number of groups and individuals now active across Perth and Kinross and this is particularly heartening. Council officers have been trying to collate this data, in order to provide advice and guidance to those in need of some support, and to help coordinate voluntary activities across the region. This information is available on our Community Support webpage at www.pkc.gov.uk/coronavirus/communitysupport

It would be extremely helpful if you could register with the Council as a volunteer at this link, so that we have a clearer picture of who is helping, or able to help. It is a short questionnaire, which should only take a couple of minutes to complete.


Campaign for volunteers in Scotland


The Scottish Government has recently launched the following campaign
A new ‘Scotland Cares’ campaign has been launched to encourage people to volunteer during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
While the most important ask for the public remains to stay at home and follow the essential public health guidance, people who are healthy and not at risk can volunteer to provide practical or emotional help to those most in need.
Those wanting to volunteer to support their communities have three options which are signposted from the Ready Scotland website at the following link https://www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus/volunteering

These are
• returning NHS workers will be directed to existing voluntary arrangements in NHS Scotland
• people wishing to offer their support to our public services, including the NHS and local authorities, will be directed to a site coordinated by the British Red Cross
• those looking for opportunities with other charities or community groups in their area will be directed to Volunteer Scotland for information

Volunteers who want to support their communities should visit www.ReadyScotland.org to find out how they can help.
The website is being constantly updated and provides advice on volunteering safely and the organisations to register an interest with such as Volunteer Scotland and the Red Cross.
Businesses who can offer support should email covid19response@gov.scot
A response will be made as soon as possible.

In line with Scotland’s current stay at home rules the public can only volunteer to carry out tasks which involve leaving their 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 www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus


INSURANCE

A number of you have asked about insurance cover for volunteer activities, and we have checked with our corporate insurers. We are advised that the Council’s insurance policy does cover Community Council volunteers, as the work of Community Councils is “indirectly controlled” by local authorities, due to our statutory duties. This would cover most aspects of your volunteering role in your community, but would not include motorised transport. However, we are also advised that the Association of British Insurers (ABI) have confirmed that all private motor insurance policies will now automatically cover volunteering for coronavirus-related activity

(see https://www.abi.org.uk/news/news-articles/motor-and-home-insurance-commitments/


SELF ISOLATION

Below is a link to some posters that can be printed at home for anyone self-isolating or with a weak immune system to place on their door/window.

chronicallyawesome.org.uk


Age Scotland

has compiled advice for older people and their families on how to avoid exposure to the virus, as well as actions we can all take to help each other.

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/information-advice/health-and-wellbeing/coronavirus/


Guidance for community transport on coronavirus/COVID-19 


Neighbourhood Watch Scotland - Covid-19 Update

See Document for more information & advice.


PKC benfits, welfare rights & welfare fund service delivery

See Document for more detail.


Community Resilience Team, Resilience Division, Scottish Government

Provide a range of resources and guidance for community groups to support their neighbourhoods.

See Document for more detail.


CRIME PREVENTION

Exploiting Those Trying To Protect Themselves

During this period of uncertainty regarding Covid-19, it has become apparent to Neighbourhood Watch Scotland that there are some people who are taking advantage of the situation and are targeting the most vulnerable. 

See Document for more details.


HEARTLAND MEDIA

Can help to get messages out into the Community.

See Document for contact deails. 


COVID-19.   Important links to NHS Inform website


 https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-professionals
 
If you look under Download translated versions of our COVID-19 posters (ZIP, 27MB) half way down the page you will find the translated files

BSL videos are available at YouTube https://www.nhsinform.scot/translations/languages/british-sign-language-bsl/illnesses-and-conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
 
Easy Read documents are available at
 https://www.nhsinform.scot/translations/formats/easy-read/coronavirus-covid-19
 
For latest news re COVID-19 relative to Police Scotland go to link
https://www.scotland.police.uk/

 


 

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