Covid-19 - Local and national information

30 November 2020

 

Regional restrictions mostly unchanged - Christmas guidance
On 24 November First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a review of the Covid-19 restriction levels  which left the area designations unchanged except for moving East Lothian from level 3 to level 2.
The First Minister's statement to Parliament
Guidance for the Christmas period
Local protection levels by area  (with postcode checker)
Scottish Government general Covid-19 advice
Transition Black Isle        Our Local Larder
All Community Markets, Grow North workshops and face to face meetings are cancelled until further notice.  Where possible, meetings and discussions will be held online.  Julie Shortreed is collecting information about the availability of local food suppliers and food and other retailers on the News page of Our Local Larder website
https://blackislelarder.org/news   

Information and advice from  The Black Isle Partnership, which is co-ordinating support and Scottish Government funding to local communities during the Covid-19 crisis, is available at  http://www.black-isle.info/coronavirus.asp
Highland Council   COVID-19 Free Helpline  0300 303 1362.
Latest coronavirus developments and changes to key services.
Website       www.highland.gov.uk/corona virus
August       Community  Councils information
As many Black Isle community councils are playing an important part in the response to Covid-19 we have updated our information to include email contacts, office holders and website addresses for all Black Isle and two neighbouring community councils.
General information              Contacts and office holders

23 April  Ferintosh CC's new website has useful information
http://www.ferintoshcc.co.uk/coronavirusandcovid-19.asp

2 April    MOO Food Website  
                 
https://moofood.org/lockdown-links/
SUPPORT GROUPS - If you live local to Muir of Ord and need some support or help, whether to get food, medicines or you just need a friendly person to chat to, give Hannah at The Hub a ring 01463 870588 (Monday – Friday 10-4pm) or Lyn at MOO Food 07419 129851 (Weekends 10am-4pm).

25  March 2020  Highland Council helpline
The Highland Council has launched a free helpline to give assistance and to collect details of individuals and community groups looking to provide volunteering support during Covid19. The number will be live from 2pm Wednesday 25 March.
The single line number – 0300 303 1362 – will connect callers to relevant Council specialist teams and will operate Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm. All calls are free. 

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We are part of the rapidly expanding worldwide Transition Towns movement. The Black Isle is a peninsula of about 100 sq miles ENE of Inverness in Scotland, UK.