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March 2021 - Volume 44

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COVID 19 Update
Route out of lockdown details and dates

SQA Employability Award level 4 with ESOL support course
New Moves SQA Employability Course information and details

Employment Café
WSREC Employment Café information and details 

Cook, Grew, Sew & Branching Out
Latest updates on workshops

WSREC Café information and details 

Living Equality
Living Equality information session details

New portals to promote voluntary sector careers
A link to new portal to promote voluntary sector careers

Diageo's Supply Graduate Programme
Diageo's Supply Graduate Programme has gone live, information and link

New Hate Crime law passed
New Hate Crime law link

EUSS application deadline
EUSS application deadline information and link

COVID-19 link for infographic in different languages
COVID-19 link for infographic in different languages

Current Events
All WSREC events are currently online via Zoom

Current Opportunities 
Current WSREC opportunities


COVID-19 Update

Timetable for planned phasing

2 April

  • lifting the ‘Stay at Home’ requirement and replacing it with a ‘Stay Local’ message (retaining the current, local authority-based travel restrictions for at least a three-week period)

5 April

We will continue to monitor closely this encouraging data. Assuming that all goes well, our next significant milestone for easing restrictions will be 5 April, when we plan to ease a wider range of current restrictions in level 4 areas (some of these activities/settings are already permitted/open in Level 3 island communities) including:

  • the resumption of outdoor contact sport for 12-17 year olds
  • return of college students within the top three priority groups identified by Colleges Scotland as most likely not to complete this academic year (estimated as 29% of learners)
  • reopening of non-essential ‘click and collect’ retail
  • extending the list of retail permitted to include:
    ° garden centres (indoor and outdoor)
    ° key cutting shops
    ° mobility equipment shops
    ° baby equipment shops
    ° electrical repair shops
    ° hairdressers and barbers (with shopfronts – not mobile services), by appointment only
    ° homeware shops
    ° vehicle showrooms (appointment only) and forecourts

The prohibition of in-home socialising will continue to be kept under review at this date.

12/19 April, depending on term times

  • all children back to school full-time

26 April

Subject to supply, by mid-April, we plan to have offered the vaccine to priority vaccine groups 1-9, based on the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation advice for protecting the most vulnerable in our population. Assuming the data allows it, we expect a more significant reopening of the economy and society from 26 April. This will likely include the following easings (some of these activities/settings are already permitted/open in Level 3 island communities).

  • extending outdoor socialising to permit up to 6 people from up to 3 households to gather
  • allowing 12-17 year olds to meet outdoors in groups of 6 from up to 6 households
  • travel within all of mainland Scotland permitted (subject to other restrictions that remain in place)
  • remaining shops can reopen and mobile close contact services can resume
  • gyms and swimming pools can reopen for individual exercise
  • tourist accommodation to reopen (self-catering accommodation to be restricted in line with rules on indoor gathering)
  • work in people’s homes to resume
  • non-essential childcare permitted
  • driving lessons and tests to resume
  • weddings and funerals for up to 50 (including wakes and receptions with no alcohol permitted)
  • libraries, museums, galleries re-open
  • outdoor hospitality to open till 10pm with alcohol permitted. Indoor hospitality permitted without alcohol and closing at 8pm
  • social mixing in indoor public places will be subject to current maximum of 4 people from up to 2 households

The prohibition of in-home socialising will continue to be kept under review at this date.

17 May

Three weeks on from the publication of the last update, and given the progress with the vaccination programme and what we have learned about its impact on reducing transmission of the virus, we are now in a position to add a new indicative date for further easing of restrictions. From 17 May we hope to introduce the following easings:

  • re-introducing in-home socialising for up to 4 people from up to 2 households
  • further re-opening of hospitality: bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes can stay open until 10.30pm indoors with alcohol permitted and 2 hour time-limited slots and until 10pm outdoors with alcohol permitted
  • adult outdoor contact sport and indoor group exercises can resume
  • cinemas, amusement arcades and bingo halls can re-open subject to capacity constraints
  • small scale indoor and outdoor events can resume subject to capacity constraints (to be confirmed following stakeholder engagement)
  • colleges and universities can return to a more blended model of learning
  • more in-person (face-to-face) support services can resume
  • non-professional performance arts can resume outdoors


We know that the coronavirus is unpredictable and is adept at mutating in order to survive. It is also vital that we allow enough time between different sets of easings to assess what effect they have had on the R number and other virus indicators. For that reason, it is too early now to give specific dates beyond May. However, we understand the need for people and businesses to plan and so, to give a broad sense of likely timings, from the start of June, we would aim for Scotland to move back to Level 1. This will allow further relaxation across all areas of the economy and society, while still applying physical distancing and other non-pharmaceutical interventions and the FACTS guidance. From the end of June, we hope that we will be able to move to Level 0.

