Corona Virus COVID-19 Information & Signposting UPDATED 2/7/20

Corona Virus COVID-19 Updates, Resources & Community Information

There as so many sources of information about Coronavirus and the local and national responses to the ever-changing situation. We do not want to duplicate work that has already been done. So here we have pulled together a list of links to websites and information, that we hope will be of use to you. We continue to update this page.

Updated 2/7/20

The Scottish Government updated Route Map

Updated 25/6/20

The Scottish government announced indicative dates for re-opening and further easing of lockdown https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-scotlands-route-map-indicative-dates-remainder-phase-2-early-phase-3/

Updated 18/6/20

*** Scottish Government – Updated Phase 2 Announcement https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-framework-decision-making-scotlands-route-map-through-out-crisis-phase-2-update/

Updated 10/6/20

***Scottish Government – Phase 1 https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others/

***Scottish Government framework for decision making – Scotland’s route map through and out of the crisis https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-framework-decision-making-scotlands-route-map-through-out-crisis/

file:///C:/Users/user/Downloads/covid-19-framework-decision-making-scotlands-route-map-through-out-crisis-phase-1-update-29-2020.pdf

Updated 21/5/20

***Supporting Communities Safely New resource has been published to support community organisations to carry out their vital work safely during the Covid-19 outbreak. This free, online resource, developed by SCDC and Public Health Scotland https://www.scdc.org.uk/supporting-communities-safely

***5 Training and Learning Training & Learning opportunities during Covid-19 Available to help increase your skills, as well as learn new ways to operate your business during the lockdown https://www.impactfundingpartners.com/news/top-5-training-learning-opportunities-during-covid-19

***National Wellbeing Hub Self care is important for health and social care staff, carers and volunteers. The Scottish Government has launched a digital wellbeing hub. Follow on twitter https://twitter.com/PRoMISScot  or see website https://www.promis.scot/

Updated 12/5/20

***GDA  Covid-19 Resilience website & helpline

http://gda.scot/our-community/news/2020/4/21/gdas-covid-19-resilience-responseFor help, call 0141 556 7103, text 07958 299 496 or email  them at info@gdaonline.co.uk

Updated 6/5/20

***The Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe)
SPICe offers impartial information in support of Parliamentary business, have put key info and analysis together on Coronavirus (COVID-19) which will be kept up to date as the situation develops.  https://spice-spotlight.scot/

***Social Security Scotland  has set up a webpage on coronavirus emergency legislation and Scottish benefits changes during the pandemic https://www.socialsecurity.gov.scot/what-we-do/stakeholder-resources/coronavirus-covid-19

***The NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Food, Nutrition and Eating Well Covid-19 content is now live. These pages contain a host of information and signposting for staff, public and local orgs on eating well during coronavirus, information and support to access food in your area and a Community Food Toolkit

https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/your-health/health-issues/covid-19-coronavirus/for-the-public-patients/eating-well-during-covid-19/

***Citizens Advice Scotland have coronavirus and benefits information on their website https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/benefits/coronavirus-check-what-benefits-you-can-get/

Updated 24/4/20

*** Clear Your Head – a Scottish Government national campaign to help people cope during the coronavirus pandemic launched 21 April 2020. The campaign highlights the practical things people can do to help them feel better whilst continuing to stay at home, acknowledging these are worrying and uncertain times for many. https://www.clearyourhead.scot/

*** Support for Muslim Communities – a summary of local help and advice available in Glasgow Supporting muslim communities_doc

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Government & Council Updates
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-individuals-and-businesses-in-scotland#businesses
https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
https://www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus/
https://glasgow.gov.uk/coronavirus

A new national helpline has been launched for those who don’t have a support network. It will offer help to those who don’t have family or community support and cannot get online, are over 70, are disabled, require the support of mental health services, are pregnant or receive a flu jab for health reasons. If people need help with essential food/medication, emotional support, links to local volunteer groups or social work services; you can call: 0800 111 4000 between 09:00-17:00. Anyone not in these categories should visit http://readyscotland.org

Glasgow’s Response
A community directory has launched, providing vital support to voluntary groups and the public during the current crisis. Developed by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the Covid-19 Third Sector Information Hub allows groups to share what non-medical help they can offer to the public and other organisations. It also enables groups to share what assistance they require and find offers of help between organisations. At the same time, the public can access it to search for support from organisations in their community, using a geographical search and to find information on how they can volunteer or help in their community. The site is gradually building its database of contacts.

