Corona Virus Update 27/5/2020

Information from Councillor Martin Earl

1.Scotrail have issued new travel advice for all train passengers https://www.scotrail.co.uk/coronavirus-travel-information?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=348939_Service%20email%20to%20recent%20opens%20%286%20months%29#accordio

2.Stirling Council are holding  their first Council meeting since early March on June 4. This is a link to the published agenda.

Contains reports relating to services in relation to current situation – Items 8 & 9 http://minutes.stirling.gov.uk/PDFs/Scouncil/Agendas/CouncilAgenda.pdf

3.Independent Age Grants Fund

Trustees of this fund have released £2 million from The Independent Age charity’s funds to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the virus, especially those in particularly complex and challenging situations, and older people in danger of being out of sight and out of mind. Grants will be made through four funding rounds of £500,000, where organisations can apply to receive up to £15,000 each. Groups must be already working with older people in one or both of their two priority areas – older people living in particularly complex and challenging situations and older people in danger of being out of sight and out of mind. Groups must also know what they want to do – or do better – to help make an immediate difference to their lives over the next six months. Organisations that do not specialise in work with older people are welcome to apply – but must already be providing services for older people as part of their work and to be able to explain what they have achieved. For more information about eligibility criteria, how to apply and application deadline dates please visit   https://www.independentage.org/community/grants-fund

4.Here is a ink to information regarding who can currently be tested for coronavirus.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested

Those who are eligible to have a test done  can apply you will be given a choice of test sites available to you on the day or the following day.  You must book your appointment in advance so you are pre-registered.  If you arrive without an appointment you will not be tested .If you are a Health and Social Care employee separate arrangements are in place via the NHS.