Covid-19 - Local and national information
18 June 2021
On 15 June First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made a statement to Parliament noting that cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were still rising, with the Delta variant predominant, and although evidence suggests that the Delta variant is associated with a higher risk of hospitalization than other variants, she expressed the hope that vaccination is increasingly protecting people against serious illness. Mainland local authority areas remain at levels 1 or 2 and the three island authorities at level 0. At level 2 six people from three households can meet in each other's homes and stay overnight, 8 people from up to 8 households can meet socially outdoors, and pubs can serve alcohol indoors until 10.30.
Note the lockdown timetable document below.
The First Minister's 15 June statement
Lockdown timetable alternative version
Local protection levels by area (with postcode checker)
Scottish Government general Covid-19 advice
Covid-19 Self-Isolation Support Grant
The Scottish Government has announced a new Covid-19 Self-Isolation Support Grant for individuals who are in receipt of low-income benefits and who will lose income as a result of being required to self-isolate to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
If you have been asked by NHS Test and Protect Service to self-isolate on or after 28 September 2020, either because you have tested positive for Covid-19 or you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, you may be entitled to a £500 Self-Isolation Support Grant.
17 June NHS Highland Covid-19 update
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.
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
Latest coronavirus developments and changes to key services.
Website www.highland.gov.uk/corona virus
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
2 April MOO Food Website
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).
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