GCVS has  launched the Glasgow Helps website https://www.glasgowhelps.org/north-west-glasgow/ to highlight services that people can access at this time or where there is spare capacity for new clients in existing services. If you have a service that could be included, you can add your organisation via a link on the webpage. Or for more information you can email CLD@gcvs.org.uk . You can has also see their services directory http://www.gcvs.org.uk/blog/glasgow-community-support-around-covid19-directory/ .

They have also launched a HELPLINE for organisations and members of the public who need support during the coronavirus outbreak. It aims to help put people in self isolation in touch with charities or community groups who can offer services such as food delivery or mental health support and for charities who need support with offering their services to communities. Helpline Details: T: 0141 345 0543 E: helpline@gcvs.org.uk Available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Health & Wellbeing Updates
https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
https://www.chss.org.uk/coronavirus/
http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php
https://www.samh.org.uk/about-mental-health/self-help-and-wellbeing/coronavirus-and-your-mental-wellbeing
https://seinglasgow.org.uk/2020/03/17/covid-19-info-support/ Multi Lingual Corona Virus information https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/# 

Charitable Bodies & Networks Updates
https://www.oscr.org.uk/guidance-and-forms/covid-19-guidance-for-charities/
http://www.gcvs.org.uk/blog/gcvs-information-gathering-on-community-supports-around-covid-19-in-glasgow/
http://www.gcvs.org.uk/blog/community-responses-to-covid-19-do-the-right-thing-safely/
http://www.volunteerglasgow.org/volunteer/covid-19-what-volunteers-and-organisations-should-know/
https://www.volunteerscotland.net/about-us/news-blog/news/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-volunteers/
https://www.scdc.org.uk/coronavirus
http://www.communityscot.org.uk/news/article/scottish-government-support-communities-affected-c/
https://www.charitycomms.org.uk/about/charity-communicator-coronavirus-resources
http://www.communityscot.org.uk/news/article/covid-19-and-communities/

COMMUNITY
https://covid-19.scvo.org.uk/
https://actionnetwork.org/forms/glasgow-mutual-aid-covid-19-volunteers-2?source=direct_link – you can sign up here to register to

Volunteering and Managing Volunteers

Information about volunteering or how to manage and keep your volunteers safe
https://www.volunteerscotland.net/about-us/news-blog/news/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-voluntary-orgs/
http://www.volunteerglasgow.org/volunteer/covid-19-what-volunteers-and-organisations-should-know/
https://covidmutualaid.org/
https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowFoodTrain/ – email glasgow@thefoodtrain.co.uk if you can help support them
https://covid-19.scvo.org.uk/
http://www.volunteerglasgow.org/

https://volunteeringmatters.org.uk/charityconnect/

Health & Wellbeing Updates
https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus 

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19
https://www.chss.org.uk/coronavirus/
http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php
https://www.samh.org.uk/about-mental-health/self-help-and-wellbeing/coronavirus-and-your-mental-wellbeing

Multi Lingual Corona Virus information
https://seinglasgow.org.uk/2020/03/17/covid-19-info-support/
https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/#

Working From Home

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/
https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200312-coronavirus-covid-19-update-work-from-home-in-a-pandemic
https://www.hse.gov.uk/toolbox/workers/home.htm     https://www.unison.org.uk/coronavirus-rights-work/coronavirus-working-home/ 

Other useful resources

SCVO Coronavirus Digital Delivery Services for Charities

Charities can get a discounted Zoom package via https://www.charitydigitalexchange.org/partner_catalogues/Zoom

Cisco and IBM are offering Webex for free – see this Third Sector News article for more info

Article on the best video conferencing apps & software for accessibility

Funding and Funders
See SCVO website for updates from funders https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/funders

For information on Funding see our Funders and Funding page

Or see the SCVO Third Sector Hub

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