Coronavirus

GUIDANCE ON RECEIVING DELIVERIES

Yesterday we came across guidance for over-70s and vulnerable others on receiving deliveries. 
 
It comes from Dr Richard Simpson, an Honorary Professor of Health Sciences & Sport at Stirling University; Visiting Hon. Professor at St Andrews University; retired MSP; former GP; psychiatrist; Community Union member.
 
We trust his advice, and repeat it unedited below.

BROUGHTON BUSINESS UPDATE

We’ll try and cover Spurtleshire one street at a time over the next few days, but if you have news or developments please let us know and we’ll update this page as we go along. 

Following statements by the Prime Minister and First Minister on 20 March, responsible bars, theatres, cinemas, gyms, leisure centres and restaurants are closed. However, some restaurants are permitted to serve carry-outs.

Other businesses than those listed below are closed or operating. For now, we simply report those posting revised arrangements to their doors or windows.

SIGNS OF THE TIMES

In these troubling times, it’s heartening to find local businesses, charities, and individuals rising to the challenge. 

Some are making offers of help, some are declaring a determination to keep calm and carry on, others are making public statements of solidarity and high principle.

Below we find a willingness to deliver groceries to the vulnerable and at-high-risk by Bellevue-based Claremont Food and Wine (Tel. 556 7853).

COUNCIL RESPONSE ON CORONAVIRUS

Cllr Adam McVey, Leader of Edinburgh Council, yesterday announced new social distancing and visiting restrictions at Council-run care homes.

In schools, assemblies and other large assemblies will be stopped unless absolutely essential.

£2m emergency funding has already been assigned to reinforcing necessary proactive and preventative measures against Coronavirus.

‘Our focus is on minimising the impact of the virus on our communities and Council services,’ says McVey, ‘with a particular emphasis on health and social care.

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