We must also be prepared to pause if the data shows that the virus is spreading again. We will act decisively to reapply higher levels of restrictions to manage localised outbreaks should the need arise. This could be on a local or regional basis, depending on the nature of the outbreak. However, we will not leave any restrictions in place for any longer than they are necessary to meet our responsibility to safeguard the people of Scotland.

Early June

  • up to 6 people from up to 3 households can socialise indoors in a home or public place
  • up to 8 people from 3 households can socialise outdoors.
  • 8 12-17 year olds can meet socially from 8 households outdoors
  • hospitality can remain open until 11pm
  • attendance at events can increase, subject to capacity constraints
  • indoor non-contact sport can take place.
  • increased numbers at life events and places of worship subject to stakeholder engagement
  • casinos, funfairs and soft play can open, subject to capacity constraints

From end of June

  • up to 6 people from up to 3 households can socialise indoors in a home or public place.
  • a phased return of some office staff
  • events increase numbers subject to capacity constraints
  • increased numbers at life events and places of worship subject to stakeholder engagement

You should:

  • wear a face covering
  • avoid crowded places
  • clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • stay 2m away from other people
  • self-isolate and book a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms (new continuous cough, fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste)
  • download the Protect Scotland contact tracing app
SQA Employability Award level 4 with ESOL support course

WSREC'S New Moves project are doing a SQA Employability level 4 with ESOL support course which will be starting on 23rd April.

WSREC will provide Employability course and Glasgow ESOL Forum provide ESOL support.

Registration is open.

For more information see leaflet above
Employment Café 

GCRP in collaboration with Skills Development Scotland Renfrewshire are hosting an online Employment Café

To register as an employer or as a participant see leaflet above 

Cook ,Grew ,Sew & Branching Out

The CGS Youth Climate Film Project is now complete, and we now have 3 films (almost) ready to enter the national Young Reporter for the Environment competition. These will be featured on the website  There will be a Zoom viewing for friends and family on the 22nd of April, and an awards ceremony arranged by KSB on the 30th of April.

Well done to all young people involved!


A photographer from Interfaith Scotland will be in the garden on the 30/3/21 to take pictures and highlight the work we've done over the year for Interfaith week. Janet will be there, but she'd like to see a few staff members, so anyone else willing to be there should turn up at 1.30pm.


Our WSREC Café is today (Thursday) at 1pm. We will be looking at the COVID-19 updates in Scotland, discussing the ease of lockdown and at the end of the session will be doing some chair exercises as well. Please wear suitable clothing and have access to an upright for the virtual exercises.

Zoom details are on the above leaflet  
Living Equality

Living Equality will be organising an awareness session for MEWPP SD Session members on the Scottish Electoral Process.

The virtual information session will be delivered by an Electoral Commission Officer from the Electoral Commission on Monday 29th March 2021 at 7pm

Zoom details will be made available on request

New portal aims to promote voluntary sector careers. 

Young people and job seekers in communities across Scotland will be able to access free training to support work skills and career prospects through a new portal launched 9 March. 

For more information see link below; 

Diageo's Supply Graduate Programme

 Diageo's Supply Graduate Programme has now gone live.

The role profiles are attached and the link to their application page is as follows:

New Hate Crime law passed

MSPs have passed Scotland's new hate crime law.

The legislation consolidates existing law and extends protection for vulnerable groups with a new offence of "stirring up hatred".

Read more about it, link below;

MSPs approve Scotland's controversial hate crime law - BBC News

EUSS application deadline

As of today we are 100 days away from the EUSS application deadline

(Deadline 30th June 2021)

For more information see link below;

Citizens' Rights Project – Providing information, advice and support for EU citizens in Scotland

COVID-19 link for infographic in different languages

Below is the COVID 19 link for  infographic in various different languages.

Current Events

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


No Current Job opportunities.

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