Coronavirus: Community support
As lockdown restrictions are changed by the Scottish Government, we will continue to update this page with information and advice for communities. The Scottish Government website releases regular updates, and this is reflected on our main Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage. The Scottish Government are currently using a framework of restrictions over five levels. Information on how this impacts on Perth and Kinross is available on our Protection Level 3 - Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have a specific question to ask, please email our contact team at email@example.com or phone 0345 30 111 00.
Helping in your community
Our Volunteer Guide [187Kb] gives some practical advice on how to support people in your community at this difficult time, whilst also keeping yourself safe. In addition, Communities Channel Scotland have put together a resource pack with practical advice.
If you are able, you can be a great source of support and relief to other members of your community by looking out for them and for each other to help contain the spread of the virus and support those in need of some help.
You can take some simple steps yourself, by:
- checking up on neighbours;
- offering to help with dropping off food and other essentials; and
- providing a friendly ear and emotional support to those who are self-isolating, or do not have a network of family or friends close by.
We have put together a very simple form for Self-isolating Support [572Kb] which you can put through letterboxes, or hand to people if you feel you can help them.
Community buildings and facilities
There is currently no specific guidance available from Scottish Government on reopening community buildings and facilities. This includes facilities which are managed or maintained by Perth and Kinross Council. More information on this will be shared as it becomes available. General advice and guidance is available in the safe premises guide produced by SCVO.
If you feel you need some help with access to food and other products, then you can contact 0345 30 111 00 to ask for a referral to a local foodbank. All calls are treated in confidence and staff are ready to ask any questions you may have.
People on a low income, who are self-isolating can seek support through Self Isolation Support Grants.
Test and Protect
Test and Protect is the system the Scottish Government is using to suppress the transmission of COVID-19. For more information see Test and Protect information.