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June 2021 - Volume 50

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COVID-19 Update
Update on COVID-19 restrictions being pushed back and when they will possibly end

Cook, Grew, Sew & Branching Out
FREE Swap Shop details

SQA Results Toolkit
Toolkit available for young people and their parents and carers when SQA results are confirmed 

Online Police Recruitment
Online Police Recruitment event details

Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Opportunity for two new board members

National Trauma Training Programme webinar
Webinar details 

COVID-19 Vaccine leaflets in different languages
Leaflets are available in different languages regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine

Current Events
WSREC current events are online via Zoom

Current Opportunities 
WSREC
No opportunities

LEAP Sports Scotland
2 x Communication Support Assistants 
More details below
COVID-19 Update
 

Aim to lift all major restrictions on 9 August.


The whole of Scotland will move to Level 0 on 19 July if all necessary vaccination and harm reduction measures are met.

Current levels will remain in place for the next three weeks with a review taking place on 13 July although some changes, such as minor relaxations to rules on events such as weddings and funerals will come into place on 28 June.

During a statement to Parliament, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also confirmed that from 19 July physical distancing outdoors will be removed and physical distancing for indoor public areas will reduce to one metre if the data allows. Limits on outdoor gatherings will also be removed on this date given the reduced risk of outdoor transmission at this stage in the vaccination programme.

If the necessary conditions on vaccination and harm reduction continue to be met, all major remaining COVID restrictions will be lifted on 9 August.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

“From 19 July, and then more substantially, from 9 August – assuming we are meeting our revised strategic aim of alleviating the harm of the virus – life should feel much less restricted for all of us.

“A very significant degree of normality will be restored – for individuals and for businesses. As I said earlier, these are indicative dates, but they allow us to plan ahead with more clarity. As always, we all have a part to play in keeping us on track.

“Up until now, the Scottish Government’s strategic intention has been to ‘suppress the virus to the lowest possible level and keep it there’. From now, our aim will be to ‘suppress the virus to a level consistent with alleviating its harms while we recover and rebuild for a better future’.

“This change reflects the fact that vaccination is reducing – we hope significantly – the harm that the virus causes.

“Physical distancing has been an important mitigation against the virus but it is also burdensome for individuals and costly for businesses. So as vaccinations bear more of the load of controlling the virus, we need to consider when and to what extent we can reduce the legal requirement for it.

“Ultimately we hope to remove the legal requirement for physical distancing – even though we may continue to advise people to think about safe distancing when interacting with people outside their close contact groups.”

Background

From 28 June  

  • suppliers and others employed at a wedding will no longer count towards the cap on attendance
  • A bride, groom and other designated persons accompanying them no longer require to wear face-coverings when walking down the aisle
  • live entertainment will be permitted at weddings
  • more than one household will be permitted to carry the coffin and/or take a cord at a funeral crematoriums and churches can relay funeral services to outside areas

From 19 July

  • celebrations of life events such as christenings, bar mitzvahs and anniversaries will be permitted to take place under similar guidelines as weddings and funerals
  • different households will be able to share a bedroom in tourist accommodation

Some measures are expected to continue beyond Level 0 including:

  • good hand hygiene and surface cleaning
  • continued promotion of good ventilation
  • a requirement for face coverings in certain settings (e.g. public transport and retail)
  • continued compliance with Test and Protect, including self-isolation when necessary
  • an ongoing need for outbreak management capability, including active surveillance
  • a greater degree of working from home than pre COVID-19 where this is possible and appropriate based on business and employee choice

The next review of restrictions will be on 13 July ahead of proposed changes commencing on 19 July.



You should:

  • wear a face covering
  • avoid crowded places
  • clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • stay 2m away from other people
  • self-isolate and get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • download the Protect Scotland app
Cook, Grew, Sew & Branching Out

FREE Swap Shop

Saturday 26th June 2021 - 11am - 1pm

Donations can be dropped off between Monday - Friday,10am - 4pm,

Please follow social distancing rules.

SQA Results Toolkit

The below toolkit highlights the support available for young people and their parents and carers now and when their SQA results are confirmed on 10 August.

Please see this link to SDS’s Results Help 2021 toolkit 
 

Online Police Recruitment

Aimed at our increasingly diverse African population

Police Scotland is acutely aware that the diversity of our communities is increasing all the time. We recognise the importance of our communities being able to relate to our police officers and we are therefore actively reaching out to our African communities and encouraging you to consider a career in policing in Scotland.

During the 90 minute online recruitment event, users will learn about the recruitment process, the training, the role of a police officer and the endless opportunities which are available to you once you embark on this exciting career path.

The date of the event is:

Thursday 1st July 2021 7pm - 8.30pm
In order to participate in the event Microsoft Teams will be required

For more information and to reserve a space please email:- 
recruitmentpositiveactionteam@scotland.pnn.police.uk
providing your Name, Contact number, and what event you would like to attend
Scottish Environment Protection Agency 

An exciting opportunity is open with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency for two new board members. We are keen to reach a diverse pool of candidates.

An online information event is taking place on Monday 28 June.
National Trauma Training Programme webinar

Please see above details of National Trauma Training Programme webinar on July 6.

COVID-19 Vaccine leaflets in different languages

I wanted to draw your attention to this leaflet which is the adult leaflet relating to the Covid vaccine.   Answers lots of questions that communities have been asking.  Here is the English version – http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/42836.aspx

 

This is the link to the same leaflet  in other languages online https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/leaflets-other-languages-and-accessible-formats/other-languages

 

We have also printed copies of this leaflet in the following languages:  Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Tamil, Slovakian, Romanian & Hindi

 

If you would like a printed copy of any of these languages (Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Tamil, Slovakian, Romanian & Hindi) please contact our Public Health Department on:

PHSUAdmin@ggc.scot.nhs.uk


Current Events


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

WSREC
No Current Job opportunities


LEAP Sports Scotland

LEAP Sports Scotland currently has 2 paid work opportunities available for young people as Communication Support Assistants. Perfect for young people looking for paid experience in third sector work, digital and social media, LGBTIQ+ and equality matters, campaigning and project support work.  One role will work with our Football v Homophobia project, and the other working as part of our office team. 

These are Community Jobs Scotland roles which are available to young people up to the age of 29 and who are currently receiving or are entitled to Universal Credit or Jobseekers Allowance.  

The jobs are up to 40 weeks work at 25 hours per week, paid at the Real Living Wage rate of £9.50 per hour. We are appointing on a rolling basis, so please encourage young people to contact us sooner rather than later if this would be of interest to them.  

Please pass details to any young people who may benefit from this opportunity, details on our website here:  
https://leapsports.org/about/recruitment/three-new-cjs

 
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