Edition 2 Friday 10th April
This Easter weekend, we want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who continues to provide frontline services to our most vulnerable citizens and communities in these most challenging of times. No matter your role, you’re playing a critical part of our region’s response to COVID-19.
Of course, there are things we can all do to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our family, friends, colleagues, neighbours and communities:
People in every community will face the challenges of COVID-19 in some way, from needing basic provisions to help while they are unwell. Think of others, consider your actions and be kind.
As self-isolation increases, we need to find new ways to stay connected and check in on one another for our physical and mental wellbeing. Reach out to your neighbours, share phone numbers, use social media and technology to stay connected – our community bulletin is full of great examples of how people are doing this.
Keep up-to-date with news, share accurate information and advice and be a positive part of your online community conversations. Again, we’ll aim to keep you updated with this bulletin
Different groups are at increased risk – social-isolation and loneliness are key concerns for all ages. Support anyone who may be anxious about COVID-19 by listening and pointing them to key websites like www.nhsinform.scot.
There are things you may be able to do, like volunteering for local support services or donating to foodbanks to help. Give your time, your words, your presence. And, please continue to follow government advice by staying home – by doing this, you are saving lives.
We hope that Edition 2 of our Community bulletin will help to keep us all connected.