LOCAL KIRKNEWTON GROUPS MAINTAIN SUPPORT
Yesterday the Kirknewton Community Development Trust, Community Council and Church met via Zoom to discuss the current situation locally. We will also reach out to the Primary School Headteacher to join the group to advise on support for children locally. We continue to put any information we hear on this website on a daily basis.
We have forty plus volunteers across the village who can also feed into local street groupings (not every street has a local street group, but some communicate with their neighbours via What’s App). We expect volunteers may be required more as the situation continues beyond 13th April.
Over 70 food deliveries have been made via the shop and KCDT staff/volunteers in two weeks. We continue to make calls to individuals and have identified people who have required more dedicated professional support while doing this.
We are working behind the scenes to provide support beyond the short term and we thank everyone who has contributed so much to the community, sometimes within a small timescale.
KIRKNEWTON CLEAN UP
Some people for additional exercise when out and about are taking plastic bags with them and picking up litter close to them on the way. This is a great way of keeping Kirknewton tidy. We advise wearing gloves as litter could be infected. For that reason we also ask people not to litter as this may also spread the virus. Wash your hands when you get home. Above is the Kirknewton 5K Walk route if you need it. Check this out if on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/a70litterpickers/?hc_location=ufi
KIRKNEWTON COMMMUNITY LOTTERY
Last nights Kirknewton Community lottery winner was 0021105 (Community Card number 62)
SHIELDING FOR THE VULNERABLE
As you are probably aware shielding is now in place for those that are at high risk .
Shielding is for people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19). It’s also for their family, friends and carers.
Shielding measures should be used when an extremely vulnerable person is living in their own home, with or without additional support. This includes extremely vulnerable people living in long-term care facilities.
Other vulnerable people in our communities may also need help to self-isolate, or to maintain social distancing
For more information follow the link: https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/shielding
If anyone is shielding and struggling with local or family support contact the dedicated shielding enquiries number 01506 281000, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or complete the online application (link below). Please Note: This service is a priority service for those who are unable to access services due to their personal circumstances, particularly those with underlying health conditions that require them to completely self-isolate.
Application link: https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/covid19-support
If you do not fit into the above priority category but need assistance the council will link you into support providers within your local community, including voluntary groups.