The latest update from local MSP Gordon Macdonald during the Coronavirus lockdown. Coronavirus restoring a degree of normality to everyday life.
The paper – COVID-19: A Framework for Decision-Making – sets out the position during this ongoing period of lockdown and outlines the factors that must be considered as we move gradually to ease restrictions.
Unfortunately, returning to what we regard as a normal life will not be possible in the near future so we need to prepare for a new normal until treatments and a vaccine offer different solutions.
While these measures are difficult for all of us, they are saving lives and protecting our NHS.
The consultation recognises that new ways of living – effectively a “new normal” – may have to be in place for some time to come.
The document is available here.
Take time to read the consultation document and if you have views, email them direct to: CPE@gov.scot
The Community One Stop Shop
The advice shop and foodbank in Broomhouse is increasing their Opening Hours. Changes include longer opening hours on Friday and the addition of Saturday operating hours.
For more information contact the shop on 0131 443 6223 or message them on Facebook.
Edinburgh has paid out more Business grants than any other local authority and processed more applications. The council has processed around 90% of applications and around £50m paid into business bank accounts. If you have not received yours grant then recontact the council.
Police Scotland Survey
Police Scotland are currently carrying out a consultation to measure public
confidence and gain an understanding of your experiences of policing during the Government Lockdown.
The survey aims to capture people’s feelings of safety, what Police Scotland are doing well, and any concerns you have which can be addressed operationally and through any information campaigns. The survey will also capture feedback from those individuals who have contacted the Police during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Take part here.
Driving during Coronavirus
You should avoid driving as much as possible. Use spaces close to home for
exercise and only leave the house for essential food, medical and work reasons.