There are 5 COVID-19 protection levels (0-4). The rules you have to follow depend on the level for your area.
Most of mainland Scotland (and islands not at Level 1) are at Level 2
Orkney, Shetland, Na h-Eileanan Siar, all islands in Highland (except Skye) and the Argyll and Bute islands of Coll, Colonsay, Erraid, Gometra, Iona, Islay, Jura, Mull, Oronsay, Tiree and Ulva are at Level 1
Moray and Glasgow City local council areas will stay at Level 3 for a further period due to the number of COVID-19 cases - financial support will be made available to businesses in these areas.
At Level 2:
You can meet socially in groups of up to:
6 people from 3 households in your home or theirs – and can stay overnight
6 people from 3 households in an indoor public place like a café, pub or restaurant
8 people from 8 households outdoors
Under 12s do not count towards the total number of people or households meeting outside but do count towards household numbers indoors
You do not need to physically distance from family and friends in a private home
You can travel anywhere in Scotland in Levels 0, 1 or 2 but must not enter a Level 3 or 4 area unless you have a permitted reason like going to work or caring for a vulnerable person
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 can provide informal childcare, for example to look after a grandchild
Up to 50 people can attend weddings and funerals
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 at Level 2
Places and business that can open at Level 2 include:
Cafés, pubs and restaurants
All shops and stores
all close contact services including hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons
Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools
Public buildings like libraries and community centres
Cook Grow Sew is resuming with all the services and supporting in Energy, offering the following support.
- Tariff Review
- Energy Debt
- Setting Up in New Home
- Applying for Warm Home Discount (open in Oct/Aug)
Please note that Warm Home Discount is opening in October / November as the discount starts in the winter period.
Upcycling Sewing Course
For 6 weeks Monday(s) 24th, 31st May - 7th - 28th June 2021
Delivery will be face to face with social distancing in place, face masks must be worn during the session.
Limited places available to register please email Mona Awan - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07497309635.
Awards for our Young Filmmakers!
Last year, as one of our Young People's Projects, Cook Grow Sew was part of the Scotland-wide Youth Climate Film Project, which has involved attending free online film-making training along with 82 other youth workers to give us the skills to support groups of young people to create short films that explore the climate emergency from a young person’s perspective.
This is an initiative delivered by Keep Scotland Beautiful with funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery through Screen Scotland.
Our group made 3 excellent films between them:
'Climate Justice? We need Otters!' by Prentice Cunningham, Axel Anthony and Eithan Anthony
'Has Working from Home Been Beneficial to the Environment?' by Bethan Chalmers, Laura Kathiravel and Matilde Vasilli
'Fast Fashion Fiasco' by Laura Kathiravel
They were entered into the 1.5o C Film Festival, run by Keep Scotland Beautiful, and achieved a 'Commended' award for the boys, and a 'Highly Commended' for Laura. The boys will win a Senheisser microphone, and Laura will win £100 in book tokens!
The films can be seen on all Cook Grow Sew - Branching Out's social media, as well as KSB's and film website Take One Action.
These films have now been entered into the Young Reporters for the Environment competition, so well done and good luck to the whole group!
"Now that Covid restrictions are starting to ease a wee bit, and the sun's coming out (sometimes), we have some Foraging trips planned, with restricted numbers and Covid-safety foremost. This is one of the safest ways to have a bit of fun outdoors just now, so if you'd like more information, please contact email@example.com."
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are holding an online information session which takes place on Thursday 20th May, starting at 6pm, ending at 8pm to encourage members of ethnic minority groups to apply for roles within the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
Anyone who wishes to attend needs to click on the link and register for a free ticket.
EU citizens and their family members (including non-EEA family members) have less than 50 days left to apply for their pre-settled and settled status to continue residing legally in the UK after 30/6/2021.
In a last effort to reach as many eligible people as possible before the deadline, the Citizens Rights Project will resume their free, multilingual, face-to-face clinics around Scotland from mid-May until the end of June and will be travelling to 14 locations: Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Galashiels, Greenock, Kirkcaldy, Dundee, Inverness, Falkirk, Glasgow, Montrose, Perth, Elgin, Eyemouth and Oban.
For more information, such as dates, times and specific locations, visit this link. We have created social media and printable assets, and Facebook events in different EU languages to promote them. Feel free to get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like us to send you some so you can spread the word among your networks and community. You can find other useful materials in our padlet.
Scottish Civic Trust
Applicants will be required to submit a CV along with a Cover Letter (maximum of 300 words), outlining their suitability for the role - the deadline for applications is Friday 28th May 2021.