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April 2021 - Volume 46

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COVID-19 Update
Update on easing of restrictions and video links in different languages about information on vaccines and self isolating 

Cook, Grew, Sew, & Branching Out
Project ongoing activities information, fashion show brochure link and youth climate film online award ceremony zoom details

Zoom Café
Zoom Café special with SAMH and exercise session at the end

Living Equality
Living Equality newsletter with information about the ongoing online sessions

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. for more information and link go to Current Opportunities
COVID-19 Update

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced details of the further relaxation of restrictions across Scotland

From Monday 26 April, hospitality venues such as cafés, pubs and restaurants can reopen, along with tourist accommodation. Non-essential retail outlets and close contact services such as beauty salons can also reopen, in addition to indoor attractions and public buildings such as galleries, museums and libraries.

The First Minister confirmed that all parts of the country will move to Level 3 from Monday 26 April. The remaining travel restrictions within Scotland will be lifted and travel within the UK will be permitted for any purpose. If everyone continues to follow the rules, the First Minister said it is expected that all of Scotland will move to Level 2 on Monday 17 May.

Further changes from 26 April include:

  • adults on the shielding list can return to the workplace, if they cannot work from home, while children who have been shielding can return to school
  • non-essential work inside people’s homes – such as painting, decorating or repairing – will be permitted, subject to mitigations
  • non-essential informal childcare will resume
  • driving lessons and tests can take place, while gyms and swimming pools can reopen for individual exercise
  • the attendance limit for funerals and weddings – and related events such as receptions – will increase to 50
  • cafés, pubs and restaurants can resume full outdoor service, subject to local licensing, and serve food indoors without alcohol until 8pm
  • takeaways to resume normal service, with physical distancing and face masks in premises

The First Minister also announced that rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) tests will be made available to anyone in Scotland and to those planning travel to the islands.

From today, anyone planning travel to the islands next week can order a free home test kit online. The first test should be taken three days before travel and the second on the day of departure.

From Monday, lateral flow home test kits will be available to anyone in the wider population who does not have COVID-19 symptoms. They can be picked up from local walk/drive-through test sites for people to test themselves twice-weekly. Anyone in Scotland who develops COVID-19 symptoms should self-isolate and book a PCR test.

The expansion is aimed at finding cases that would otherwise go undetected, so those people can self-isolate and avoid transmitting the virus to those around them.

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

COVID 19 Information 

NHS Scotland

{NHS Lothian Minority Ethnic Health Inclusion Service} 

  • English 

  • Arabic 

  • Mandarin 

  • Cantonese 

  • Romanian 

  • English 

  • BSL 

  • Polish 

  • Bengali 

  • Urdu 

  • Swahili 



  • ARABIC  

  • URDU  




  • POLISH  



  • BSL  


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Cook Grow Sew - Branching Out brochure.

Please share with your contacts 

Contact or for info on any activities.
Our fashion show brochure is Interactive this year!

As always, the designers have worked really hard to make such innovative, carbon saving collections, so please help get them the recognition they deserve by having a look and a share

CGS Fashion Show brochure
Youth Climate Film Project has its online premiere this Thursday 22nd April, and the big Awards Ceremony, organised by Keep Scotland Beautiful is Friday 30th April. Please come along if you're free - Zoom details on event page.'
Zoom Café

Our Zoom café is this Thursday at 12pm till 1:30pm.  Our special this Thursday is...a mini  workshop, by SAMH talking about the effects of lockdown and how to spot signs of poor mental health. 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. As usual we will be looking at the coronavirus updates in Scotland as well.

Please join us 5 minutes before so we are all ready for the workshop to begin.  

Thursday at 12pm till 1:30pm

Zoom I.D - 890 7972 6998
Passcode - 3376626
Living Equality

Above is the Living Equality newsletter giving information about the ongoing online sessions

Current Events

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


We are delighted to have been allocated an IT Resource & Admin Officer through SCVO's
SCVO Community Jobs Scotland
initiative. ​

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

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.​

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