East Lothian Council Update:- Help Available During New Restrictions

Help for those who are self-isolating for any reason is available on East Lothian Council website and includes: Self-isolation support grants Other financial support for individuals and businesses Access to emergency community food provision Warm clothing grants Crisis grants Winter fuel grants Mental health support Befriending via the Royal Voluntary Service Digital support   NHS…Continue readingEast Lothian Council Update:- Help Available During New Restrictions

Scotland’s new tiers according to Oor Wullie

Oor Wullie explains Scotland’s covid 5 tier alert system Continue readingScotland’s new tiers according to Oor Wullie

Remember FACTS for a Safer Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon announced a new public awareness campaign from the Scottish Government called FACTS, an acronym designed to remind people of the steps they need to take: F ace coverings in enclosed spaces. A void crowded places. C lean your hands regularly. T wo metre distancing. S elf isolate and book a test if you…Continue readingRemember FACTS for a Safer Scotland

Stay Safe, Protect Others, Save Lives

The government have updated the now familiar stay home guidance for the phase two period, urging people to “stay safe, protect others, save lives.” Scots have been urged to remain vigilant and continue following key public health advice to ensure the coronavirus stays suppressed.  Continue readingStay Safe, Protect Others, Save Lives

Shielding Advice Update

The Scottish government has updated its shielding guidance available online at https://www.gov.scot/publications/covid-shielding/ It confirms people are being asked to continue to shield until 31 July – but from 18 June, people should be able leave their homes for exercise as long as infection rates are low enough. The first minister will confirm whether infection rates…Continue readingShielding Advice Update

Face Coverings

ELCC recently managed to buy a small number of washable face coverings which you or someone you know living in East Lammermuir might wish to consider using if visiting shops or public places. See below for scottish government guidelines regarding wearing these: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-public-use-of-face-coverings If you would like one please get in touch with your local…Continue readingFace Coverings

Test and Protect

Test and Protect is Scotland’s way of putting into practice the ‘test, trace, isolate, support’ strategy to preventing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community. It will prevent the spread of coronavirus in the community by: identifying cases of coronavirus through testing tracing the people who may have become infected by spending time in…Continue readingTest and Protect

EASING OUT OF LOCKDOWN

People in Scotland are now able to meet friends and family again as the country begins to ease its lockdown after 66 days. The new rules mean that people from two households can meet outside so long as they keep at least two metres apart. Groups of no more than eight should meet at a…Continue readingEASING OUT OF LOCKDOWN

Have Your Say on Crystal Rig IV Planning Application

Fred Olsen Renewables has lodged a planning application to erect more turbines at its windfarm at Crystal Rig, Crichness. This comprises: 4 turbines with a ground to blade tip height of up to 149.9 metres, 3 turbines with a ground to blade tip height of up to 174.5 metres, and 4 turbines with a ground to…Continue readingHave Your Say on Crystal Rig IV Planning Application

Take Part in a Big Climate Conversation Locally in East Linton or Innerwick

There are two chances to take part in a Big Climate Conversation locally: East Linton Community Hall, Monday 21 October 7.30 – 10.30pm If you’d like to share your ideas and views on Scotland’s response to the climate emergency, and have them fed back directly to the Scottish Government then here is your chance. The…Continue readingTake Part in a Big Climate Conversation Locally in East Linton or Innerwick