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May 2021 - Volume 47

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COVID-19 Update
COVID-19 Update on what you can and cannot do and what businesses can and cannot open

Zoom Café 
Zoom Café is back this Thursday, with COVID-19 updates, Cook, Grew ,Sew and Branching Out's Janet discussing their new foraging sessions and the chair exercises near the end 

WSREC project survey
The following survey will help the project to see what support and information the Refugee and Asylum Seeker community require in settling and developing knowledge to live a better standard of living in Scotland. 

Amnesty report into racism
A link to the Amnesty report into racism

Current Events
All current events are online via Zoom

Current Opportunities 
WSREC has a IT Resource & Admin Officer post through SCVO''s Community Jobs Scotland initiative.

Glasgow Life has 2 posts, Digital Volunteer Support Tutor and Digital Volunteer Support Officer

For more information and link go to Current Opportunities 

 COVID-19 Update

What you can do

  • you can meet in groups of up to 6 from 2 households in an indoor public place such as a café, pub or restaurant
  • you can meet in groups of up to 6 from 6 households outdoors, in a private garden or a public place like a park or an outdoor area of a café
  • under 12s do not count towards the total number of people or households meeting outside but do count towards the household numbers indoors
  • you can travel anywhere in Scotland and can stay in holiday accommodation - but you should not stay in someone else's house
  • you can travel to England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands - before you travel you must check the travel rules in those countries
  • you should not go into someone’s house except for certain reasons such as joining your extended household or caring for a vulnerable person
  • you can provide informal childcare, for example to look after a grandchild
  • 50 people can attend funerals and weddings
  • tradespeople can carry out any work in your home such as painting, decorating or repairing
  • you should work from home where possible

What can open 

Places and business that can open include:

  • cafés, pubs and restaurants can provide full outdoor service, subject to local licensing, and serve food indoors without alcohol until 8 pm
  • all shops and stores
  • all close contact services including hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons
  • gyms and swimming pools (no indoor group exercise classes allowed for over 18s)
  • tourist accommodation
  • all visitor attractions
  • all public buildings like libraries and community centres
  • drive-in events

What must stay closed for now

Places and business that must close include:

  • leisure and entertainment venues such as cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and concert halls
  • stadiums

You should:

Zoom Café 

We have some great news…our Zoom Cafe is back and is this Thursday at 1pm, till 2:15pm. We will be looking at the coronavirus updates in Scotland and Janet from our eco project (Cook Grow Sew - Branching Out) will be discussing their new foraging sessions, which start this Friday. At the end of the session, we will be doing some chair exercises as well, please wear suitable clothing and have access to an upright chair for the virtual exercises.

Zoom I.D - 890 7972 6998
Passcode - 3376626

WSREC Project Survey

West of Scotland Regional Equality Council (WSREC) is developing initiatives to support and develop new refugees and asylum seekers entering Scotland to help increase their skills and reduce isolation.  The project would like to know what support the local communities need in their journey of developing and settling and rebuilding their lives in Scotland.   

The following survey will help the project to see what support and information the Refugee and Asylum Seeker community require in settling and developing knowledge to live a better standard of living in Scotland. 

If you could please share among your clients and partner organisations. 

Please click on the following link and complete survey:
Amnesty Report into Racism

Below is an article link regarding the call for the Amnesty leadership team to resign after a damning report into racism

Current Events

Due to COVID-19 all our events will be virtual, we will be using video conferencing software such as Zoom


West of Scotland Regional Equality Council (WSREC) is looking to recruit the following post. funded through Community Jobs Scotland:

**IT Resource & Admin Officer (25 hours per week)**

​This vacancy is only open to vulnerable unemployed 16 to 29 year olds, including carers, early service leavers (armed forces), care experienced, disabled, and young people with convictions and who are not on Specialist Employability Support (SES)​

Anyone interested in this vacancy should contact their local Jobcentre Plus or Skills Development Scotland advisor directly.​

**Closing date for applications is Friday 14th May @ 4pm**

For more information, please see the link below:

Glasgow Life

Glasgow Life is delighted to offer the opportunity to recruit for two exciting posts within the organisation. 

Further information about the vacancies, and how to apply, can be accessed by using the links below:

 Digital Volunteer Support Tutor

Digital Volunteer Support Officer

Closing date for all applications is 16th May 2021


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