Covid-19 - Local and national information
28 July 2021
On 27 July First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made a statement at St Andrews House noting the continuing success of the vaccination programme, with 90% of adults having received a first dose. Covid cases were falling, but still 9 times higher than at the start of May. A decision would be made next week on further relaxation of restrictions from 9 August.
The First Minister's 27 July statement
Lockdown timetable alternative version
Local protection levels by area (with postcode checker)
Scottish Government general Covid-19 advice
Policy papers published 22 June
a revised strategic framework for tackling Covid-19 and
a review of physical distancing, likely to be relaxed from 19 July.
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.
reports a slight decrease in cases, encourages testing, and notes that community testing will be available next week in Inverness – Fairways Golf Centre, Inverness IV2 6AA, and in Fort William.
30 July NHS Highland Covid-19 update has links to details of drop-in vaccination clinics for first and second doses.
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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