Covid Testing in Callander

Residents across Stirling who do not currently have any symptoms of Covid-19 can voluntarily attend the Coronavirus testing unit, which will be available at McLaren Leisure Centre in Callander.

There is also the opportunity to pick up Lateral Flow Device (LFD) testing kits to take home in a pack of seven.

There is no need to book and testing is available at McLaren Leisure Centre, Mollands Road, Callander, FK18 8JP on the following times and dates:

  • Wednesday 28 July: 12pm-4.30pm
  • Thursday 29 July: 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Friday 30 July: 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Saturday 31 July: 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Sunday 1 August: 9.30am-4.30pm

The testing units are part of a national programme of walk-in testing. The initiative aims to drive down local Covid-19 rates by identifying positive cases more quickly, as people can spread the virus to others before symptoms appear and many may not experience any symptoms at all.

Test results will be available in around 45 minutes and can be received at home rather than having to wait at the testing facility. Anyone with a positive test will be asked to undertake a confirmatory PCR test.

Stirling Area Remains Level Two

Information from Councillor Martin Earl

Announced today – Stirling Council area is one of 13 Council areas in Scotland that will remain in level 2  when other change to level 1 on June 5.

This is due to higher case levels being reported in some locations in Stirling city.

Link to official announcement and info here:-  https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels-allocation-to-local-councils-1-june-2021/

A copy of the tables showing what is allowed in each level is available here.

Covid Testing in Callander

Free, fast Covid testing is available from June 3rd – June 6th at the McLaren Leisure Centre, Mollands Road, Callander, FK18 8JP.

Although the rapid testing is in Callander, it is open to anyone in the Stirling area to help reduce the spread of Covid19 within Stirling.  If you live in Callander or the surrounding area or happen to be visiting Callander, then why not pop along and get tested as not all people with Covid have symptoms but could still pass it on.

Business Discretionary Fund opens 7th April for ONE WEEK

Information from Councillor Martin Earl.

The Discretionary Business Support Fund is reopening from 9am Wednesday 7 April until 5pm Tuesday 13 April.

This funding will provide direct financial support to businesses in the Stirling Council area, specifically to mitigate immediate financial challenges arising from the COVID-19 restrictions and regulations announced in October 2020.  It is a one off payment of £4,000 and is aimed at small and micro-businesses (50 employees or fewer). Eligibility criteria and information regarding the fund can be found at :-

https://www.stirling.gov.uk/jobs-business-investment/business-advice-support/discretionary-business-support-fund-new/

  • This second application opportunity is there for businesses that did not apply during the first round (18 January to 3 February)
  • This fund is designed to support small/micro businesses that have not received support from a variety of other means – There are details on the link above regarding who is/is not eligible to apply and what information will be needed.

I assume there will be a link provided on website page prior to fund opening for applications. Please let me know if there are any problems applying (earlm@stirling.gov.uk). I very much doubt there will be a further opportunity to apply to this fund so please do check and apply if you believe you are eligible.

Covid 19 testing unit goes live in Callander

A Coronavirus community testing unit will go live in Callander this Thursday for residents across the region.

Rapid Coronavirus testing will available from Thursday 1st April – Saturday 3rd April for people throughout Stirling who do not currently have Coronavirus symptoms.

Residents who don’t have any of the three COVID-19 symptoms (a new continuous cough, temperature, loss or change in sense of taste or smell) are encouraged to get tested.

There is no need to book and testing is available at McLaren Leisure Centre on the following dates:

–        Thursday 1st April – Saturday 3rd April: 12pm-6pm.

Test results will be available in around 45 minutes and can be received at home rather than having to wait at the testing facility. Anyone with a positive test will be asked to undertake a confirmatory PCR test.

Stirling Council Community Response Bulletin

The Local Community Response Team issue regular bulletins containing information about the Council’s response to the Covid 19 pandemic and resulting restrictions.

This issue includes

·         Changes to Level 4 Restrictions

·         New Anxiety App

·         Springing Forward with Stirling Libraries

·         Funding

·         Help the National Library of Scotland

·         Test & Trace Scams

More information at https://www.stirling.gov.uk/media/22833/cr-bulletin-29.pdf