Corona virus Update 4/6/2020

Links to information released by Stirling Council

Stirling Council Community Response Bulletin A weekly bulletin about what is happening at a local level to support communities. Community groups, businesses, 3rd Sector agencies and individuals can register to help the community effort.

Invest in Stirling A resource for businesses to access accurate up to date information on the support available to Stirling based businesses.

Start Up Stirling Teams across Stirling Council have been working with Start Up Stirling, Stirling’s Food Bank, to make sure that financially vulnerable households across the Council area can access support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Residents who contact the dedicated Community Support service and disclose that they are struggling financially are supported by the Advice and Welfare Reform Team.   Working with the resident to undertake an income maximisation assessment this team can also make a referral for food support to Start Up Stirling.

Stirling Council Registration Service The service is operating its service remotely across a 7 day week to ensure prompt service to residents.

Weddings, civil partnerships and citizenship ceremonies can’t take place at the moment, a source of real disappointment to many couples and their families.   All those who should have been celebrating these occasions have been contacted and will be provided with alternative dates and arrangements.  The team keeps in touch with couples eagerly waiting to hear if restrictions might be relaxed in time for their big day.   

Due to the changes, new parents have been unable to register births registrations since the start of lockdown.  Registrars have provided reassurance on the extension of deadlines for registrations, as well as practical advice on how to register the baby with their local GP surgery and apply for child benefit before the registration has been completed.